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  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Flying Dinosaursby John Pickrell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidenceóbones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and moreódemonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful... more...

  • Palšontologie fŁr Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 16.83

    Fast jeder hšlt vor Ehrfurcht oder Verwunderung den Atem an, wenn er im Naturkundemuseum zum ersten Mal vor dem fossilen Skelett eines Dinosauriers steht. Doch was sind Fossilien und wie entstehen sie? Welche wichtigen Informationen liefern sie den Palšontologen Łber das vergangene Leben auf der Erde und wozu werden sie benutzt? Reich bebildert und... more...

  • Dinosaurs under the Auroraby Roland A. Gangloff

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oil company geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges,... more...

  • Rhinoceros Giantsby Donald R. Prothero; Carl Buell

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Written for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, this book introduces the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals inhabited Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 6 feet long, stood 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were twice as heavy... more...

  • Tyrannosaurid Paleobiologyby J. Michael Parrish; Ralph E. Molnar; Philip J. Currie; Eva B. Koppelhus

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status... more...

  • At the Top of the Grand Staircaseby Alan L. Titus; Mark A. Loewen

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. Prior fieldwork confirmed the richness of the area, but a major effort begun in the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of... more...

  • Fossils of the Carpathian Regionby IstvŠn Fozy; IstvŠn Szente; Gareth Dyke

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    IstvŠn Fozy and IstvŠn Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region?s fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of... more...

  • Cambrian Ocean Worldby John Foster

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    This volume, aimed at the general reader, presents life and times of the amazing animals that inhabited Earth more than 500 million years ago. The Cambrian Period was a critical time in Earth?s history. During this immense span of time nearly every modern group of animals appeared. Although life had been around for more than 2 million millennia, Cambrian... more...

  • The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World (Text Only Edition)by Deborah Cadbury

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting events in the natural history of this planet: the existence of dinosaurs. more...