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Paleontology

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  • 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 István Fozy; István Szente; Gareth Dyke

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    István Fozy and István 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...

  • Dodging Extinctionby Dr. Anthony D. Barnosky

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the... more...

  • First Floridians and Last Mastodonsby S. David Webb

    Springer 2006; US$ 309.00

    Presents the multidisciplinary results of underwater excavation in north Florida which yields the results of interactions between early Paleoindians and late Pleistocene megafauna. This book provides fundamental insights into two urgent issues: "The Peopling of the Americas"; and "The Extinction of the Megafauna". 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...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • Drawing Out Leviathanby Keith M. Parsons

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    "... are dinosaurs social constructs? Do we really know anything about dinosaurs? Might not all of our beliefs about dinosaurs merely be figments of the paleontological imagination? A few years ago such questions would have seemed preposterous, even nonsensical. Now they must have a serious ... more...

  • The Lost Dinosaurs of Egyptby William Nothdurft; Josh Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.95

    The date is January 11, 1911 . A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence... more...

  • The Development of Animal Formby Alessandro Minelli

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 65.00

    Integrates traditional morphological and contemporary molecular genetic approaches to evolutionary developmental biology or 'evo-devo'. more...

  • Late Ordovician Articulate Brachiopods from the Red River and Stony Mountain Formations, Southern Manitobaby Jisuo Jin; Zhan Ren-Bin

    NRC Research Press 2001; US$ 42.95

    The Late Ordovician Epoch was marked by one of the two greatest global sea-level rises and inundations of the North American paleocontinent during the Phanerozoic (last 544 million years), accompanied by rapid diversification of invertebrate faunas in shallow, epicontinental seas. more...