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Paleontology

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  • 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...

  • Paläontologie für Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 17.10

    Fast jeder hält 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 Paläontologen über das vergangene Leben auf der Erde und wozu werden sie benutzt? Reich bebildert und... more...

  • 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 evidence—bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more—demonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful... 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...