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Paleontology

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  • Twilight of the Mammothsby P.S. Martin

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 12.95

    The author's "overkill" hypothesis is presented in this study that explains the mysterious megafauna extinctions in North and South America around the time humans arrived at the end of the last great ice age. more...

  • The First Humanby Ann Gibbons

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In this dynamic account, award-winning science writer Ann Gibbons chronicles an extraordinary quest to answer the most primal of questions: When and where was the dawn of humankind?Following four intensely competitive international teams of scientists in a heated race to find the ?missing link??the fossil of the earliest human ancestor?Gibbons ventures... more...

  • Ecology and Behaviour of Mesozoic Reptilesby John L. Cloudsley-Thompson

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 289.00

    Our knowledge of extinct animals depends almost entirely upon the study of fossils. This richly illustrated book clothes the skeletons of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles with flesh, and shows how these fascinating animals evolved and probably lived. Expert author John L. Cloudsley-Thompson provides an interesting synthesis of current views on... more...

  • Ice Age Extinctionby Jim Snook

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    Global warming seen from the other side: by the end of the last ice age, the earth had lost most of its large animal species and most of its humans. In a novel approach the author argues that the main cause of this catastrophic extinction was a drastic reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide, due to the long period of cold, and he backs up his theory... more...

  • Extinctions in the History of Lifeby Paul D. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 47.00

    Topical review of the role of extinction in evolution for students and researchers. more...

  • Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogeneby Ross H. Nehm; Ann F. Budd

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    The richly fossiliferous Neogene stratigraphic sections of the Dominican Republic serve as one of only a few geological research systems in the world where morphological stasis and punctuated speciation have been investigated in multiple lineages. This research system provides unprecedented opportunities for comparative studies of evolutionary stasis... more...

  • The Precambrian Earthby P.G. Eriksson; Wladyslaw Altermann; D.R. Nelson; W.U. Mueller; O. Catuneanu

    Elsevier 2004; US$ 98.00

    In this book the editors strive to cover all primary (i.e. non-applied) topics in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan way, by using a large team of international authors to present their datasets and highly divergent viewpoints. The chapters address: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impact events; generation of continental... more...

  • Darwin's Lost Worldby Martin Brasier

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Darwin puzzled over why ancient Precambrian rocks seemed barren of life. Brasier describes the quest to shed light on Darwin's Lost World, the discovery of its strange creatures, and what drove the sudden flurry of evolution called the Cambrian Explosion, amid tales told with relish of expeditions to the remotest corners of the world. - ;Darwin... more...

  • Dinosaursby David Norman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This is the first accessible book to explain the most recent findings in dinosaur reasearch. It tells the story behind the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. - ;The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as... more...

  • Fossilsby Keith Thomson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are 'living fossils'? What fossils will today's generation leave behind? Building on the scientific aspects, Keith Thomson places fossils in a very human context, highlighting their impact on philosophy, mythology, our concept of time, and popular culture. In this delightful... more...