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  • The Quaternary Period in the United Statesby A.R. Gillespie; S.C. Porter; B.F. Atwater

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book reviews advances in understanding of the past ca. two million years of Earth history - the Quaternary Period - in the United States. It begins with sections on ice and water - as glaciers, permafrost, oceans, rivers, lakes, and aquifers. Six chapters are devoted to the high-latitude Pleistocene ice sheets, to mountain glaciations of the... 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...

  • Studies on Mexican Paleontologyby Francisco J. Vega; Torrey G. Nyborg; Marķa del Carmen Perrilliat; Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros; Sergio R.S. Cevallos-Ferriz; Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 212.23

    During the last few years, the number of contributions to the Paleontology of Mexico has increased considerably. Paleontological work in Mexico has been focused on providing important information for petroleum exploration and specific studies dealing with pollen, foraminifera, radiolaria, dinoflagellates, rudists, and ammonites. Often these reports... more...

  • Permian-Triassic Evolution of Tethys and Western Circum-Pacificby Yin Hongfu; J.M. Dickins; G.R. Shi; Tong Jinnan

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 240.00

    Permian and Triassic are the interval known for the integration and separation of Pangea, the closure of the Palaeotethys and the opening of Mesotethys. They were associated with a series of worldwide events including the Late Palaeozoic glaciation and succeeding extensive evaporatic and reef formations, the end-Palaeozoic regression, strong orogenies... more...

  • Miocene Stratigraphyby A. Montanari; R. Coccioni; G.S. Odin

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 365.00

    Integrated stratigraphy is essential for ⧫ detailed paleoecologic studies of critical intervals in Earth history ⧫ the calibration of the time scale for global use ⧫ the establishment of Global Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) for the definition of chronostratigraphic boundaries. This book constitutes an excellent and probably... more...

  • Ice Age Southern Andesby C.J. Heusser

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 235.00

    The Southern Andes, stretching from the subtropics to the subantarctic, are ideally located for palaeoenvironmental research. Over the broad and continuous latitudinal extent of the cordillera (-24˚), vegetation is adjusted to climatic gradients and atmospheric circulation patterns. Opposed to the prevailing Southern Westerlies, the Southern... more...

  • Extinctions in the History of Lifeby Paul D. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

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

  • Cretaceous Environments of Asiaby H. Okada; N.-J. Mateer

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 240.00

    This book presents a synthesis of the principal environmental characteristics of the Cretaceous in East and South Asia. The research was accomplished under IGCP project 350, which deals with the biological, climatological and physical environments of this region during the Cretaceous. This synthesis discusses aspects of stratigraphy, sedimentology,... more...

  • The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuegoby J. Rabassa

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 225.00

    Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level.... more...