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Paleontology

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  • Understanding Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic Biotic and Climatic Eventsby Jeff Over; Jared Morrow; P. Wignall

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 210.00

    The Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic intervals are among the most dynamic episodes of Earth history, marked by large secular changes in continental ecosystems, dramatic fluctuations in ocean oxygenation, major phases of biotic turnover, volcanism, bolide impact events, and rapid fluctuations in stable isotope systems and sea level. This volume highlights... more...

  • Paleontological Data Analysisby ?yvind Hammer; David A. T. Harper

    Wiley 2008; US$ 135.00

    "I would definitely encourage students, later-year undergraduate or graduate, embarking on palaeontological research involving more than the most trivial statistics to buy this book, not just rely on the library copy." Newsletter of Micropalaeontology <!--end--> 'I warmly encourage all graduate students, post-docs, and academics in palaeontology... more...

  • 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

    Science ?Thrilling.... Gibbons [writes] with great flair.? ? Entertainment Weekly ?An entertaining, richly detailed story, told with clarity and a commanding grasp of the complexities of human origins.?? The Plain Dealer ?Colorful and readable. . . . Like a detective story that puts Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Sam Spade, V.I. Warshawski, Easy... 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...

  • 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$ 52.00

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

  • Global Biogeographyby J.C. Briggs

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 72.95

    This book significantly expands the coverage of this subject given by its predecessor Biogeography and Plate Tectonics (1987). Global Biogeography traces global changes in geography and biology from the Precambrian to the Recent (with worldwide coverage in chronological order); examines the evolutionary effects of the major extinctions, and discusses... 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...

  • Palaeobiology IIby Derek Briggs; Peter R Crowther

    Wiley 2008; US$ 221.95

    Palaeobiology: A Synthesis was widely acclaimed both for its content and production quality. Ten years on, Derek Briggs and Peter Crowther have once again brought together over 150 leading authorities from around the world to produce Palaeobiology II. Using the same successful formula, the content is arranged as a series of concise articles, taking... more...