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Paleontology

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  • 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 215.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Polymerid Tribolites from the Cambrian of Northwestern Hunan, China, Two-Volume Setby S. Peng; L.E. Babcock; H. Lin

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 275.00

    China is richly endowed with Cambrian strata yielding some of the best-preserved fossils known anywhere in the world. The trilobites are most important element in the fauna, and of scientific relevance for several reasons. First, they are of regional importance in the precise correlation of strata, and are of primary use in characterising mappable... more...

  • Automated Stratigraphic Correlationby F.P. Agterberg

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    This book provides an introduction to recent developments in automated stratigraphic correlation of fossil data, using computer programs for ranking and scaling of stratigraphic events. Mainframes or microcomputers can be used to aid the stratigrapher during data inventory for a region or time period, for construction of a biozonation based on stratigraphic... more...

  • Patterns of evolutionby A. Hallam

    Elsevier Science 1977; US$ 72.95

    Patterns of evolution, as illustrated by the fossil record more...