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  • 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...

  • The Study of Benthic Communitiesby R. H. Parker

    Elsevier Science 1974; US$ 72.95

    The Study of Benthic Communities more...

  • Glacigenic Sedimentsby K. Brodzikowski; A. J. van Loon

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    This book aims primarily at providing those involved in fundamental or applied research in the fields of geology, geomorphology and hydrology with a systematic overview of glacigenic sediments. A generally applicable terminology is proposed which should facilitate communication between scientists from several fields. Also it should form a bridge between... more...

  • After the Ice Ageby E. C. Pielou

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."? Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the... more...

  • Archaean Geochemistryby B.F. Windley

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 175.00

    Archaean Geochemistry more...

  • Terminal Eocene Eventsby C. Pomerol; I. Premoli-Silva

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 195.00

    The papers in this volume provide an exhaustive inventory and description of the most complete sedimentary sequences across the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary (EOB) from all over the world, and present a synthesis of the biotic and chemico-physical events detected at the Eocene-Oligocene transition. The content of the book represents the results achieved... more...

  • Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Recordby Michael Benton; David A. T. Harper

    Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes... more...

  • Darwin's Lost Worldby Martin Brasier

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    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. more...

  • Fossils: A Very Short Introductionby Keith Thomson

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    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 book,... more...

  • Fossils at a Glanceby Clare Milsom; Sue Rigby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 42.50 US$ 36.83

    Life on Earth has been evolving and interacting with the surface and atmosphere for almost four billion years. Fossils provide a powerful tool in the study of the Earth and its history. They also provide important data for evolutionary studies and contribute to our understanding of the extinction of organisms and the origins of modern biodiversity.... more...