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Paleontology

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 185.95

    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...

  • Archaean geochemistryby B.F. Windley

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 175.00

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  • 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...

  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaursby Anthony J. Martin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 89.99

    This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration... 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...

  • The History of Lifeby Michael J. Benton

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. - ;There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents... more...

  • Morphogenesis and Evolutionby Keith Stewart Thomson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 141.99

    1. Introduction. 2. Theory, Reduction, and Hierarchy. 3. Development: Pattern and Process. 4. Early Pattern Formation. 5. Example: Early Pattern Formation in Amphibia. 6. Later Pattern Formation: Morphogenesis. 7. Some General Properties of Morphogenetic Systems. 8. Patterns of Evolution. 9. Morphogenesis and Evolution more...

  • Paleogene Fossil Birdsby Gerald Mayr

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Presents a detailed review of the Paleogene avian fossil record on a worldwide scale. This book introduces the reader to basic morphological features of the various groups which, as far as possible, are placed into a phylogenetic context in the light of current hypotheses on the interrelationships of extant birds. more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 290.00

    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...