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Paleontology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fossils at a Glanceby Clare Milsom; Sue Rigby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 42.50

    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...

  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaursby Anthony J. Martin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 89.99

    “The text is very appropriate for an introductory course on dinosaurs. The material is up to date, the pedagogy is excellent, and the explanations of technical material are accessible. I’ve already used this text, and will continue to do so – the new edition is an excellent improvement.” –Raymond Freeman-Lynde, University... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Prehistoric Lifeby Bruce S. Lieberman; Roger L. Kaesler

    Wiley 2010; US$ 181.95

    Prehistoric life is the archive of evolution preserved in the fossil record.  This book focuses on the meaning and significance of that archive and is designed for introductory college science students, including non-science majors, enrolled in survey courses emphasizing paleontology, geology and biology. From the origins of animals to the... more...

  • Microfacies of Carbonate Rocksby Erik Flugel

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    The book provides a synthesis of the methods used in microfacies analysis, the potential of microfacies in evaluating depositional environments and diagenetic history, and the application of microfacies data in the study of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and the provenance of archaeological materials. The first part of the book (Microfacies Analysis)... more...