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Paleontology

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  • The Fossil Detectivesby Douglas Palmer; Hermione Cockburn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.14

    Fossils provide us with a tantalizing glimpse of Britain's prehistoric past and hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life's history and evolution. Since the appearance of primitive organisms in Britain more than a billion years ago, oceans, deserts, swamps and vast mountains have come and gone in our corner of western Europe; forests of long-extinct... more...

  • Late Cainozoic Floras of Icelandby Thomas Denk; Reinhard Zetter; Leifur A. Simonarson; Friogeir Grimsson

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Being the only place in the northern North Atlantic yielding late Cainozoic terrestrial sediments rich in plant fossils, Iceland provides a unique archive for vegetation and climate development in this region. This book includes the complete plant fossil record from Iceland spanning the past 15 million years. Eleven sedimentary rock formations containing... more...

  • Paleontologyby Ian Tattersall

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    "Endlessly absorbing and informative. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to this most important and fascinating field.”—Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Paleontology: A Brief History of Life is the fifth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists... more...

  • Time Travelerby Michael Novacek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 25.99

    Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for... more...

  • Dinosaur Paleobiologyby Stephen L. Brusatte

    Wiley 2012; US$ 154.95

    The study of dinosaurs has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance over the past few decades. Scientific understanding of dinosaur anatomy, biology, and evolution has advanced to such a degree that paleontologists often know more about 100-million-year-old dinosaurs than many species of living organisms. This book provides a contemporary review... more...

  • Evolutionby Donald R. Prothero; Carl Buell

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains,... more...

  • Under a Green Skyby Peter D. Ward

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    By looking backward at the course of great extinctions, a paleontologist sees what the future holds. More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90 percent of all species and nearly 97 percent of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle for paleontologists. During the 1990s... more...

  • Paleopalynologyby Alfred Traverse

    Springer 2007; US$ 149.00

    This book provides complete coverage of all aspects of the study of all fossil palynomorphs yet studied. It is a profusely illustrated treatment. The book serves both as a student text and general reference work. Palynomorphs yield information about age, geological and biological environment, climate during deposition, and other significant factors... more...

  • Late Cretaceous/Paleogene WANT Terrestrial Biota and its Intercontinental Affinitiesby Marcelo Reguero; Francisco Goin; Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche; Sergio Marenssi; Tania Dutra

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    One of the most intriguing paleobiogeographical phenomena involving the origins and gradual sundering of Gondwana concerns the close similarities and, in most cases, inferred sister-group relationships of a number of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrate taxa, e.g., dinosaurs, flying birds, mammals, etc., recovered from uppermost Cretaceous/ Paleogene... more...

  • Devonian Paleoenvironments of Ohioby Rituparna Bose

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Carbonate depositional systems in the Paleozoic geologic time represent fewer studies in paleoecological interactions than the siliciclastic systems. To evaluate this difference, the paleontology of the Middle Devonian Dundee Formation in Ohio has been explored. This geologic formation represents an important environment in the Michigan Basin of North... more...