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Paleontology

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  • Archaean geochemistryby B.F. Windley

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 175.00

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  • 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 US$ 11.17

    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 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...

  • Morphogenesis and Evolutionby Keith Stewart Thomson

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Today developmental and evolutionary biologists are focussing renewed attention on the developmental process--those genetic and cellular factors that influence variation in individual body shape or metabolism--in an attempt to better understand how evolutionary trends and patterns within individuals might be limited and controlled. In this important... more...

  • Systematics and the Fossil Recordby Andrew B. Smith

    Wiley 2009; US$ 127.00 US$ 110.07

    This new text sets out to establish the key role played by systematics in deciphering patterns of evolution from the fossil record. It begins by considering the nature of the species in the fossil record and then outlines recent advances in the methodology used to establish phylogenetics relationships, stressing why fossil evidence can be crucial.... more...

  • Fossils at a Glanceby Clare Milsom; Sue Rigby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49

    Fossils provide a powerful tool for the study of the nearly 4-billion-year history of life, and its role in the evolution of Earth systems. They also provide important data for evolutionary studies, and contribute to our understanding of the extinction of organisms and the origins of modern biodiversity. Fossils At A Glance is written for students... more...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 187.95 US$ 162.89

    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 evolution... more...

  • Sedimentation of Organic Particlesby Alfred Traverse

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04

    This book looks at the sedimentation of the organic material found in sedimentary rocks. more...