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  • Biogeography of the Quaternary Molluscs of the Southwestern Atlantic Oceanby Sergio Martínez; Alejandra Rojas; Claudia del Río

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Quaternary comprises a brief time in the Earth’s history, and apart from a few exceptions, molluscan assemblages recovered from exposures along the coast of Southwestern South America (Southern Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina) are essentially the same than those that inhabit the region today, leading to the assumption that no important change in... more...

  • The Piltdown Forgeryby J. S. Weiner; Chris Stringer

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    On 21 November 1953, one of the most fascinating puzzles in science was finally solved. Three scientists--Joseph Weiner, Kenneth Oakley, and Wilfrid Le Gros Clark--described their investigations into the important fossilized human remains found at Piltdown in Sussex in the early 1900s. Their conclusion was stunning: the remains, and the accompanying... more...

  • High-Resolution Approaches in Stratigraphic Paleontologyby P.J. Harries

    Springer 2003; US$ 289.00

    This volume delves into a spectrum of theoretical as well as applied aspects of high-resolution stratigraphic approaches in paleontology. It explores how increasingly detailed knowledge of the fossil record can enhance our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth and also allows geoscientists to address a broad range of important evolutionary... more...

  • Conversation Piecesby Mark Carnall

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    This book, beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned photography, is a celebration of UCL?s unique collections, with leading academics from the university invited to select and write about an object each found inspiring. From a jar of moles to an Egyptian unguent spoon, a finger X-ray to some prehistoric cereal grains, their choices... more...

  • When the Invasion of Land Failedby George R. Jr. McGhee

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass extinctions of the Late Devonian Epoch. Some 359 to 375 million years ago, these catastrophic events dealt our ancestors a blow that almost drove... more...

  • Prehistoric Mammalsby Kenneth McNamara

    Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 9.95

    In 1909 a rich accumulation of many thousands of bones was excavated from Mammoth Cave in Australia’s south-west. Many of the bones far exceeded in size any modern-day native mammal, evidence that in prehistoric times giant mammals had roamed the Australian bush. They included a marsupial the size of a buffalo, kangaroos more than two metres tall,... more...

  • Sequence Stratigraphy of the Lower Miocene Moghra Formation in the Qattara Depression, North Western Desert, Egyptby Safiya M. Hassan

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    The Qattara Depression is part of the Northwestern Desert in Egypt and is home to the second lowest point in Africa at -133 meters below sea level. Therefore, before any projects can be carried out in this area, we must first understand the geology of the land. The present study deals with the high-resolution sequence stratigraphic analysis of the... more...

  • Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Originsby Jamie L. Clark; John D. Speth

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Recent genetic data showing that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans have made it clear that deeper insight into the behavioral differences between these populations will be critical to understanding the rapid spread of modern humans and the demise of the Neanderthals. This volume, which brings together scholars who have worked with faunal assemblages... more...

  • Bringing Fossils to Lifeby Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 94.99

    The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics. Written for biology and geology undergrads, the text bridges the gap between purely theoretical... more...

  • Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsidaby Christian F. Kammerer; Kenneth D. Angielczyk; Jörg Fröbisch

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Non-mammalian synapsids were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates from the Late Carboniferous to the Middle Triassic and play a key role in understanding the origin and evolution of mammals. Despite these facts and the outstanding fossil record of the group, early synapsids remain obscure. This book showcases the full breadth of contemporary research... more...