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  • 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...

  • Systematics and the Fossil Recordby Andrew B. Smith

    Wiley 2009; US$ 123.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fossils at a Glanceby Clare Milsom; Sue Rigby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95

    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$ 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 evolution... more...

  • Fossils as Informationby Norman F. Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 40.00

    This book discusses the procedure for handling information derived from fossil record, and the application of this information to solve problems. more...

  • Sedimentation of Organic Particlesby Alfred Traverse

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 104.00

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

  • The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North Americaby Donald R. Prothero; Robert J. Emry

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 144.00

    Provides the latest information in dating and correlation of the strata of late middle Eocene through early Oligocene age in North America. more...

  • Biostratigraphyby Brian McGowran

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 68.00

    Essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and related fields. more...