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Paleontology

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  • 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...

  • 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... more...

  • African Dinosaurs Unearthedby Gerhard Maier

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 48.99

    From 1907 to 1931 at Tendaguru, a remote site in present-day Tanzania, teams of German (and later British) paleontologists unearthed 220 tons of fossils, including the bones of a new dinosaur, one of the largest then known. For decades the mounted skeleton of this giant, Brachiosaurus, was the largest skeleton of a land animal on exhibit in the world.... more...

  • Fossils as Informationby Norman F. Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 41.00

    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 2005; US$ 72.00

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

  • Biostratigraphyby Brian McGowran

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 68.00

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

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

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 58.00

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

  • Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffby Michael Novacek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    Over the past six years Michael Novacek, the Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to the Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late 20th century. Closed to the West since the 1920's, the remote sands of Mongolia's Gobi Desert constitute the richest fossil site in... more...

  • Grave Secrets of Dinosaursby Phil Manning

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 16.95

    Many of us have seen dinosaur bones and skeletons, maybe even dinosaur eggs...but what did those fearsome animals really look like in the flesh? Soft-tissue fossils give tantalizing clues about the appearance and physiology of the ancient animals. In this exciting book, paleontologist Phillip Manning presents the most astonishing dinosaur fossil... more...

  • Paleontologyby Derek Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Explores the far-reaching philosophical questions of paleontology, discussing diverse issues such as punctuated equilibrium and species selection. more...