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Paleontology

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  • Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Recordby Michael J. Benton; David A. T. Harper

    Wiley 2013; US$ 185.95

    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...

  • Dinosaursby David Norman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This is the first accessible book to explain the most recent findings in dinosaur reasearch. It tells the story behind the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. - ;The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as... more...

  • 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...

  • Fossils at a Glanceby Clare Milsom; Sue Rigby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 42.50

    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...

  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaursby Anthony J. Martin

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 89.99

    This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration... more...

  • Morphogenesis and Evolutionby Keith Stewart Thomson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 141.99

    1. Introduction. 2. Theory, Reduction, and Hierarchy. 3. Development: Pattern and Process. 4. Early Pattern Formation. 5. Example: Early Pattern Formation in Amphibia. 6. Later Pattern Formation: Morphogenesis. 7. Some General Properties of Morphogenetic Systems. 8. Patterns of Evolution. 9. Morphogenesis and Evolution 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...

  • Paleogene Fossil Birdsby Gerald Mayr

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Presents a detailed review of the Paleogene avian fossil record on a worldwide scale. This book introduces the reader to basic morphological features of the various groups which, as far as possible, are placed into a phylogenetic context in the light of current hypotheses on the interrelationships of extant birds. more...

  • Systematics and the Fossil Recordby Andrew B. Smith

    Wiley 2009; US$ 119.00

    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...

  • Dinosaur Odysseyby Scott D. Sampson

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the... more...