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Paleontology

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  • 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...

  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaursby Anthony J. Martin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.99

    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 1988; US$ 144.99

    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...

  • The History of Life: A Very Short Introductionby Michael J. Benton

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    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. 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... 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...