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Paleontology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Grave Secrets of Dinosaursby Phil Dr 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...

  • The Great Devonian Controversyby Martin J. S. Rudwick

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 46.00

    "Arguably the best work to date in the history of geology."?David R. Oldroyd, Science "After a superficial first glance, most readers of good will and broad knowledge might dismiss [this book] as being too much about too little. They would be making one of the biggest mistakes in their intellectual lives. . . . [It] could become one of our century's... more...

  • Lifeby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the evidence of fossils. With excitement and driving intelligence, Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through... more...