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  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaursby Anthony J. Martin

    Wiley 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...

  • Introductory Petrography of Fossilsby Alan S. Horowitz; George R. Ringer; Paul E. Potter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.00

    This is a book for beginners. Not geological beginners, because an introductory course in paleontology and some knowledge of the petrographic microscope is assumed, but for beginners in the study of the petrography of fossil constituents in sedimentary rocks. Fossils are studied for various reasons: 1) to provide chron­ ologic (time) frameworks, 2)... more...

  • The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuegoby J. Rabassa

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 225.00

    Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level.... more...

  • Late Ordovician Articulate Brachiopods from the Red River and Stony Mountain Formations, Southern Manitobaby Jisuo Jin; Zhan Ren-Bin

    NRC Research Press 2001; US$ 42.95

    The Late Ordovician Epoch was marked by one of the two greatest global sea-level rises and inundations of the North American paleocontinent during the Phanerozoic (last 544 million years), accompanied by rapid diversification of invertebrate faunas in shallow, epicontinental seas. more...

  • Mass Extinctions and Their Aftermathby A. Hallam; P. B. Wignall

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 94.99

    Why do mass extinctions occur? The demise of the dinosaurs has been discussed exhaustively, but has never been out into the context of other extinction events. This is the first systematic review of the mass extinctions of all organisms, plant and animal, terrestrial and marine, that have occurred in the history of life. This includes the major crisis... more...

  • Mazon Creek Fossilsby Matthew H. Nitecki

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Mazon Creek Fossils documents the proceedings of a Symposium on Mazon Creek Fossils held at the campus of the University of Michigan during the annual meeting of the North-Central section of the Geological Society of America, 1 May 1978. The present volume contains most of the papers presented at that meeting, and two contributions prepared for it... more...

  • Microfossilsby Howard Armstrong; Martin Brasier

    Wiley 2013; US$ 123.00

    This is a new and completely rewritten edition of the well-known text Microfossils (first published in 1980) covering all the major microfossil groups, with information on taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeoecology. particular attention is given to the uses of microfossils in environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy numerous line... more...

  • Morphogenesis and Evolutionby Keith Stewart Thomson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1988; US$ 144.99

    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 Nature of Cultureby Miriam N. Haidle; Nicholas J. Conard; Michael Bolus

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development... more...

  • New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaursby Michael J. Ryan; Brenda J. Chinnery-Allgeier; David A. Eberth; Patricia E. Ralrick; Philip J. Currie

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsians were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology, behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, and includes descriptions of newly identified species. more...