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Paleontology

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  • The Fossil Detectivesby Douglas Palmer; Hermione Cockburn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 27.18

    Fossils provide us with a tantalizing glimpse of Britain's prehistoric past and hold the key to unlocking the secrets of life's history and evolution. Since the appearance of primitive organisms in Britain more than a billion years ago, oceans, deserts, swamps and vast mountains have come and gone in our corner of western Europe; forests of long-extinct... more...

  • Computational Paleontologyby Ashraf M.T. Elewa

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Computational paleontology is simply a term applied to using computers and its facilities in the field of paleontology. However, we should be exactly precise in describing the term through explaining the main themes of this motivating and attractive scientific field. The uppermost aim of this book is to explain how computation could be competent in... more...

  • Late Cainozoic Floras of Icelandby Thomas Denk; Reinhard Zetter; Leifur A. Simonarson; Friogeir Grimsson

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Being the only place in the northern North Atlantic yielding late Cainozoic terrestrial sediments rich in plant fossils, Iceland provides a unique archive for vegetation and climate development in this region. This book includes the complete plant fossil record from Iceland spanning the past 15 million years. Eleven sedimentary rock formations containing... more...

  • Quantifying the Evolution of Early Lifeby Marc Laflamme; James D. Schiffbauer; Stephen Q. Dornbos

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    This volume provides a detailed description of a wide range of numerical, statistical or modeling techniques and novel instrumentation separated into individual chapters written by paleontologists with expertise in the given methodology. Each chapter outlines the strengths and limitations of specific numerical or technological approaches, and ultimately... more...

  • Paleontologyby Ian Tattersall

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    "Endlessly absorbing and informative. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to this most important and fascinating field.??Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Paleontology: A Brief History of Life is the fifth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range... more...

  • Time Travelerby Michael Novacek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 25.99

    Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for... more...

  • Applications of Palaeontologyby Robert Wynn Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 120.00

    Shows how palaeontology can be applied to petroleum, mineral and coal exploration and exploitation, engineering geology and environmental science. more...

  • Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystemsby Pascal Godefroit

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The... more...

  • Stratigraphic Paleobiologyby Mark E. Patzkowsky; Steven M. Holland

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Whether the fossil record should be read at face value or whether it presents a distorted view of the history of life is an argument seemingly as old as many fossils themselves. In the late 1700s, Georges Cuvier argued for a literal interpretation, but in the early 1800s, Charles Lyell?s gradualist view of the earth?s history required a more nuanced... 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...