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Paleontology

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  • The Paleobiological Revolutionby David Sepkoski; Michael Ruse

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 52.00

    Paleontology has long had a troubled relationship with evolutionary biology. Suffering from a reputation as a second-tier science and conjuring images of fossil collectors and amateurs who dig up bones, paleontology was marginalized even by Darwin himself, who worried that incompleteness in the fossil record would be used against his theory of evolution.... more...

  • Prehistoric Lifeby Bruce S. Lieberman; Roger L. Kaesler

    Wiley 2010; US$ 175.95

    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...

  • Microfacies of Carbonate Rocksby Erik Flugel

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    The book provides a synthesis of the methods used in microfacies analysis, the potential of microfacies in evaluating depositional environments and diagenetic history, and the application of microfacies data in the study of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and the provenance of archaeological materials. The first part of the book (Microfacies Analysis)... more...

  • Fossils as Informationby Norman F. Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00

    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 1994; US$ 99.00

    This book looks at the sedimentation of the organic material found in sedimentary rocks. more...

  • The Terrestrial Eocene-Oligocene Transition in North Americaby Donald R. Prothero; Robert J. Emry

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 136.00

    Provides the latest information in dating and correlation of the strata of late middle Eocene through early Oligocene age in North America. more...

  • The Great Devonian Controversyby Martin J. S. Rudwick

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    "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... 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...

  • Paleontologyby Derek Turner

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Explores the far-reaching philosophical questions of paleontology, discussing diverse issues such as punctuated equilibrium and species selection. 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...