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  • Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsidaby Christian F. Kammerer; Kenneth D. Angielczyk; Jörg Fröbisch

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Non-mammalian synapsids were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates from the Late Carboniferous to the Middle Triassic and play a key role in understanding the origin and evolution of mammals. Despite these facts and the outstanding fossil record of the group, early synapsids remain obscure. This book showcases the full breadth of contemporary research... more...

  • Im Fokusby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 19.99

    Warum gibt es keine Mammuts mehr" Wen jagte der Tyrannosaurus rex" Und war der Neandertaler wirklich eine Sackgasse der Evolution" Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, musste man eigentlich zuruck in die Urzeit reisen konnen. Doch den Palaontologen gelingt es heute dank modernster Methoden auch ohne Zeitmaschine, aus fossilen Knochen, Pflanzenrelikten,... more...

  • Fossilsby Frank H. T. Rhodes; Paul R. Shaffer; Herbert S. Zim; Raymond Perlman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   This introduction to the life of the past as revealed through fossils includes: -Descriptions of the typical plants and animals of major geological eras -Maps showing where fossils can be found -The history of the development of life on earth Full-color illustrations and concise information make... more...

  • The Oldest Enigma of Humanityby Bertrand David; Jean-Jacques Lefrère

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man's sole purpose was surviving? And... more...

  • Die Ammoniten des süddeutschen Liasby Rudolf Schlegelmilch

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Die aus der Fulle der Spezialliteratur zusammengetragenen Ammonitenarten des suddeutschen Lias werden in ubersichtlichen Bestimmungstabellen in systematischer Ordnung dargestellt. Zu den uber 340 Arten der ersten Auflage wurden in der Neuauflage weitere 40 Arten hinzugefugt. Alle Arten werden durch vergleichende Beschreibung sowie Darstellung von Querschnitt,... more...

  • Die Belemniten des süddeutschen Juraby Rudolf Schlegelmilch

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Belemniten (Donnerkeile, Teufelsfinger) waren rauberische Kopffußler, die im Jura die Weltmeere besiedelt haben. Von ihnen sind heute fossil meist nur die pfeilformiger hinteren Teile der Schale ubrig. Dieser Band beschreibt die aus suddeutschen Juraablagerungen bekannten Belemniten in derzeit gultiger Nomenklatur und Systematik. Zoologen und Geologen,... more...

  • Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organismsby Daniel I. Hembree; Brian F. Platt; Jon J. Smith

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    Paleontologists and geologists struggle with research questions often complicated by the loss or even absence of key paleobiological and paleoenvironmental information. Insight into this missing data can be gained through direct exploration of analogous living organisms and modern environments. Creative, experimental and interdisciplinary treatments... more...

  • No Turning Backby Richard Ellis

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Conservationist Richard Ellis?s fascinating examination of extinction, ?one of the most powerful forces on earth, and one of the most enigmatic?   In No Turning Back , naturalist Richard Ellis conducts a masterful and engrossing investigation of one of the world?s most harrowing inevitabilities: extinction. Taking a concentrated look at a variety... more...

  • Vertebrate Palaeontologyby Michael J. Benton

    Wiley 2014; US$ 129.95

    Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week… and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days of guesswork. Young researchers use impressive... more...

  • Die Ammoniten des süddeutschen Malmsby Rudolf Schlegelmilch

    Springer 2014; US$ 159.00

    Nach bewahrtem Vorbild enthalt dieser Band die handlichen Bestimmungstabellen und großformatigen Bildtafeln von 483 Ammoniten-Arten der Malmregionen von Schwabischer und Frankischer Alb einschließlich ihrer Auslaufer. Weitere 153 Arten werden im Text beschrieben. Die angewandte Systematik stutzt sich wiederum auf die neuere umfangreiche Spezialliteratur.... more...