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Paleontology

  • Footprints in Stoneby Ronald J. Buta; David C. Kopaska-Merkel; Dana J. Ehret

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    The Steven C. Minkin (Union Chapel) Paleozoic Footprint Site ranks among the most important fossil sites in the world today, and Footprints in Stone recounts the accidental revelation of its existence and detailed findings about its fossil record.   Currently 2,500 miles from the equator and more than 250 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico,... more...

  • Dinosaur Tracksby Peter L. Falkingham; Daniel Marty; Annette Richter

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    The latest advances in dinosaur ichnology are showcased in this comprehensive and timely volume, in which leading researchers and research groups cover the most essential topics in the study of dinosaur tracks. Some assess and demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches and techniques, such as experimental ichnology, photogrammetry, biplanar X-rays, and... more...

  • Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeysby Darin A. Croft; Velizar Simeonovski

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth?giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world?s largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other equally intriguing mammals that have no close living relatives: armored mammals with tail clubs, saber-toothed marsupials, and even a swimming... more...

  • Geodynamic Evolution of the Southernmost Andesby Matías Ghiglione

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book focuses on the strong relation between the tectonic evolution of the Southernmost Andes and their closest southern neighbors, the Scotia Sea and Antarctica. Some episodes are related to processes of global significance such as the opening of the Drake Passage, which is somehow linked to Late Cenozoic cooling. Many of the topics covered in... more...

  • Plant Variation and Evolutionby David Briggs; Stuart Max Walters

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    A long-awaited fourth edition of a classic text, now fully revised and updated for the molecular era. more...

  • Dynamic Paleontologyby Mark A.S. McMenamin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    Using a series of case studies, the book demonstrates the power of dynamic analysis as applied to the fossil record. Written in an engaging and informative style, Dynamic Paleontology outlines the best application of quantitative and other tools to critical problems in the paleontological sciences including such topics as analysis of the Cambrian Explosion... more...

  • Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Marsby John L. Smellie; Benjamin R. Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    Presents the distinctive processes and characteristics of glaciovolcanic eruptions, with reference to terrestrial and Mars occurrences. more...

  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponryby Radu Iovita; Katsuhiro Sano

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    The objective of this volume is to showcase the contemporary state of research on recognizing and evaluating the performance of stone age weapons from a variety of viewpoints, including investigating their cognitive and evolutionary significance.  New archaeological finds and experimental studies  have helped to bring this subject... more...

  • Humansby Claudio Tuniz; Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    Based on the latest scientific discoveries, this ?unauthorized biography? of the Humans recounts the story of our distant ancestors during the past 6 million years, since the line of our extended family separated from that leading to modern chimpanzees. The book explains how different species evolved, both anatomically and cognitively, and describes... more...

  • Show Me the Boneby Gowan Dawson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 50.00

    Nineteenth-century paleontologists boasted that, shown a single bone, they could identify or even reconstruct the extinct creature it came from with infallible certainty??Show me the bone, and I will describe the animal!? Paleontologists such as Georges Cuvier and Richard Owen were heralded as scientific virtuosos, sometimes even veritable wizards,... more...