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Paleontology

  • The Story of Life in 25 Fossilsby Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a... more...

  • Dinosaurs!by Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    Terrible lizards. That?s what the word ?dinosaurs? means. Yet dinosaurs are not true lizards, and they are not necessarily terrible either. In fact, paleontologists have overturned one misconception after another, and in this eBook, ?Dinosaurs!?, we look at what the latest research tells us and what we still have to learn about these endlessly fascinating... more...

  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Hadrosaursby David A. Eberth; David C. Evans

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 94.99

    Hadrosaurs--also known as duck-billed dinosaurs--are abundant in the fossil record. With their unique complex jaws and teeth perfectly suited to shred and chew plants, they flourished on Earth in remarkable diversity during the Late Cretaceous. So ubiquitous are their remains that we have learned more about dinosaurian paleobiology and paleoecology... more...

  • A History of Life in 100 Fossilsby Paul D. Taylor; Aaron O'Dea

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 34.95

    A History of Life in 100 Fossils showcases 100 key fossils that together illustrate the evolution of life on earth. Iconic specimens have been selected from the renowned collections of the two premier natural history museums in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, and the Natural History Museum, London. The fossils ahve been chosen... more...

  • Dodging Extinctionby Dr. Anthony D. Barnosky

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the... more...

  • Flying Dinosaursby John Pickrell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more—demonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful... more...

  • At the Water's Edgeby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody Out of the Pond At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens today is an epic that we are only now beginning to grasp. Magnificent and bizarre, it is the story of how we got here, what we left... more...

  • Paläontologie für Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 33.21

    Fast jeder hält vor Ehrfurcht oder Verwunderung den Atem an, wenn er im Naturkundemuseum zum ersten Mal vor dem fossilen Skelett eines Dinosauriers steht. Doch was sind Fossilien und wie entstehen sie? Welche wichtigen Informationen liefern sie den Paläontologen über das vergangene Leben auf der Erde und wozu werden sie benutzt? Reich bebildert und... more...

  • Paläontologie für Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 33.21

    Fast jeder hält vor Ehrfurcht oder Verwunderung den Atem an, wenn er im Naturkundemuseum zum ersten Mal vor dem fossilen Skelett eines Dinosauriers steht. Doch was sind Fossilien und wie entstehen sie? Welche wichtigen Informationen liefern sie den Paläontologen über das vergangene Leben auf der Erde und wozu werden sie benutzt? Reich bebildert und... more...