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Paleontology

  • 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$ 17.26

    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...

  • Climate Change in Desertsby Martin Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    A synthesis of the environmental and climatic history of every major desert and desert margin, for researchers and advanced students. 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...

  • Phanerozoic Diversity Patternsby J. Valentine

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 72.50

    Here twenty-one leading paleontologists use important refinements in fossil diversity data to provide critical evaluations of older hypotheses of diversification and extinction processes and to propose fresh interpretations. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • Geomathematics: Theoretical Foundations, Applications and Future Developmentsby Frits Agterberg

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book provides a wealth of geomathematical case history studies performed by the author during his career at the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada (NRCan-GSC). Several of the techniques newly developed by the author and colleagues that are described in this book have become widely adopted, not only for further research... more...

  • Frederic W. Harmer: A Scientific Biographyby John Kington

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    Comprising the first definitive account of the geological and palaeometeorological studies made by the British geologist, Frederic W. Harmer (1835-1924) this book contributes a previously missing chapter to the history of science. The main objective of the author is to ensure that the scientific work of Harmer, which unfortunately has been widely neglected... 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...

  • Cambrian Ocean Worldby John Foster

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    This volume, aimed at the general reader, presents life and times of the amazing animals that inhabited Earth more than 500 million years ago. The Cambrian Period was a critical time in Earth?s history. During this immense span of time nearly every modern group of animals appeared. Although life had been around for more than 2 million millennia, Cambrian... more...

  • The People of Sunghirby Erik Trinkaus; Alexandra P. Buzhilova; Maria B. Mednikova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 174.99

    In this latest volume in the Human Evolution Series, Erik Trinkaus and his co-authors synthesize the research and findings concerning the human remains found at the Sunghir archaeological site. It has long been apparent to those in the field of paleoanthropology that the human fossil remains from the site of Sunghir are an important part of the human... more...