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Paleontology

  • Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexicoby Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva; Kenneth Carpenter; Eberhard Frey

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last... more...

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

    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...

  • Amphibian Evolutionby Rainer R. Schoch

    Wiley 2014; US$ 61.95

    This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land. Although the major frame of the topic lies in the past 370 million years and necessarily deals... more...

  • Foraminifera and their Applicationsby Robert Wynn Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    A one-stop practical guide to foraminifera with numerous case studies demonstrating their applications, for graduate students, micropalaeontologists and industry professionals. more...

  • Fossils of the Carpathian Regionby István Fozy; István Szente; Gareth Dyke

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region?s fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of... more...

  • Evolution of Sexual Reproduction in Marine Invertebratesby Andrew

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Three major aspects that distinguish this book are that (1) it contains the most detailed analysis of the sexual reproduction (oogenesis, fertilization and embryonic incubation) in a particular phylum of the aquatic invertebrates (Bryozoa) ever made; this analysis is based on an exhaustive review of the literature on that topic published over the last... more...

  • Biogeography of Australasiaby Michael Heads

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    A fascinating analysis of the main patterns of distribution and evolution of the Australasian biota. more...

  • Sabertoothby Mauricio Antón

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99

    With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What?s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some... more...

  • When the Invasion of Land Failedby George R. Jr. McGhee

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 44.99

    The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass extinctions of the Late Devonian Epoch. Some 359 to 375 million years ago, these catastrophic events dealt our ancestors a blow that almost drove... more...

  • Bringing Fossils to Lifeby Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 94.99

    The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics. Written for biology and geology undergrads, the text bridges the gap between purely theoretical... more...