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Paleontology

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asiaby An Zhisheng

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book is the first of its kind on environmental change research devoted to monsoon-arid environment evolution history and its mechanism involved. Capturing the most prominent features of Asian climate and environmental changes, it gives a comprehensive review of the Asian Monsoon records providing evidence for spatial and temporal climatic and... more...

  • Amphibian Evolutionby Rainer R. Schoch

    Wiley 2014; US$ 123.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...