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Paleontology

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lebensspuren im Gesteinby Peter Rothe; Volker Storch; Claudia von See

    Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95

    ?Lebensspuren im Stein? bietet spannende Einblicke in längst vergangene Lebenswelten Mitteleuropas. Jedes Hauptkapitel ist einer Periode der Erdgeschichte zugeordnet und gibt neben einem Überblick über die Geologie einen fundierten Einblick in die jeweiligen Lebensformen und ihre Überreste, die bis heute unsere Landschaft formen,... more...

  • Lebensspuren im Gesteinby Peter Rothe; Volker Storch; Claudia von See

    Wiley 2013; US$ 21.95

    ?Lebensspuren im Stein? bietet spannende Einblicke in längst vergangene Lebenswelten Mitteleuropas. Jedes Hauptkapitel ist einer Periode der Erdgeschichte zugeordnet und gibt neben einem Überblick über die Geologie einen fundierten Einblick in die jeweiligen Lebensformen und ihre Überreste, die bis heute unsere Landschaft formen,... more...