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Paleontology

  • 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$ 16.83

    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...

  • Understanding Fossilsby Peter Doyle

    Wiley 2014; US$ 119.00

    The first introductory palaeontology text which demonstrates the importance of selected fossil groups in geological and biological studies, particularly in understanding evolutionary patterns, palaeoenvironmental analysis, and stratigraphy. Part one explores several key concepts, such as the processes of fossil preservation, the determination of evolutionary... more...

  • Paläontologie für Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 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...