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Paleontology

  • Show Me the Boneby Gowan Dawson

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 50.00

    Nineteenth-century paleontologists boasted that, shown a single bone, they could identify or even reconstruct the extinct creature it came from with infallible certainty??Show me the bone, and I will describe the animal!? Paleontologists such as Georges Cuvier and Richard Owen were heralded as scientific virtuosos, sometimes even veritable wizards,... more...

  • Cetacean Paleobiologyby Felix G. Marx; Olivier Lambert; Mark D. Uhen

    Wiley 2016; US$ 74.95

    Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have fascinated and bewildered humans throughout history. Their mammalian affinities have been long recognized, but exactly which group of terrestrial mammals they descend from has, until recently, remained in the dark. Recent decades have produced a flurry of new fossil cetaceans, extending their fossil... more...

  • Geology and Paleontology of the Quaternary of Uruguayby Martin Ubilla; Sergio Martínez

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book provides an updated review and criticism ofthe progress of the continental, transitional and marine Quaternarydeposits of Uruguay. It is primarily based on an analysis of the geologicaland paleontological evidences, synthesizing the time (numerical ages,biostratigraphy), environment and climatic situations involved and highlightingthe most... more...

  • Africa from MIS 6-2by Sacha C. Jones; Brian A. Stewart

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 139.00

    Bringing together archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic data, this book makes a first attempt to reconstruct African population histories from out species' evolution to the Holocene. Africa during Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 6 to 2 (~190-12,000 years ago) witnessed the biological development and behavioral florescence... more...

  • The Bare Bonesby Matthew F. Bonnan

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to... more...

  • Military Geosciences and Desert Warfareby Eric V. McDonald; Thomas Bullard

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 259.00

    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference of Military Geoscience that was held in 2011. The conference included discussion on a diverse range of geosciences, including military history, military geology, teaching geology from a military prospective, geological influence on the battlefield, and environmental and... more...

  • Paleoecologyby David J. Bottjer

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.00

    Paleoecology is a discipline that uses evidence from fossils to provide an understanding of ancient environments and the ecological history of life through geological time. This text covers the fundamental approaches that have provided the foundation for present paleoecological understanding, and outlines new research areas in paleoecology for managing... more...

  • Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crisesby Jean Guex

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods. The text offers a non-strictly adaptative explanation of repetition of phyla after the major extinctions, utilizing a study of seven phylogenetically distinct groups. This opens a new experimental field in evolutionary... more...

  • The Nature of Cultureby Miriam N. Haidle; Nicholas J. Conard; Michael Bolus

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume introduces a model of the expansion of cultural capacity as a systemic approach with biological, historical and individual dimensions. It is contrasted with existing approaches from primatology and behavioural ecology; influential factors like differences in life history and demography are discussed; and the different stages of the development... more...

  • Die Entwicklung des Systems Erdeby Olaf Elicki; Christoph Breitkreuz; Christian Kreher

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Den Ansatz der klassischen Historischen Geologie aufgreifend, fokussieren die Autoren in diesem neu-konzipierten Lehrbuch auf die biogenen und nicht-biogenen Prozesse der Erdentwicklung. Seit der Entstehung unseres Planeten vor etwa 4,5 Milliarden Jahren finden diese komplexen und sich in vielerlei Hinsicht gegenseitig beeinflussenden Prozesse auf... more...