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Paleontology

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Postcranial Anatomy of Australopithecus afarensisby Yohannes Haile-Selassie; Denise F. Su

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 129.00

    This volume describes a 3.6 million-years-old partial skeleton of A ustralopithecus afarensis from the Woranso-Mille, central Afar, Ethiopia. This specimen is the first adult partial skeleton to be recovered since Lucy?s (A.L. 288-1) discovery in 1974. It is older than Lucy by 400,000 years and sheds light on the paleobiology of early Australopithecus... more...

  • Micropaleontologyby Pratul Kumar Saraswati; M.S. Srinivasan

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book will help readers learn the basic skills needed to study microfossils especially those without a formal background in paleontology. It details key principles, explains how to identify different groups of microfossils, and provides insight into their potential applications in solving geologic problems. Basic principles are addressed with... more...

  • Principles of Zoological Micropalaeontologyby Vladimir Pokorný; John W. Neale

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Earth Sciences, Volume X: Principles of Zoological Micropalaeontology highlights the morphological, phylogenetic and ecological analysis of microfossils. This book is composed of 10 chapters that survey the most important microfossil taxa, their variety of form, evolution, relationships, and distribution. The opening chapter provides an introduction... more...

  • Bonesby Andrea Piccioli; Valentina Gazzaniga; Paola Catalano

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 159.00

    This book presents the results of a unique macroscopic and radiological analysis, by X-ray and CT scan, of the bone pathologies of about 1800 subjects who lived at the time of the Roman Empire (first and second centuries A.D.) and whose remains were recovered during the excavation of a suburban necropolis of Rome. The survey, which represents a collaboration... more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven?s Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth. Sixty-six million years ago,... more...

  • The Design of Mammalsby John William Prothero

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    A uniquely comprehensive examination of the ways in which mammals of diverse size and taxonomy are quantitatively similar and dissimilar. more...

  • Petrolipalynologyby Dexin Jiang; Eleanora I. Robbins; Yongdong Wang; Huiqiu Yang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book addresses the principles and methods for determining petroleum source rocks based on fossil spores and pollen. Studying petroliferous basins in China, we discovered that there are often as many as three different sources of the microfossils: the source rocks, the rocks along the pathway, and the reservoir rocks. Therefore, fossil spores,... more...