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Paleontology

  • "T. rex" and the Crater of Doomby Walter Alvarez; Carl Zimmer

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95

    Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth, causing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized impactor and debris from the impact site were blasted out through the atmosphere, falling back to Earth all around the globe. Terrible environmental disasters... more...

  • Abominable Scienceby Daniel Loxton; Donald R. Prothero

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Large numbers of people believe in demonstrably false phenomena, from UFOs and ESP to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. Even though these fictions have been repeatedly debunked and discredited, they persist in the human imagination and influence our beliefs and our society. Spinning tales of fantastical creatures may seem like a harmless pastime,... more...

  • Across Atlantic Iceby Dennis J. Stanford; Bruce A. Bradley

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. Distinctive stone tools belonging to the Clovis culture established the presence of these early New World people. But are the Clovis tools Asian in origin?... more...

  • The Adapted Mindby Jerome H. Barkow; Leda Cosmides; John Tooby

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 51.99

    This collection of research essays is centred on the complex, evolved psychological mechanisms that generate human behaviour and culture. It aims to introduce the field of evolutionary psychology to a wider audience and to show how the field connects evolutionary biology to social behaviour. more...

  • Advances in Human Palaeopathologyby Ron Pinhasi; Simon Mays

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.95

    This volume presents a truly integrated methodological and biocultural approach to the expanding discipline of human palaeopathology. The book provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the main methods and techniques that are currently available for studying diseases and related conditions from human skeletal remains.... more...

  • Advances in Quaternary Entomologyby Scott Elias

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 205.00

    Advances in Quaternary Entomology addresses the science of fossil insects by demonstrating their immense contribution to our knowledge of the paleoenvironmental and climatological record of the past 2.6 million years. In this comprehensive survey of the field, Scott A. Elias recounts development of scholarship, reviews the fossil insect record from... more...

  • Adventures in Paleontologyby Irwin L. Slesnick; Thor Hansen

    National Science Teachers Association 2006; US$ 28.95

    ?This book helps students learn by doing. Why look at a picture of a fossil cast in a book when you can make one? Why listen to a lecture about meteorites when you can collect them yourself???Co-author Thor Hansen Millions of years after vanishing from Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students? curiosity. more...

  • After the Ice Ageby E. C. Pielou

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."— Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the... more...

  • Alfred Russell Wallace Contributions to the theory of Natural Selection, 1870, and Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace , 'On the Tendency of Species toby Noel Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 400.00

    Wallace noticed on expeditions to the Amazon and the Malay archipelego that mammals in Southeast Asia are more advanced than their Australian cousins. His suggestion was that the two continents had split before the better adapted mammals had evolved in Asia. The isolated Australian marsupials were able to thrive, whilst those in Asia were driven to... more...

  • American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistoceneby Ross D. E. MacPhee; Gary Haynes

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    Contains summaries of facts, theories, and problems pertaining to the extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America. This title includes chapters that provide a chronology of the extinctions in North and South America. more...