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Paleontology

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  • Becoming Humanby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 5.99

    Becoming Human: Our Past, Present and Future by the Editors of Scientific American   We humans are a strange bunch. We have self-awareness and yet often act on impulses that remain hidden. We were forged in adversity but live in a world of plenty. How did we get here? What is to become of us? To these age-old questions, science has in recent years... more...

  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Details on a Major New Discovery included in a New Afterword Why do we look the way we do? Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik , the ?fish with hands,? tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins,... more...

  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagoniaby Sergio F. Vizcaíno; Richard F. Kay; M. Susana Bargo

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 140.00

    A comprehensive compilation of important mammalian groups of the Santa Cruz Formation fossils, for academic researchers and graduate students. more...

  • 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...

  • Studies on Mexican Paleontologyby Francisco J. Vega; Torrey G. Nyborg; María del Carmen Perrilliat

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    Describes relevant contributions on Mexican Paleontology by specialists and reviews diverse aspects of various fossil groups. This book offers information useful to the fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology and evolution. more...

  • First Floridians and Last Mastodonsby S. David Webb

    Springer 2006; US$ 309.00

    Presents the multidisciplinary results of underwater excavation in north Florida which yields the results of interactions between early Paleoindians and late Pleistocene megafauna. This book provides fundamental insights into two urgent issues: "The Peopling of the Americas"; and "The Extinction of the Megafauna". more...

  • How to Build a Dinosaurby Jack Horner; James Gorman

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur Over a decade after Jurassic Park , Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur. Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology... more...

  • Biostratigraphyby Brian McGowran

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 57.00

    Essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and related fields. more...

  • Darwin's Lost Worldby Martin Brasier

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    Darwin made a powerful argument for evolution in the Origin of Species, based on all the evidence available to him. But a few things puzzled him. One was how inheritance works - he did not know about genes. This book concerns another of Darwin's Dilemmas, and the efforts of modern palaeontologists to solve it.What puzzled Darwin is that the most... more...