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- 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...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 16.95
n November 12, 2002, Dr. John Chambers of the NASA Ames - search Center gave a seminar to the Astrobiology Group at the OUniversity of Washington. The audience of about 100 listened with rapt attention as Chambers described results from a computer study of how planetary systems form. The goal of his research was to answer a dec- tively simple question:... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95
This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land. Although the major frame of the topic lies in the past 370 million years and necessarily deals... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 72.99
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. Prior fieldwork confirmed the richness of the area, but a major effort begun in the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 55.00
Laurens Baas Becking was a pioneer in the field of microbial ecology and the father of Geobiology. This is the first English translation of Baas Becking’s Geobiologie : of Inleiding tot de Millieukunde published in Dutch in 1934. This book provides a fascinating view of how organisms have both adapted to and shaped their environment,... more...
- 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...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 54.99
This volume, aimed at the general reader, presents life and times of the amazing animals that inhabited Earth more than 500 million years ago. The Cambrian Period was a critical time in Earth?s history. During this immense span of time nearly every modern group of animals appeared. Although life had been around for more than 2 million millennia, Cambrian... more...