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Paleontology

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  • Fossil Legends of the First Americansby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...

  • Tyrannosaurid Paleobiologyby J. Michael Parrish; Ralph E. Molnar; Philip J. Currie; Eva B. Koppelhus

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status... more...

  • No Turning Backby Richard Ellis

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Conservationist Richard Ellis?s fascinating examination of extinction, ?one of the most powerful forces on earth, and one of the most enigmatic?   In No Turning Back , naturalist Richard Ellis conducts a masterful and engrossing investigation of one of the world?s most harrowing inevitabilities: extinction. Taking a concentrated look at a variety... more...

  • The Archaeology of Australia's Desertsby Mike Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    This is the first book-length study of the archaeology of Australia's deserts, exploring the cultural and environmental history of these drylands. more...

  • Before the Dawnby Nicholas Wade

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    Nicholas Wade?s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times . In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn , Wade reveals humanity?s origins as never before?a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around... more...

  • Paläontologie für Neugierigeby Patrick Wyse Jackson; Sven Nielsen

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 17.27

    Fast jeder hält vor Ehrfurcht oder Verwunderung den Atem an, wenn er im Naturkundemuseum zum ersten Mal vor dem fossilen Skelett eines Dinosauriers steht. Doch was sind Fossilien und wie entstehen sie? Welche wichtigen Informationen liefern sie den Paläontologen über das vergangene Leben auf der Erde und wozu werden sie benutzt? Reich bebildert und... 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...

  • Stratigraphic micropaleontology of Atlantic basin and borderlandsby F.M. Swain

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 190.00

    Stratigraphic micropaleontology of Atlantic basin and borderlands 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...