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Paleontology

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  • Your Inner Fishby Neil Shubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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. The basis for the PBS series. By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless fish,... more...

  • Rare Earthby Peter D. Ward; Donald Brownlee

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 15.89

    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...

  • Calcareous algaeby John L. Wray

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 190.00

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  • Ichnologyby Luis A. Buatois; M. Gabriela Mángano

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 76.00

    A comprehensive study of the concepts and application of trace fossils through geologic time for paleontologists, sedimentologists and petroleum geoscientists. more...

  • Dinosaurs under the Auroraby Roland A. Gangloff

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oil company geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges,... more...

  • Fossil Crinoidsby Hans Hess; William I. Ausich; Carlton E. Brett; Michael J. Simms

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 94.00

    The first comprehensive volume on crinoids for palaeontologists, geologists, evolutionary and marine biologists, ecologists and amateur fossil collectors. more...

  • The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Eventby Barry D. Webby; Florentin Paris; Mary L. Droser; Ian G. Percival

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 129.99

    Two of the greatest evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth occurred during Early Paleozoic time. The first was the Cambrian explosion of skeletonized marine animals about 540 million years ago. The second was the "Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event," which is the focus of this book. During the 46-million-year Ordovician Period... more...

  • History of Lifeby Richard Cowen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 106.95 US$ 96.25

    This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet,... more...

  • Rhinoceros Giantsby Donald R. Prothero

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Written for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, this book introduces the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals inhabited Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 6 feet long, stood 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were twice as heavy... more...

  • Tyrannosaurid Paleobiologyby Indiana University Press

    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...