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Paleontology

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  • Bursting the Limits of Timeby Martin J. S. Rudwick

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    In 1650, Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh joined the long-running theological debate on the age of the earth by famously announcing that creation had occurred on October 23, 4004 B.C. Although widely challenged during the Enlightenment, this belief in a six-thousand-year-old planet was only laid to rest during a revolution of discovery in the late... 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 RALPH 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...

  • Tertiary Frogs from Central Europeby Z.V. Spinar

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 101.50

    Remains of fossil frogs, elsewhere scarce, have been found abundantly for more than one hundred and twenty five years in the Tertiary deposits in northern and western Bohemia. In most cases they are imprints of complete skeletons or their parts poorly preserved in carbonaceous claystones, and difficult to interpret. A new locality of Tertiary diatomites... more...