Category Archives: Paleontology

The Mesozoic Era: Age of Dinosaurs (The Geologic History of Earth)

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Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology)

This volume presents a sample of views and visions among some of the growing numbers of Neoproterozoic workers. It includes a set of multidisciplinary reviews on the Neoproterozoic fossil record, evolutionary developmental biology of animals, and molecular clock estimates of … Continue reading

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The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

Just who was the Przewalski after whom Przewalski’s horse was named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose name is forever linked to Geoffroy’s cat? This unique reference provides a brief look at the … Continue reading

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A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Life of the Past)

The region around Cincinnati, Ohio, is known throughout the world for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician Period, about 450 million years ago–some 250 … Continue reading

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The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived

Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other … Continue reading

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Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy … Continue reading

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How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn’t Have to Be Forever

A world-renowned paleontologist takes readers all over the globe to reveal a new science that trumps science fiction: how humans can re-create a dinosaur. In movies, in novels, in comic strips, and on television, we’ve all seen dinosaurs—or at least … Continue reading

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Ice Age Extinction: Cause and Human Consequences

Global warming seen from the other side: by the end of the last ice age, the earth had lost most of its large animal species and most of its humans. In a novel approach the author argues that the main … Continue reading

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The Black Sea Flood Question

Stimulated by “”Noahs Flood Hypothesis”” proposed by W. Ryan and W. Pitman in which a catastrophic inundation of the Pontic basin was linked to the biblical story, leading experts in Black Sea research (including oceanography, marine geology, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, archaeology, … Continue reading

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Studies on Mexican Paleontology (Topics in Geobiology)

This volume was cited as Best Seller in Geology according to Library Journal Academic Newswire, November 2006! The most relevant contributions on Mexican Paleontology are described by specialists. Diverse aspects of almost every fossil group are reviewed. Information on recent … Continue reading

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