Category Archives: Paleozoology

No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species

Nearly every species that has lived on earth is extinct. The last of the dinosaurs was wiped out after a Mount Everest-sized meteorite slammed into the earth 65 million years ago. The great flying and marine reptiles are no more. … Continue reading

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Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth’s History

The gorgons ruled the world of animals long before there was any age of dinosaurs. They were the T. Rex of their day until an environmental cataclysm 250 million years ago annihilated them—along with 90 percent of all plant and … Continue reading

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The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

Between 1910 and 1914, Ernst Stromer, a little-known German paleontologist and explorer, unearthed a wealth of dinosaur fossils in Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis. Thirty years later, Stromer’s discoveries were destroyed in a WWII Allied bombing raid, and the oasis lay neglected … Continue reading

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Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia

Walking on Eggs is the riveting inside story behind one of the most significant paleontological discoveries in history. In November 1997, Luis M. Chiappe and Lowell Dingus led an elite team of paleontologists and geologists into the rugged and desolate … Continue reading

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Exceptional Fossil Preservation

Most nonscientists are usually aware of fossils, and it is commonly believed that they are extremely rare. In fact, fossils are exceptionally common in many sedimentary rocks and are used extensively in geology for age dating, interpretation of ancient environments, … Continue reading

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The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times.

Griffins, Centaurs, Cyclopes, and Giants–these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more … Continue reading

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Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dinosaurs (The Complete Idiot’s Guide)

With up-to-date, non-technical insights into the many different species of dinosaurs and details on their physical characteristics, eating habits, and reproductive systems, this fascinating book also takes readers into the realities of DNA testing, cloning, and theories of extinction.

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Earth’s First Steps: Tracking Life Before the Dinosaurs

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On Methuselah’s Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions

On Methuselah’s Trail tells the story of some of the Earth’s most remarkable inhabitants living fossils. Labelled ‘living fossils’ by Darwin, the ancient animals and plants Peter Ward explores have survived with little or no change the cataclysmic events that … Continue reading

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Evolution of Animal Behavior: Paleontological and Field Approaches

This volume highlights current research in the field of animal behavior, with an emphasis on evolutionary perspectives. The contributors represent paleontological, field, and experimental approaches. They focus on a series of studies that confront wide-ranging issues, including sexual selection, mate … Continue reading

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