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Dinosaurs-The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

by Keiron Pim & Jack Horner

A Main Selection of Scientific American Book Club

“Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . a fascinating tome.”

Huffington Post

A visual trove of more than 300 dinosaurs, with key anatomy,...


Fossils And History : Paleontology for Kids (First Grade Science Workbook Series): Prehistoric Creatures Encyclopedia

by Baby Professor

What are fossils and what clues do they hold of the past? Teach your children the basics of paleontology in a fun and engaging manner. You want them to fall in love with the subject to encourage active learning....


Big Feet, Small Feet : Book of Prehistoric Animals for Kids: Prehistoric Creatures Encyclopedia

by Baby Professor

Encourage your child to open the pages of this book to meet the different kinds of prehistoric animals. Knowledge of these animals is very important in terms of helping a child understand the theory of evolution....


The Bare Bones: An Unconventional Evolutionary History of the Skeleton

by Matthew F. Bonnan

What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting...


The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions

by Paul B. Wignall

Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst—the end-Permian extinction—wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst...


Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink

by Richard L Currier

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time,...


Hell Creek, Montana

by Lowell Dingus

Hell Creek, Montana, is one of the most windswept, hardscrabble locales in the American West-a quiet town of ranchers, farmers, and others who seek the beauty of the open spaces. It is also the unlikely setting...


Dinosaur Footprints and Trackways of La Rioja

by Félix Pérez-Lorente

During the Early Cretaceous, lakes, meandering streams, and flood plains covered the region where the current foothills of Rioja now exist. Today the area is known for its wine and for the dozens of sites where...


The White River Badlands: Geology and Paleontology

by Rachel C. Benton, Dennis O., Jr. Terry & Emmett Evanoff

The forbidding Big Badlands in Western South Dakota contain the richest fossil beds in the world. Even today these rocks continue to yield new specimens brought to light by snowmelt and rain washing away soft...


Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth

by Andrew H. Knoll

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year...


A History of Life in 100 Fossils

by Paul D. Taylor & Aaron O'Dea

A History of Life in 100 Fossils showcases 100 key fossils that together illustrate the evolution of life on earth. Iconic specimens have been selected from the renowned collections of the two premier natural...


Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

by John Pickrell

The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones,...


The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings

by Bertrand David & Jean-Jacques Lefrère

Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen...


Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

by Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James...


When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

by Jr., George R. McGhee

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin mass extinctions...


Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

by Donald R. Prothero

The leading textbook in its field, this work applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research...


The first human : pebbles of light

by Omero Rossi

To understand the cognitive level of craftsmen, we should pay attention to handmade tools. This is the thought of Ian Tattersall (anthropologist, curator of the Anthropological Division of the New York Natural...


Becoming Human

by Scientific American Editors

Becoming Human: Our Past, Present and Future by the Editors of Scientific American

We humans are a strange bunch. We have self-awareness and yet often act on impulses that remain hidden. We were forged in adversity...


Fossils of the Carpathian Region

by István|Szente, István|Dyke, Gareth Fozy

István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region's fossils, recounts their history,...


At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah

by Alan L. Titus & Mark A. Loewen

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. Prior fieldwork confirmed the richness of the area, but a major effort begun...