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The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

by Donald R. Prothero

Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping, scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the...


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,...


Paleolithic Diet: Digging Deeper into the Original Human Diet and Paleo Recipes

by Lindsay Sullivan & Summers Bill

Paleolithic Diet Digging Deeper In To The Original Human Diet and Paleo Recipes Are you looking for a healthier way of eating that will help you lose weight and improve your overall health? If so, this book...


How Vertebrates Left the Water

by Michel Laurin

More than three hundred million years ago-a relatively recent date in the two billion years since life first appeared-vertebrate animals first ventured onto land. This usefully illustrated book describes how...


Human Ecology of Beringia

by John F. Hoffecker & Scott A. Elias

Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles...


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

by George R. McGhee, Jr.

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...


Fossils of the Carpathian Region

by István Fzy, István Szente & István Fozy and István Szente. Gareth Dyke, English Text Editor

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,...


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

by Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer & With a chapter by Steven M. Holland. David L. Meyer and Richard Arnold Davis

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...


Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants

by Nicole Klein, Kristian Remes, Carole T. Gee & P. Martin Sander

Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated...


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...


Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


Evolutionary Paleoecology: The Ecological Context of Macroevolutionary Change

by Warren Allmon & David J. Bottjer

One of the most important questions we can ask about life is "Does ecology matter?" Most biologists and paleontologists are trained to answer "yes," but the exact mechanisms by which ecology matters in the context...


Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

by Ralph Molnar, Philip J Currie & Eva B Koppelhus

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....


In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and...


"T. rex" and the Crater of Doom

by Walter Alvarez & Carl Zimmer

Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mount Everest slammed into the Earth, inducing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized detritus...


Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

by Mark P. Witton

For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds--they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction...


Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America

by Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno & Gerry De Iuliis

More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch...


Rhinoceros Giants: The Paleobiology of Indricotheres

by Donald R. Prothero

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...


Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

by Kevin Padian & Ellen-Thérèse Lamm

The microscopic examination of fossilized bone tissue is a sophisticated and increasingly important analytical tool for understanding the life history of ancient organisms. This book provides an essential primer...