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Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life

by Scott D. Sampson & Philip J. Currie

This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals...


Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science

by Phil Dr Manning

Many of us have seen dinosaur bones and skeletons, maybe even dinosaur eggs...but what did those fearsome animals really look like in the flesh? Soft-tissue fossils give tantalizing clues about the appearance...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution

by Jack Horner & James Gorman

A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur

Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology...


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...


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,...


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

by Richard Arnold Davis & David L. Meyer

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

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...


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...


An Introduction to Paleobotany

by , Chester A. Arnold

The preparation of this book was motivated by a longfelt need for a concise yet fairly comprehensive textbook of paleobotany for use in American colleges and universities. Although separate courses in paleobotany...


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...