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Young Explorers’ Guide : Buried Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


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

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (August 25, 2015)

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 Columbia University Press (September 16, 2014)

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 Healthy Lifestyles (July 30, 2013)

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...


Human Ecology of Beringia

by John F. Hoffecker & Scott A. Elias Columbia University Press (June 26, 2007)

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. Columbia University Press (October 22, 2013)

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 Columbia University Press (November 05, 2013)

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 & Gareth Dyke Indiana University Press (December 18, 2013)

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 Steven M Holland, Richard Arnold Davis & David L Meyer Indiana University Press (March 04, 2009)

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 Indiana University Press (August 25, 2010)

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 Indiana University Press (October 09, 2013)

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 Indiana University Press (November 22, 2013)

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 D. Allmon & David J. Bottjer Columbia University Press (February 14, 2001)

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 Indiana University Press (July 05, 2013)

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 Indiana University Press (July 12, 2013)

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...


Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America

by Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno & Gerry De Iuliis Indiana University Press (May 22, 2013)

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 Indiana University Press (May 09, 2013)

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...


The Great Fossil Enigma: The Search for the Conodont Animal

by Simon J. Knell Indiana University Press (November 06, 2012)

Stephen Jay Gould borrowed from Winston Churchill when he described the conodont animal as a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." This animal confounded science for more than a century. Some thought...


Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental Perspectives

by Patricia G. Gensel & Dianne Edwards Columbia University Press (February 07, 2001)

What do we now know about the origins of plants on land, from an evolutionary and an environmental perspective? The essays in this collection present a synthesis of our present state of knowledge, integrating...


Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, and Structure

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, Richard L. Cifelli & Zhe-Xi Luo Columbia University Press (November 24, 2004)

The fossil record on Mesozoic mammals has expanded by orders of magnitude over the past quarter century. New specimens, some of them breathtakingly complete, have been found in nearly all parts of the globe...


Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs: Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet

by Donald R. Prothero Columbia University Press (June 01, 2009)

Donald R. Prothero's science books combine leading research with first-person narratives of discovery, injecting warmth and familiarity into a profession that has much to offer nonspecialists. Bringing his trademark...


The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

by Barry D. Webby, Florentin Paris, Mary L. Droser & Ian G. Percival Columbia University Press (April 14, 2004)

Two of the greatest evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth occurred during Early Paleozoic time. The first was the Cambrian explosion of skeletonized marine animals about 540 million years ago....


Noah's Ravens

by James O Farlow Indiana University Press (October 01, 2018)

1. This book is the most comprehensive analysis of tridactyl footprints ever published, interpreting both extant and extinct species.

2. James Farlow’s knowledge in this area is recognized by many paleontologists...


Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour

by Keiron Pim & Jack Horner The Experiment (February 16, 2016)

From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About

We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular...


Chinese Fossil Vertebrates

by Spencer G. Lucas Columbia University Press (January 30, 2002)

This book is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered review of China's vertebrate fossil record. It also presents a history of vertebrate paleontological studies in China and an entrée to some important issues...


Dinosaurs under the Aurora

by Roland A. Gangloff Indiana University Press (July 10, 2012)

In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oil company geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being...


Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

by Pascal Godefroit Indiana University Press (July 05, 2012)

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially...


Gaining Ground, Second Edition: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods

by Jennifer A. Clack Indiana University Press (June 27, 2012)

Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure-emerging from the water and laying claim to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative...


The Complete Dinosaur

by M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., James O. Farlow & Bob Walters Indiana University Press (June 27, 2012)

Praise for the first edition:

"A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" -Science

"The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who...


Patrons of Paleontology

by Jane P. Davidson Indiana University Press (August 21, 2017)

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen,...


Origins

by Frank H. T. Rhodes Comstock Publishing Associates (July 28, 2016)

"Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these meager scraps by the use of biochemical...


Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition

by Hans-Dieter Sues & Nicholas C. Fraser Columbia University Press (April 28, 2010)

The Triassic period is generally viewed as the beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs. For paleontologists, however, it also marks the rise of the world's first modern land ecosystems.

Over the past three decades,...


Weird Dinosaurs

by John Pickrell & Philip Currie Columbia University Press (March 07, 2017)

From the outback of Australia to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the savanna of Madagascar, award-winning science writer and dinosaur enthusiast John Pickrell embarks on a world tour of new finds, meeting the...


Forerunners of Mammals: Radiation ? Histology ? Biology

by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan Indiana University Press (November 18, 2011)

About 320 million years ago a group of reptiles known as the synapsids emerged and forever changed Earth's ecological landscapes. This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed...


Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids: 65 Million Years of Mammalian Evolution in Europe

by Jordi Agustí & Mauricio Anton Columbia University Press (October 26, 2005)

Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids takes us on a journey through 65 million years, from the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs to the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch; from the rain forests...


Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History

by Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford & Mauricio Anton Columbia University Press (July 03, 2008)

Xiaoming Wang and Richard H. Tedford combine their research with Mauricio Antón's impeccable reconstructions to present a remarkable portrait of canids over the past 40 million years. Wang and Tedford cull...


Fossils and Paleontology for kids: Facts, Photos and Fun | Children's Fossil Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

If you impose education on a child, then chances are high that learning will fail. But if make the task easy to do and fun, then chances are high your child will fall in love with knowledge! The key is to use...


Sustainability, Participation & Culture in Communication

by Jan Servaes Intellect (March 19, 2013)

At a time when sustainability is on everyone’s lips, this volume is one of the first to offer an overview of sustainability and communication issues - including community mobilization, information technologies,...


Extinct Animals

by Speedy Publishing Speedy Kids (January 03, 2015)

A book about extinct animals can possibly help spark a child's imagination by presenting the child with descriptions of animals that encourage visualization. The extinct animals that are described are no longer...


New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium

by Michael Ryan, Brenda J. Chinnery-Allgeier & David A Eberth Indiana University Press (June 22, 2010)

Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsians were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology,...


Hell Creek, Montana

by Dr. Lowell Dingus St. Martin's Press (August 04, 2015)

"Given its wide range, this book should attract readers of history and lovers of the American West in addition to dinosaur junkies. " - Publishers Weekly

Hell Creek, Montana, is one of the most windswept, hardscrabble...


The Fossil Hunter

by Shelley Emling St. Martin's Press (October 13, 2009)

At a time when women were excluded from science, a young girl made a discovery that marked the birth of paleontology and continues to feed the debate about evolution to this day.

Mary Anning was only twelve years...


Why Dinosaurs Matter

by Kenneth Lacovara Simon & Schuster/ TED (September 19, 2017)

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.

By tapping into the ubiquitous...


Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys: The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America

by Darin A. Croft & Velizar Simeonovski Indiana University Press (August 29, 2016)

South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth-giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world's largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other...


Do Dinosaurs Fly? Prehistoric Animal Learning for Kids of All Ages: Dinosaur Books Encyclopedia for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Though dinosaurs no longer exist, their past continue to provide clues to the future. This book describes some of these magnificent beasts, with strong emphasis on their flight capability. The use of images...


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

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

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 Indiana University Press (February 15, 2016)

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...


Unbound

by Richard L. Currier & Tom Gjelten Arcade (August 18, 2015)

Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story.

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to...


Dinosaur Footprints and Trackways of La Rioja

by Félix Pérez-Lorente Indiana University Press (July 06, 2015)

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 & Hugh Gregory McDonald Indiana University Press (May 25, 2015)

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...