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The Early Evolution of Metazoa and the Significance of Problematic Taxa
The Early Evolution of Metazoa and the Significance of Problematic Taxa
by Alberto M. Simonetta
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This book represents a wide synthesis. It embraces not only general problems of animal classification of animals and new information on their molecular sequences that bear on their wider relationships, but also addresses more specific problems.... (read more)

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Missouri Handbook #4: The Common Fossils of Missouri
Missouri Handbook #4: The Common Fossils of Missouri
by Ag Unklesbay
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The Missouri Handbooks are intended to bring the products of extensive research to the general public in nontechnical yet scholarly terms and in a convenient paperback format.... (read more)

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Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)
Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)
by Rene Bobe
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This volume presents the work of researchers at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. The authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups... (read more)

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Collector's Guide to Crawfordsville Crinoids
Collector's Guide to Crawfordsville Crinoids
by William W. Morgan
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Fossils of crinoids from Crawfordsville, Indiana are known worldwide for their abundance, completeness, and large size. Morgan presents a guide for students and researchers in invertebrate paleontology and for collectors to the more than 60 valid... (read more)

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Dinosaurs of the East Coast
Dinosaurs of the East Coast
by David B. Weishampel
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Paleontologist Weishampel (Johns Hopkins U.) and science writer Young describe both the environment and denizens of the eastern US during the dinosaur age; and the history and methods of finding, interpreting, and displaying the fossil remains... (read more)

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Visions of a Vanished World: The Extraordinary Fossils of the Hunsruck Slate
Visions of a Vanished World: The Extraordinary Fossils of the Hunsruck Slate
by Gabriele Kuhl
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About four hundred million years ago earthquake activity and possibly major storms caused sudden movements of large quantities of muddyand#160;sediment along the seafloor. Animal communities in the path of these sediment-laden flows were instantly... (read more)

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Mammoths, Mastodons, and Elephants: Biology, Behavior and the Fossil Record
Mammoths, Mastodons, and Elephants: Biology, Behavior and the Fossil Record
by Gary Haynes
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"...Because of ongoing research and much current interest in issues and disciplines touched by this volume, it appearance is extraordinarily timely." Jeffrey J. Saunders, Plains... (read more)

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Amphibian Evolution: The Life of Early Land Vertebrates (Topics in Paleobiology)
Amphibian Evolution: The Life of Early Land Vertebrates (Topics in Paleobiology)
by Rainer R. Schoch
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This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land.... (read more)

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Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives
Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives
by Kenneth Carpenter
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Whereas earlier paleontological studies emphasized basic morphologic description and taxonomic classification, modern studies attempt to examine the role and nature of dinosaurs as living animals from the perspective of "dinosaur systematics."... (read more)

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Fossil Invertebrates
Fossil Invertebrates
by Paul D. Taylor and David N. Lewis
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The plates in this book capture incredibly detailed impressions and casts of ancient life, contrasting them with forms, such as the horseshoe crab and the chambered nautilus, that persist today virtually unchanged. Paul D. Taylor and David N. Lewis, both... (read more)

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Neanderthals in the Levant
Neanderthals in the Levant
by Donald O. (edt) Henry
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The volume traces the controversy that revolves around the bio-cultural relationships of Archaic (Neanderthal) and Modern humans at global and regional, Levantine scales. The focus of the book is on understanding the degree to which the behavioral... (read more)

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Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker
Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker
by David D Gillette
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Another popular science winner from Columbia University Press. This is an account of the discovery, excavation, and study of a newly described species that lived 150 million years ago in central New Mexico. Well written, heavily illustrated--mostly in... (read more)

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The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time
The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time
by Lance Grande
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The landscape of southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil is beautiful but harsh; a dry, high mountain desert with cool nights and long, cold winters inhabited by a sparse mountain desert community. But during the early Eocene, more than... (read more)

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Tertiary Record of Rodents in North America
Tertiary Record of Rodents in North America
by William W. Korth
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A reference-text that compiles the published knowledge on fossil rodents from North America and presents it in a way that is accessible to paleontologists and mammalogists interested in evolutionary studies of rodents. Because the diversity of rodents... (read more)

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Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons
Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons
by Christopher Mcgowan
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McGowan sets out to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect.... (read more)

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Plenum Series on Human Exceptionality #18: Eocene Biodiversity
Plenum Series on Human Exceptionality #18: Eocene Biodiversity
by Gregg F. Gunnell
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`The papers in this volume are of consistently high quality and each will be a valuable contribution to the field. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Ecocene specifically of the history of global biodiversity through geologic time.'... (read more)

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Discovering fossil fishes
Discovering fossil fishes
by John Maisy
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Traces the evolution of fishes over the course of 500 million years, describing the discovery of fossil remains and explaining what ancient fishes tell us about humans' place in the history of life. Offers current scientific information as well as... (read more)

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fossils
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fossils
by Giovanni Pinna
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A translation of Enciclopedia illustrata dei fossili (Instituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1985). The major aim of this concise but complete illustrated encyclopedia is to teach the reader how to "read" the marks indelibly left in stone by... (read more)

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Fossils :the evolution and extinction of species
Fossils :the evolution and extinction of species
by Niles Eldredge
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Paleontologist Eldredge (curator, Dept. of Invertebrates, American Museum of Natural History, NYC) overturns the traditional view of evolution. Instead of a slow and inevitable process, he shows that life forms, generally, do not evolve to any... (read more)

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Recent Vertebrate Carcasses and Their Paleobiological Implications
Recent Vertebrate Carcasses and Their Paleobiological Implications
by Johannes Weigelt
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The first English translation, from the German, of the 1927 seminal work on taphonomy--how animals die, decay, become entombed in sediments, and fossilize. Weigelt (1890-1948) draws on his own extensive observations of carcasses, and applies the... (read more)

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