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  • The Story of Life in 25 Fossils by Donald R. Prothero
    The Story of Life in 25 Fossils (English, Paperback) Donald R. Prothero

    Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous fossils in a gripping scientific history. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet.

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  • Fossils by Richard A. Fortey
    Fossils (English, Paperback) Richard A. Fortey

    Fossils: The Key to the Past is the Natural History Museum's classic introduction to fossils. It provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth.

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  • The Rise of Birds by Sankar Chatterjee
    The Rise of Birds (English, Hardback) Sankar Chatterjee

    His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations-accompanied by spectacular illustrations-are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders.

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  • Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould
    Wonderful Life (English, Paperback) Stephen Jay Gould

    Using the brilliantly preserved fossil fauna of the Burgess Shale as his case study, Gould argues that chance was in fact one of the decisive factors in the evolution of life on this planet, and that, with a flip of coin, everything could have been very different indeed.

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  • The Rise of Amphibians by Robert Carroll
    The Rise of Amphibians (English, Hardback) Robert Carroll

    The most comprehensive examination of amphibian evolution ever produced, The Rise of Amphibians is an essential resource for paleontologists, herpetologists, geologists, and evolutionary biologists.

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  • Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods by Kevin Padian
    Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods (English, Hardback) Kevin Padian

    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 and manual for using fossil bone histology to investigate the biology of extinct tetrapods.

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  • The Sauropod Dinosaurs by Mark Hallett
    The Sauropod Dinosaurs (English, Hardback) Mark Hallett, Mathew J. Wedel

    From The Land Before Time to Jurassic Park, images of fantastically large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs have captured our imaginations. These are the sauropods: centerpieces of museums and gentle giants of the distant past. Imagine what it must have been like to crest a hill and see in the valley below not just one sauropod, but an entire herd, feeding its way across the landscape....

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  • Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony J. Martin
    Dinosaurs Without Bones (English, Paperback) Anthony J. Martin

    CSI meets Jurassic Park in a fascinating, revelatory look at dinosaurs and their world through the million-year-old clues they left behind

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
    The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (English, Hardback) Steve Brusatte

    "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists....

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  • A History of Life in 100 Fossils by Paul D. Taylor
    A History of Life in 100 Fossils (Paperback) Paul D. Taylor, Aaron O'Dea

    This is the epic story of life on Earth, uniquely retold through some of the most significant fossils ever found. The book travels through 3.5 billion years of Earth's history and across all seven continents, showcasing the unusual and wonderful creatures that have played a pivotal role in our evolutionary past.

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  • Jurassic Mary by Patricia Pierce
    Jurassic Mary (English, Paperback) Patricia Pierce

    Spinster Mary Anning, uneducated and poor, was of the wrong sex, wrong class and wrong religion, but fate decreed that she was exactly the right person in the right place and time to pioneer the emerging science of palaeontology, the study of fossils.

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  • Weird Dinosaurs by John Pickrell
    Weird Dinosaurs (English, Hardback) John Pickrell

    Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. Pickrell opens a vivid portal to a brand new age of fossil discovery, in which fossil hunters are routinely redefining what we know and how we think about prehistory's most iconic and fascinating creatures.

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  • Land Bridges by Alan Graham
    Land Bridges (English, Paperback) Alan Graham

    Land bridges are the causeways of biodiversity. When they form, organisms are introduced into a new patchwork of species and habitats, forever altering the ecosystems into which they flow; and when land bridges disappear or fracture, organisms are separated into reproductively isolated populations that can evolve independently. More than this, land bridges play a role in determining global...

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  • History of Life 5E by Richard Cowen
    History of Life 5E (English, Paperback) Richard Cowen

    This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned.

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  • The Invaders by Pat Shipman
    The Invaders (English, Hardback) Pat Shipman

    Humans domesticated dogs soon after Neanderthals began to disappear. This alliance between two predator species, Pat Shipman hypothesizes, made possible unprecedented success in hunting large Ice Age mammals--a distinct and ultimately decisive advantage for human invaders at a time when climate change made both humans and Neanderthals vulnerable.

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  • The Beginning of the Age of Mammals by Kenneth D. Rose
    The Beginning of the Age of Mammals (English, Hardback) Kenneth D. Rose

    The life's work of one of the most knowledgeable researchers in the field, this richly illustrated, magisterial book combines sound scientific principles and meticulous research and belongs on the shelf of every paleontologist and mammalogist.

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  • The Holocene by Neil Roberts
    The Holocene (English, Paperback) Neil Roberts

    Written for a wide audience of earth scientists and climatologists, The Holocene: An Environmental History provides undergraduates with a much-needed coherent scientific account of the great transformation of nature that has taken place in the last 10,000 years.

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  • Dinosaur Paleobiology by Stephen L. Brusatte
    Dinosaur Paleobiology (English, Paperback) Stephen L. Brusatte

    The study of dinosaurs has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance over the past few decades. Scientific understanding of dinosaur anatomy, biology, and evolution has advanced to such a degree that paleontologists often know more about 100-million-year-old dinosaurs than many species of living organisms.

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  • Life's Solution by Simon Conway Morris
    Life's Solution (English, Paperback) Simon Conway Morris

    A controversial challenge to current views of evolution, for the general reader.

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  • Birds of Stone by Luis M. Chiappe
    Birds of Stone (English, Hardback) Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin

    Anyone interested in the history of life-from paleontologists to inquisitive birders-will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

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