Download Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, and by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska PDF

By Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

Early mammals have been major and fast-evolving parts of the terrestrial biota for far of the Mesozoic, they usually have performed an more and more very important function in reviews of paleoecology, faunal turnover, and old biogeography. This publication completely covers all points of the anatomy, paleobiology, and systematics of early mammalian teams, as well as the extant lineages with lengthy historical past extending again into Mesozoic. a variety of distinctive maps and line drawings increase the text.

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Download Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An by René Bobe, Zeresenay Alemseged, Anna K. Behrensmeyer PDF

By René Bobe, Zeresenay Alemseged, Anna K. Behrensmeyer

This quantity offers the paintings of researchers at many websites spanning the East African Pliocene. The authors take a extensive strategy that seeks to match paleoenvironmental and paleoecological styles throughout localities and between a number of taxonomic teams. This quantity goals to synthesize quite a lot of faunal facts, and to give the evolution of East African vertebrates within the context of environmental and climatic alterations in the course of the Pliocene.

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Download Zooarchaeology and Modern Human Origins: Human Hunting by Jamie L. Clark, John D. Speth PDF

By Jamie L. Clark, John D. Speth

Recent genetic information displaying that Neanderthals interbred with smooth people have made it transparent that deeper perception into the behavioral transformations among those populations can be severe to figuring out the speedy unfold of contemporary people and the dying of the Neanderthals. This quantity, which brings jointly students who've labored with faunal assemblages from Europe, the close to East, and Africa, makes an enormous contribution to our broader figuring out of Neanderthal extinction and smooth human origins via its specialise in variability in human searching habit among 70-25,000 years ago—a severe interval within the later evolution of our species.​

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Download Curiosity by Joan Thomas PDF

By Joan Thomas

Award-winning novelist Joan Thomas blends truth and fiction, ardour and technology during this wonderful novel set in 19th-century Lyme Regis, England — the beach city that's the atmosphere of either The French Lieutenant's girl and Jane Austen's Persuasion.

More than forty years sooner than the booklet of The beginning of Species, 12-year-old Mary Anning, a cabinet-maker's daughter, discovered the 1st intact skeleton of a prehistoric dolphin-like creature, and spent a yr chipping it from the gentle cliffs close to Lyme Regis. This used to be in simple terms the 1st of many vital discoveries made through this exceptional lady, possibly an important paleontologist of her day.

Henry de los angeles Beche used to be the son of a gentry family members, vendors of a slave-worked property in Jamaica the place he spent his youth. As a young person again in England, he ran clear of army collage, and shortly chanced on himself residing along with his dependent, cynical mom in Lyme Regis, the place he pursued his ardour for drawing and portray the landscapes and fossils of the world. One morning on an excursion to work out a unprecedented discovery — a huge fossil — he meets a tender girl not like someone he has ever met…

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Download Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened by Chris Turney (auth.) PDF

By Chris Turney (auth.)

What is the Turin Shroud? whilst have been the Pyramids equipped? Why did the dinosaurs die out? How did the Earth take form? With questions like those, says Chris Turney, time is of the essence. And figuring out how we pinpoint the prior, he cautions, is important to placing the current in point of view and making plans for the future.

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Download The Precambrian Earth: Tempos and Events by P.G. Eriksson, Wladyslaw Altermann, D.R. Nelson, W.U. PDF

By P.G. Eriksson, Wladyslaw Altermann, D.R. Nelson, W.U. Mueller, O. Catuneanu, Octavian Catuneanu

During this booklet the editors attempt to hide all fundamental (i.e. non-applied) themes in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan means, through the use of a wide workforce of overseas authors to give their datasets and hugely divergent viewpoints.The chapters tackle: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impression occasions; iteration of continental crust and the greenstone-granite debate; the interplay of mantle plumes and plate tectonics over Precambrian time; Precambrian volcanism, emphasising komatiite examine; evolution and types for Earth's hydrosphere and surroundings; evolution of lifestyles and its impression on Precambrian ocean chemistry and chemical sedimentation; sedimentation via Precambrian time; the appliance of series stratigraphy to the Precambrian rock list. each one subject is brought and a non-partisan final remark supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy. the ultimate bankruptcy blends the foremost geological occasions and charges at which vital methods happened right into a synthesis, which postulates a couple of "event clusters" within the Precambrian whilst major alterations happened in lots of normal structures and geological environments.

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Download First Floridians and Last Mastodons: The Page-Ladson Site in by S. David Webb PDF

By S. David Webb

This publication finds the striking wealth of prehistoric proof recovered in the course of two decades delving into an historical sinkhole within the distant swamps of north Florida. The authors describe the recent tools of targeted underwater excavations through which they survived hurricanes and labored in darkish water. The inner most strata produced strong proof of the 1st Floridians, a few 14,000 years in the past, butchering tusks from American Mastodon so as to manufacture a minimum of 9 sorts of ivory instruments. in addition they applied no less than a dozen different huge terrestrial species of the overdue Ice a long time. smart stories of good isotopes inform that the Mastodons migrated north out of Florida into glacial terrain in the course of the wintry weather and spring. in addition they exhibit which of the megafauna have been browsers and which grazers. Digesta of the Mastodon exhibit their wealthy summer season nutrition and likewise include steroids and epithelial cells. Pollen reports and sediments hint the environmental heritage of the zone via 8 millenia starting greater than 14,000 years in the past.

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Download Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of North American by Alan Graham PDF

By Alan Graham

This ebook is a distinct and built-in account of the background of North American plants and paleoenvironments over the last 70 million years. It contains discussions of the trendy plant groups, causal elements for environmental switch, biotic reaction, and methodologies. The historical past unearths a North American crops that's substantial, immensely advanced, and dynamic.

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Download A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the by Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer PDF

By Richard Arnold Davis, David L. Meyer

The zone round Cincinnati, Ohio, is understood during the international for the considerable and lovely fossils present in limestones and shales that have been deposited as sediments at the sea flooring through the Ordovician interval, approximately 450 million years in the past -- a few 250 million years sooner than the dinosaurs lived. In Ordovician time, the shallow sea that coated a lot of what's now the North American continent teemed with marine existence. The Cincinnati region has yielded the various world's such a lot ample and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals akin to trilobites, bryozoans, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoderms, and graptolites. So well-known are the Ordovician fossils and rocks of the Cincinnati zone that geologists use the time period "Cincinnatian" for strata of an identical age in all places North the United States. This booklet synthesizes greater than a hundred and fifty years of analysis in this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils, the existence conduct of the animals represented, their groups, and dwelling family, in addition to the character of the rock strata in which they're came across and the environmental stipulations of the traditional sea.

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