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Introducing palaeontology : a guide to ancient life / by Wyse Jackson, Patrick.;
Includes bibliographical references.The Science of Fossils. The fascination of fossils -- A chancy business: the preservation of fossils -- From the field to the laboratory: how to collect, curate and study fossils -- Code of conduct for fossil collectors -- Taxonomy: how to classify and identify fossils -- Uses of fossils -- Fossil Lagerstatten: exceptional preservation of fossils -- Early ideas on the nature and significance of fossils -- Fossil Groups. Algae and vascular plants -- Unicellular animals: Foraminifera and radiolarians -- Sponges -- Cnidaria -- Bryozoans -- Molluscs -- Brachiopoda -- Echinodermata -- Arthropods -- Graptolites -- Conodonts -- Fishes -- Tetrapods and amphibians -- Reptiles -- Birds -- Mammals -- Hominids and hominins -- Trace fossils.Life on Earth can be traced back over three thousand million years into the past. Many examples of the Earth's past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species have evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events. Illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams this text provides an introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains what a fossil is; how fossils came to be preserved; how they are classified; and what information they can tell scientists about the rocks in which they are found. The second part introduces the major fossil groups taking a systematic view from algae and plants, through the numerous examples of invertebrate animals, to the vertebrates and finally to man's ancestors.
Subjects: Paleontology.;
© c2010., Dunedin,
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Paleontology : an illustrated history / by Bainbridge, David,author.;
Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Paleontology;
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Paleontology : an illustrated history / by Bainbridge, David,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."An illustrated look at the art and science of paleontology from its origins to today. Humans have been stumbling upon the petrified remains of ancient animals since prehistoric times, leading to tales of giant dogs, deadly dragons, tree gods, sea serpents, and all manner of strange and marvelous creatures. In this richly illustrated book, David Bainbridge recounts how legends like these gradually gave rise to the modern science of paleontology, and how this pioneering discipline has reshaped our view of the natural world. Bainbridge takes readers from ancient Greece to the eighteenth century, when paleontology began to coalesce into the scientific field we know today, and discusses how contemporary paleontologists use cutting-edge technologies to flesh out the discoveries of past and present. He brings to life the stories and people behind some of the greatest fossil finds of all time, and explains how paleontology has long straddled the spheres of science and art. Bainbridge also looks to the future of the discipline, discussing how the rapid recovery of DNA and other genetic material from the fossil record promises to revolutionize our understanding of the origins and evolution of ancient life. This panoramic book brings together stunning illustrations ranging from early sketches and engravings to eye-popping paleoart and high-tech computer reconstructions"--Publisher's description.
Subjects: Paleontology; Paleontology;
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The prehistoric collection [videorecording] : from dinosaurs to the dawn of man. by History (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.;
DVD; Dolby digital; stereo; subatomic digital.Using computer graphics and scientific data this collection features the world as it was during the time of the dinosaurs and cavemen.discs 1-4. Jurassic fight club -- discs 5-6. Prehistoric megastorms -- disc 7. Clash of the cavemen -- disc 8. Journey to 10,000 B.C.
Subjects: Documentary films.; Television series.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Dinosaurs.; Paleontology.;
© c2009., A&E Home Video ; Distributed by New Video,
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The great extinctions : what causes them and how they shape life / by MacLeod, Norman,1953-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207) and index.
Subjects: Extinction (Biology); Paleontology.;
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The paleobiological revolution [electronic resource] : essays on the growth of modern paleontology / by Sepkoski, David,1972-; Ruse, Michael.; ProQuest (Firm);
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction : paleontology at the high table / David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse -- The emergence of paleobiology / David Sepkoski -- The fossil record : biological or geological signal? / Michael J. Benton -- Biogeography and evolution in the early Paleozoic / Richard A. Fortey -- The discovery of conodont anatomy and its importance for understanding the early history of vertebrates / Richard J. Aldridge and Derek E.G. Briggs -- Emergence of Precambrian paleobiology : a new field of science / J. William Schopf -- Dinosaurs at the table / John R. Horner -- Ladders, bushes, punctuations, and clades : hominid paleobiology in the late twentieth century / Tim D. White -- Punctuated equilibria and speciation : what does it mean to be a Darwinian? / Patricia Princehouse -- Molecular evolution vis-a-vis paleontology / Francisco J. Ayala -- Beyond detective work : empirical testing in paleontology / Derek Turner -- Taxic paleobiology and the pursuit of a unified evolutionary theory / Todd A. Grantham -- Ideas in dinosaur paleontology : resonating to social and political context / David E. Fastovsky -- Reg Sprigg and the discovery of the Ediacara fauna in South Australia : its approach to the high table / Susan Turner and David Oldroyd -- The morphological tradition in German paleontology : Otto Jaekel, Walter Zimmermann, and Otto Schindewolf / Manfred D. Laubichler and Karl J. Niklas -- "Radical" or "conservative'? : the origin and early reception of punctuated equilibrium / David Sepkoski -- The shape of evolution : the MBL model and clade shape / John Huss -- Ritual patricide : why Stephen Jay Gould assassinated George Gaylord Simpson / Joe Cain -- The consensus that changed the paleobiological world / Arnold I. Miller -- The infusion of biology into paleontological research / James W. Valentine -- From empirical paleoecology to evolutionary paleobiology : a personal journey / Richard Bambach -- Intellectual evolution across an academic landscape / Rebecca Z. German -- The problem of punctuational speciation and trends in the fossil record / Anthony Hallam -- Punctuated equilibrium versus community evolution / Arthur J. Boucot -- An interview with David M. Raup / edited by David Sepkoski and David M. Raup -- Paleontology in the twenty-first century / David Jablonski -- Punctuations and paradigms : has paleobiology been through a paradigm shift? / Michael Ruse.The Paleobiological Revolution chronicles the incredible ascendance of the once-maligned science of paleontology to the vanguard of a field. With the establishment of the modern synthesis in the 1940s and the pioneering work of George Gaylord Simpson, Ernst Mayr, and Theodosius Dobzhansky, as well as the subsequent efforts of Stephen Jay Gould, David Raup, and James Valentine, paleontology became embedded in biology and emerged as paleobiology, a first-rate discipline central to evolutionary studies. Pairing contributions from some of the leading actors of the transformation with overviews from historians and philosophers of science, the essays here capture the excitement of the seismic changes in the discipline. In so doing, David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse harness the energy of the past to call for further study of the conceptual development of modern paleobiology. -- provided by publisher.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Evolutionary paleobiology.; Paleobiology.; Paleontology.;
© 2009., University of Chicago Press,
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The story of life in 25 fossils : tales of intrepid fossil hunters and the wonders of evolution / by Prothero, Donald R.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Every fossil tells a story. Prothero recounts the adventures behind the discovery of twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils and explains their significance within the larger fossil record, creating a riveting history of life on our planet.Planet of the scum. The first fossils ; Cryptozoon -- Garden of Ediacara. The first multicellular life ; Charnia -- "Little shellies." The first shells ; Cloudina -- Oh, give me a home, when the trilobites roamed. The first large shelled animals ; Olenellus -- Is it a worm or an arthropod? The origin of arthropods ; Hallucigenia -- Is it a worm or a mollusc? The origin of molluscs ; Pilina -- Growing from the sea. The origin of land plants ; Cooksonia -- A fishy tale. The origin of vertebrates ; Haikouichthys -- Mega-jaws. The largest fish ; Carcharocles -- Fish out of water. The origin of amphibians ; Tiktaalik -- "Frogamander." The origin of frogs ; Gerobatrachus -- Turtle on the half-shell. The origin of turtles ; Odontochelys -- Walking serpents. The origin of snakes ; Haasiophis -- King of the fish-lizards. The largest marine reptile ; Shonisaurus -- Terror of the seas. The largest sea monster ; Kronosaurus -- Monster flesh-eater. The largest predator ; Giganotosaurus -- Land of the giants. The largest land animal ; Argentinosaurus -- A feather in stone. The first bird ; Archaeopteryx -- Not quite a mammal. The origin of mammals ; Thrinaxodon -- Walking into the water. The origin of whales ; Ambulocetus -- Walking manatees. The origin of sirenians ; Pezosiren -- Dawn horses. The origin of horses ; Eohippus -- Rhinoceros giants. The largest land mammal ; Paraceratherium -- The ape's reflection? The oldest human fossil ; Sahelanthropus -- Lucy in the sky with diamonds. The oldest human skeleton ; Australopithecus afarensis -- Appendix. The best natural history museums.
Subjects: Fossils.; Paleontology.; Life; Evolution (Biology);
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The nature of things. [videorecording] : impressions of life / by Bassett, John.prodrtaus; Suzuki, David T.,1936-hst; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; CBC Learning (Firm); Discovery Channel (Firm);
DVD-R; this disc is a recorded DVD and many not play on all DVD players and drives.Host, David Suzuki.Evolution has long been viewed as a direct and predictable climb from simple beginnings to creatures of ever greater complexity, culminating in the human species. But is this really the case? This title addresses some fascinating aspects of evolution as theory, with a focus on the Burgess Shale, a small quarry high in the Canadian Rockies where fossil remains of the earth's first animals have been preserved in exquisite detail for over 530 million years. Includes computer animation of the fossils found in the shale, as well as interviews with Stephen J. Gould and other experts in the areas of anthropology and evolutionary theory.
Subjects: Invertebrates, Fossil; Paleontology; Paleontology;
© [2005], CBC Learning,
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Extinction and evolution : what fossils reveal about the history of life / by Eldredge, Niles.; Zimmer, Carl,1966-writer of introduction.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-250) and index.Introduction / by Carl Zimmer -- The past as prologue -- Adaptation -- Origin of species -- Human evolution -- Living fossils -- Extinction -- Macroevolution -- Epilogue : Old and new pictures.Eldredge's groundbreaking work is now accepted as the definitive statement of how life as we know it evolved on Earth. This book chronicles how Eldredge made his discoveries and traces the history of life through the lenses of paleontology, geology, ecology, anthropology, biology, genetics, zoology, mammalogy, herpetology, entomology and botany. While rigorously accurate, the text is accessible, engaging and free of jargon.
Subjects: Fossils.; Extinction (Biology); Evolution (Biology); Paleontology.;
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The Fossils of Michigan [videorecording] / by Kelley, Robert W.Guide to Michigan fossils.; Jankowski, Laurence.; McCluskey, William.; Instructional Video (Firm);
VHS.Edited by William McCluskey ; videography, Laurence Jankowski.Explores the varieties of fossils found in Michigan, the history of their respective formation, and principal deposits in the state.
Subjects: Fossils; Paleontology; Physical geology;
© c1992., Instructional Video,
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