The big cats and their fossil relatives : an illustrated by Mauricio Antón, Visit Amazon's Alan Turner Page, search

By Mauricio Antón, Visit Amazon's Alan Turner Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Alan Turner, , F. Clark Howell

During this superbly illustrated average historical past that hyperlinks extinct greater tom cat species with these nonetheless in life, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave jointly the proof of contemporary pussycat habit with that of the fossil list. Turner's transparent, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations mix to supply experts and newbies alike a correct and available consultant to the evolution of cats.

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Neandertals and Modern Humans in Western Asia by Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki, Ofer Bar-Yosef

By Takeru Akazawa, Kenichi Aoki, Ofer Bar-Yosef

During this interesting quantity, the center Paleolithic archaeology of the center East is dropped at the present debate at the origins of smooth people. those accumulated papers assemble the main up to date archaeological discoveries of Western Asia - a sector that's frequently overshadowed via African or ecu findings - however the simply quarter on this planet the place either Neandertal and early sleek human fossils were came across. the gathering contains experiences on such good recognized cave websites as Kebara, Hayonim, and Qafzeh, between others. The info and interpretations to be had listed below are a needs to for any critical researcher or pupil of anthropology or human evolution.

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Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as by David Sepkoski

By David Sepkoski

Rereading the Fossil list presents the first-ever old account of the beginning, upward push, and significance of paleobiology, from the mid-nineteenth century to the overdue 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of archival fabric, David Sepkoski indicates how the flow used to be conceived and promoted by way of a small yet influential staff of paleontologists and examines the highbrow, disciplinary, and political dynamics considering the ascendency of paleobiology. through tracing the position of desktop expertise, huge databases, and quantitative analytical tools within the emergence of paleobiology, this ebook additionally bargains perception into the turning out to be prominence and centrality of data-driven methods in contemporary science.

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Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology by B.U. Haq, A. Boersma

By B.U. Haq, A. Boersma

This fantastically illustrated textual content booklet, with cutting-edge illustrations, turns out to be useful not just for an creation to the topic, but additionally for the appliance of marine microfossils in paleoceanographic, paleoenvironmental and biostratigraphic analyses. the hot revival of curiosity in marine micropaleontology all over the world within the wake of the improvement of series stratigraphic versions has resulted in the choice to reissue the amount in its unique, yet paperback, shape. the tips expressed in quite a few chapters of this moment version stay as legitimate this present day as they have been while the ebook used to be first issued. The textual content, even though, comprises an up to date Phanerozoic geologic time which has been significantly converted because the Eighties.

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Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America: by Michael Woodburne

By Michael Woodburne

This booklet areas into smooth context the knowledge through which North American mammalian paleontologists realize, divide, calibrate, and speak about durations of mammalian evolution referred to as North American Land Mammal a long time. It accommodates new info at the systematic biology of the fossil checklist and makes use of the various contemporary advances in geochronologic equipment and their effects. The publication describes the more and more hugely resolved stratigraphy into which all to be had temporally major information and purposes are built-in. large temporal assurance contains the Lancian a part of the overdue Cretaceous, and geographical assurance contains info from Mexico, a vital part of the North American fauna, earlier and current.

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Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution by Mark E. Patzkowsky

By Mark E. Patzkowsky

Whether the fossil list might be learn at face worth or even if it offers a distorted view of the heritage of lifestyles is an issue possible as previous as many fossils themselves. within the past due 1700s, Georges Cuvier argued for a literal interpretation, yet within the early 1800s, Charles Lyell’s gradualist view of the earth’s background required a extra nuanced interpretation of that very same checklist. To this present day, the strain among literal and interpretive readings lies on the middle of paleontological examine, influencing the way in which scientists view extinction styles and their motives, atmosphere patience and turnover, and the trend of morphologic switch and mode of speciation.
 
With Stratigraphic Paleobiology, Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland current a serious framework for assessing the fossil checklist, one in response to a latest figuring out of the rules of sediment accumulation. Patzkowsky and Holland argue that the distribution of fossil taxa in time and house is managed not just by means of strategies of ecology, evolution, and environmental swap, but additionally by way of the stratigraphic strategies that govern the place and whilst sediment that may include fossils is deposited and preserved. The authors discover the interesting chances of stratigraphic paleobiology, and alongside the way in which show its nice power to reply to probably the most severe questions on the heritage of lifestyles: How and why do environmental niches switch over the years? what's the pace and mode of evolutionary swap and what strategies force this variation? How has the variety of lifestyles replaced via time, and what methods keep an eye on this transformation? And, ultimately, what's the pace and mode of switch in ecosystems over time?
 

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