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Trilobite Book
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Provides a guide to the ancient arthropods and features specimens from all over the world.

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Auf der Spur der Drachen
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Die Entdeckung gefiederter Dinosaurier in den Fossilfundstätten Chinas vor wenigen Jahren war eine wissenschaftliche Sensation. Mark Norells Buch Auf der Spur der Drachen zeigt nicht nur auf, welche Bedeutung diese Fossilien für die Paläontologie haben und welche Diskussionen sie immer noch hervorrufen, sondern schildert auch die vielfältigen Herausforderungen und Abenteuer, denen sich ein westlicher Wissenschaftler in der fremden chinesischen Kultur und Alltagswelt stellen muss. Im Zusammenspiel mit Mick Ellisons reizvollen Fotografien entsteht so ein faszinierender Einblick in das moderne Reich der Mitte und das uralte Reich der gefiederten Dinosaurier. ´´Für alle Fossilienfreunde, die auf eine lebenslustige und leidenschaftliche Darstellung einer der wichtigsten Phasen der modernen Paläontologie aus sind, bilden Ellisons Fotos und Norells Erzählung die perfekte Kombination.´´ - Dino Land Book Reviews ´´Ein mutiger und turbulenter Bericht über die Suche nach den gefiederten Dinosauriern. Norells Stil vermittelt dem Leser das Gefühl, selbst vor Ort zu sein und mit dem Autor gemeinsam den fossilen Spuren zu folgen.´´ - Donald C. Johanson, Arizona State University, Autor von Lucy und ihre Kinder ´´Rex and Drugs and Rock´n´Roll!´´ - Henry Gee, Nature Auf der Spur der Drachen befasst sich mit den dramatischen Veränderungen, die sich in jüngster Zeit bei der Erforschung des Ursprungs der Dinosaurier abzeichnen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die neuesten Fossilfunde aus der Provinz Liaoning in China, über die Mark Norell, Leiter und Kurator der Paläontologischen Abteilung am American Museum of Natural History, in sehr persönlicher und spannender Weise berichtet. Diese Funde haben unsere Erkenntnisse über Dinosaurier im Lauf der letzten zehn Jahre geradezu revolutioniert. Inzwischen stellt man sich Dinosaurier nicht mehr als plumpe Reptilien, sondern eher als wendige Vögel vor. Diese Umwälzung wird deutlich, wenn man den Film Jurassic Park mit neueren Fernsehdokumentationen vergleicht, in denen Dinosaurier als warmblütige gefiederte Geschöpfe erscheinen, die ihre Gelege bebrüten und sich um ihre Jungen kümmern. Mark Norell ist der führende amerikanische Forscher auf diesem Gebiet der Fossilforschung, und er hat die Region Liaoning im Verlauf des letzten Jahrzehnts wiederholt bereist. Er schildert in diesem Buch die Geschichte dieser Fossilfunde und seiner Zusammenarbeit mit einer außerordentlich begabten Gruppe chinesischer Paläontologen. Auf der Spur der Drachen ist damit nicht nur ein spannender Wissenschaftsreport, sondern auch ein sehr persönlicher Bericht über den Aufenthalt in einem fremden Land mit einer völlig anderen Kultur, einer anderen Wissenschaftstradition und anderen Formen des sozialen Umgangs. Im chinesischen Hinterland sind es oft Bauern und nicht etwa ausgebildete Forscher, die Fossilien ausgraben; Übereinkünfte mit örtlichen Honoratioren und wissenschaftlichen Kollegen werden nicht selten bei opulenten Mahlzeiten und heftigen Trinkgelagen besiegelt. Der Fotograf und Künstler Mick Ellison hat diese Abenteuer mit Norell geteilt, und so navigieren die beiden Entdecker gemeinsam durch die Welt des modernen China - und führen den Leser zurück in jenes magische, von gefiederten Dinosauriern bevölkerte prähistorische Land, das durch die Fossilien von Liaoning offenbart wird. ´´Norells Text wie auch Ellisons Fotografien sind voller Esprit und Humor und machen das Buch zu einem Vergnügen.´´ - Geotimes ´´Fängt die Einblicke, Töne, ja sogar die Gerüche ein, die einem hart arbeitenden und keinem Spaß abgeneigten verrückten Paläontologen auf der Spur der Fossilien begegnet sind.´´ - Henry Gee, Redakteur Biowissenschaften, Nature ´´Liest sich wie Redmond O´Hanlon auf Fossilienjagd in China.´´ - Alan Walker, Pennsylvania State University, Autor von The Wisdom of Bones Auf der Spur der Drachen befasst sich mit den dramatischen Veränderungen, die sich in jüngster Zeit bei der Erforschung des Ursprungs der Dinosaurier abzeichnen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die neuesten Fossilfunde aus der Provinz Liaoning in China, über die Mark Norell, Leiter und Kurator der Paläontologischen Abteilung am American Museum of Natural History, in sehr persönlicher und spannender Weise berichtet. Diese Funde haben unsere Erkenntnisse über Dinosaurier im Lauf der letzten zehn Jahre geradezu revolutioniert. Inzwischen stellt man sich Dinosaurier nicht mehr als Reptilien, sondern eher als Vögel vor. Diese Umwälzung wird deutlich, wenn man den Film Jurassic

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The Oil of Brazil
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This book investigates the role of the National Petroleum Council (CNP) and especially of Petrobras in the construction and shaping of courses in Geosciences, as part of the historical process of the search for and exploration of oil, which began in Brazil in 1864 and ended in 1968 with the discovery of the first offshore well. The book explores the history of the discovery of oil in Brazil together with the historical development of oil research and geosciences in Brazil. It also elucidates significant events and developments which occurred between 1864 and 1968 such as the foundation of the Ouro Preto Mining School, the foundation of the CNP and Petrobras and other scientific societies and universities and their contributions to the formation and constitution of geosciences in Brazil. This book also discusses the massive investments by CNP and Petrobras in technical and scientific research for oil exploration in the Brazilian territory.This unique book appeals to scientists, students and professionals in geosciences, history and related fields.

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Geodynamics of the Lithosphere
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This book is an introductory text for all earth scientists interested in learning about the quantitative description of geological problems. It contains chapters on heat flow, sedimentary basin modelling, mechanics of continental deformation, PT path modelling, geomorphology and mass transfer and more. In its style, the book is aimed at the field oriented geologist that wants to begin with learning about the quantitative description of problems. Graduate students and scientists will find the book a good starting point for a quantitative treatment of their data. The new edition, revised and extended, features even more illustrations and maps, about 100 corrections of scientific problems, improvement of geomorphology section and shortening of several sections which obviously are too complicated. Update and modernisation of several sections, for example the section on pressure and updated references.

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Fossil Fungi
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Fungi are ubiquitous in the world and responsible for driving the evolution and governing the sustainability of ecosystems now and in the past. Fossil Fungi is the first encyclopedic book devoted exclusively to fossil fungi and their activities through geologic time. The book begins with the historical context of research on fossil fungi (paleomycology), followed by how fungi are formed and studied as fossils, and their age. The next six chapters focus on the major lineages of fungi, arranging them in phylogenetic order and placing the fossils within a systematic framework. For each fossil the age and provenance are provided. Each chapter provides a detailed introduction to the living members of the group and a discussion of the fossils that are believed to belong in this group. The extensive bibliography (~ 2700 entries) includes papers on both extant and fossil fungi. Additional chapters include lichens, fungal spores, and the interactions of fungi with plants, animals, and the geosphere. The final chapter includes a discussion of fossil bacteria and other organisms that are fungal-like in appearance, and known from the fossil record. The book includes more than 475 illustrations, almost all in color, of fossil fungi, line drawings, and portraits of people, as well as a glossary of more than 700 mycological and paleontological terms that will be useful to both biologists and geoscientists. First book devoted to the whole spectrum of the fossil record of fungi, ranging from Proterozoic fossils to the role of fungi in rock weathering Detailed discussion of how fossil fungi are preserved and studied Extensive bibliography with more than 2000 entries Where possible, fungal fossils are placed in a modern systematic context Each chapter within the systematic treatment of fungal lineages introduced with an easy-to-understand presentation of the main characters that define extant members Extensive glossary of more than 700 entries that define both biological, geological, and mycological terminology

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Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs
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The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images - skeletal drawings, life studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.

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Pterosaurs
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´´For 150 million years, the skies didn´t belong to birds--they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with wingspans exceeding thirty feet and standing heights comparable to modern giraffes. This richly illustrated book takes an unprecedented look at these astonishing creatures, presenting the latest findings on their anatomy, ecology, and extinction. Pterosaurs features some 200 stunning illustrations, including original paintings by Mark Witton and photos of rarely seen fossils. After decades of mystery, paleontologists have finally begun to understand how pterosaurs are related to other reptiles, how they functioned as living animals, and, despite dwarfing all other flying animals, how they managed to become airborne. Here you can explore the fossil evidence of pterosaur behavior and ecology, learn about the skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy of pterosaurs, and consider the newest theories about their cryptic origins. This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic; The most comprehensive book on pterosaurs ever published; features some 200 illustrations, including original paintings by the author; covers every known species and major group of pterosaurs; describes pterosaur anatomy, ecology, behaviors, diversity, and more; encourages further study with 500 references to primary pterosaur literature´´--

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Vertebrate Palaeontology
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Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week... and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days of guesswork. Young researchers use impressive new numerical and imaging methods to explore the tree of life, macroevolution, global change, and functional morphology. The fourth edition is completely revised. The cladistic framework is strengthened, and new functional and developmental spreads are added. Study aids include: key questions, research to be done, and recommendations of further reading and web sites. The book is designed for palaeontology courses in biology and geology departments. It is also aimed at enthusiasts who want to experience the flavour of how the research is done. The book is strongly phylogenetic, and this makes it a source of current data on vertebrate evolution.

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Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals
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After the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, mammals became the dominant terrestrial life form on our planet. Roaming the earth were spectacular beasts such as saber-toothed cats, giant mastodonts, immense ground sloths, and gigantic giraffe-like rhinoceroses. Here is the ultimate illustrated field guide to the lost world of these weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures. A woolly mammoth probably wont come thundering through your vegetable garden any time soon. But if one did, this would be the book to keep on your windowsill next to the binoculars. It covers all the main groups of fossil mammals, discussing taxonomy and evolutionary history, and providing concise accounts of the better-known genera and species as well as an up-to-date family tree for each group. No other book presents such a wealth of new information about these animals - what they looked like, how they behaved, and how they were interrelated. In addition, this unique guide is stunningly illustrated throughout with full-color reconstructions of these beasts - many never before depicted - along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world.

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