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Ancient Bones: Unearthing The Astonishing New Story Of How We Became Human

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A thrilling new account of human origins, as told by the paleontologist who led the most groundbreaking dig in recent history. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond…
The World Of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour
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|March 8, 2019

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“The ultimate dino tour.”— Library Journal , Best Reference 2019 “Perhaps the easiest way to glimpse . . . all this new knowledge is to leaf through Norell’s The World of Dinosaurs . . . . One of the principal paleontologists of our…
Fossil Men: The Quest For The Oldest Skeleton And The Origins Of Humankind

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"Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers."  — New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)   "Brilliant. ... A work of staggering…
The Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia: A Visual Who's Who Of Prehistoric Life

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The Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopediaâ?? is an unmatched reference work distinguished by its erudition and beauty—an illustrated who's who of prehistoric life and a source book of more than 500 million years of evolution on Earth. entries for more…
The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Science, And The Global Quest For Fossils

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In this 2018 New York Times Notable Book, Paige Williams "does for fossils what Susan Orlean did for orchids" (Book Riot) in her account of one Florida man's attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia--a story "steeped in natural history, human nature,…
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition

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Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year…
How The Earth Turned Green: A Brief 3.8-billion-year History Of Plants

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On this blue planet, long before pterodactyls took to the skies and tyrannosaurs prowled the continents, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring…
Atlas Of A Lost World: Travels In Ice Age America

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The first people in the New World were few, their encampments fleeting. On a side of the planet no human had ever seen, different groups arrived from different directions, and not all at the same time. The land they reached was fully inhabited by…
Recreating An Age Of Reptiles
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|June 1, 2018

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behavior of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between…
Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, And New World Connections

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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…
Paleoecology: Past, Present and Future

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Paleoecology is a discipline that uses evidence from fossils to provide an understanding of ancient environments and the ecological history of life through geological time. This text covers the fundamental approaches that have provided the foundation for present…
The Great Extinctions: What Causes Them And How They Shape Life
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|January 29, 2015

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Population sizes of vertebrate species -- mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish -- have declined by 52 percent over the last 40 years. in other words, those populations around the globe have dropped by more than half in fewer than two human generations.…
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