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Principles of Paleontology

Principles of Paleontology

  • Author: Michael Foote,Arnold I. Miller,David M. Raup,Steven M. Stanley
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780716706137
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 354
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When published in 1971, Principles of Paleontology (POP) by David Raup and Steven Stanley revolutionized both textbooks and teaching in paleontology by adopting an approach that focused on the process of studying biologic groups, rather than a systematic approach (the study of individual groups of organisms), or an historical approach (narrating events to date). For this highly anticipated revision of Raup and Stanley's one-term undergraduate text, two of Raup's former students--Michael Foote and Arnold Miller--use that defining core approach to present a thoroughly up-to-date portrait of a field that has undergone major transformations in the last two decades.

Principles of Paleontology

Principles of Paleontology

Second Edition

  • Author: David M. Raup,Steven M. Stanley
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780716700227
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 481
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Explains in a clear and concise manner the factors involved in the description and classification of fossils and the practical applications of paleontologic data

Principles of Invertebrate Paleontology

Principles of Invertebrate Paleontology

  • Author: William Henry Twenhofel,Robert Rakes Shrock
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Invertebrates, Fossil
  • Page: 816
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Protozoa; Porifera; Coelenterata; Ctenophora; Worm phyla; Annelida; Bryozoa; Polyzoa; Phoronida; Brachiopoda; Mollusca; Annelida; Onychophora; Arthopoda; Echinoderma; Hemichordata; Conodontophoridia.

Urban Paleontology

Urban Paleontology

Evolution of Urban Forms

  • Author: Ming Tang,Dihua Yang
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 1599429497
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 233
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More than ten years ago, when I first read Mario Gandelsonas book The Urban Context, the beautiful abstract diagrams that the book presented -the street network of Chicago- fascinated me with the profound historical and cultural background that they suggested. Without knowing how this would direct me, I started to draw something related with the street network of Beijing. That is the beginning of this book. Among tons of the diagrams that I have created, most of them have not been incorporated into this book, while they have directed me into this fascinating research area which focuses on the "mineralized skeleton," rather than the "soft tissue" of urban forms. It was not until the recent five years when Yang and I came across some theories and approaches in paleontology that we started to integrate them into the street network study in Beijing and Savannah. Paleontology methods lay the foundation and provide a systematic and scientific platform for our research. Then urban paleontology, as a new framework for urban form study, unfolds itself more and more apparently in front of us. It explores the evolution of "urban species" based on their remains- "urban fossils," which describe distinct urban forms with imprints of their street networks. Just as how a biological fossil serves as a factual documentation of certain life forms, an urban fossil provides clues of the existence and transformation of urban forms. The study of urban paleontology inevitably directs us to further exploration in the fields of biology, anatomy, archeology, geology, and the application of computer aided design in the excavation of urban sites. Upon finishing this book, we realize that our work is too inadequate to possibly incorporate all the influence that other disciplines may have on architecture and urban design. What it has suggested is that architecture presents such a wide array of connections with other disciplines and becomes more and more towards an interdisciplinary study. We hope this book has illustrated the diversity of problems that invite further study and can serve as a start point for architects to conceive the total spectrum. -Ming Tang"

George Gaylord Simpson

George Gaylord Simpson

Paleontologist and Evolutionist

  • Author: Léo F. Laporte
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231505451
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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In 1978 the distinguished paleontologist George Gaylord Simpson published his autobiography, Concession to the Improbable, which gave the basic facts of his life but left more questions than it answered. Now Léo F. Laporte presents this absorbing intellectual study of Simpson's major areas of work. Focusing on Simpson's scientific contributions, Laporte provides chapters on Simpson's earliest paleontological research through his distinguished Alexander Agassiz professorship at Harvard and his extensive fieldwork for the American Museum of Natural History, where he developed the core themes set forth in his most prestigious work, Tempo and Mode in Evolution (Columbia University Press, 1944). Simpson was arguably the first evolutionary paleontologist to combine descriptive taxonomy with the modern approaches of genetics and statistical analysis. Despite his brilliance Simpson was a difficult person to know; Laporte addresses the nature of Simpson's interpersonal problems with colleagues during his life. An introductory overview provides the biographical context of Simpson's career and provides the framework for his major paleontological and evolutionary contributions.

Rereading the Fossil Record

Rereading the Fossil Record

The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

  • Author: David Sepkoski
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226748588
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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Rereading the Fossil Record presents the first-ever historical account of the origin, rise, and importance of paleobiology, from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, David Sepkoski shows how the movement was conceived and promoted by a small but influential group of paleontologists and examines the intellectual, disciplinary, and political dynamics involved in the ascendency of paleobiology. By tracing the role of computer technology, large databases, and quantitative analytical methods in the emergence of paleobiology, this book also offers insight into the growing prominence and centrality of data-driven approaches in recent science.

A Manual of Palæontology

A Manual of Palæontology

For the Use of Students; with a General Introduction on the Principles of Palæontology

  • Author: Henry Alleyne Nicholson,Richard Lydekker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Paleontology
  • Page: 1624
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Bringing Fossils to Life

Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

  • Author: Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231536909
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 672
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One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America

Biostratigraphy and Geochronology

  • Author: Michael O. Woodburne
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231503784
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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This book places into modern context the information by which North American mammalian paleontologists recognize, divide, calibrate, and discuss intervals of mammalian evolution known as North American Land Mammal Ages. It incorporates new information on the systematic biology of the fossil record and utilizes the many recent advances in geochronologic methods and their results. The book describes the increasingly highly resolved stratigraphy into which all available temporally significant data and applications are integrated. Extensive temporal coverage includes the Lancian part of the Late Cretaceous, and geographical coverage includes information from Mexico, an integral part of the North American fauna, past and present.

The Earth Around Us

The Earth Around Us

Maintaining A Livable Planet

  • Author: Jill Schneiderman
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1466814438
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 250
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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal erosion...global warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed by Jill Schneiderman in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: - Earth's time and history and the place of people in it - Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth - Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines - Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States - Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil - Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system - Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.

Geological Survey Bulletin

Geological Survey Bulletin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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Flood By Design

Flood By Design

Receding Water Shapes the Earth's Surface

  • Author: Michael Oard
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1614581657
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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There are features on the earth's surface that science cannot explain with theories of changes over millions or even billions of years by the geographic processes that we see occurring commonly today. However, when you explore the evidence from a biblical worldview, the geological features marking the planet's surface make sense given the worldview catastrophic flood described in the book of Genesis. Join author Mike Oard as he explores what is termed as "the retreating stage of the flood" - the seven month-period when the waters receded and the landscapes which are familiar to us were formed by a myriad of processes like uplifts and sinking, erosion, and more, which answer important questions regarding: Unusual dispersals of rocks over hundred of miles How quickly mountains and valleys were carved Emergence of continents and the formation of ocean basins Percussions marks shaped by vast and violently moving water Why very gradual erosion and deposits of soil cannot explain surface formations The study of geomorphology and what it can reveal Flood by Design takes you into a fascinating aspect of the Genesis flood you may never have considered. Examine unusual rock formations and evidence that only the biblical flood model can fully explain. Filled with many photographs and easy-to-understand illustrations and charts, the books is a powerful source of research and answers for high school students and beyond.

Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet

  • Author: Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231146604
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 8171
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Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Dinosaur battles -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future greenhouse?

Micropaleontology

Micropaleontology

Principles and Applications

  • Author: Pratul Kumar Saraswati,M.S. Srinivasan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319145746
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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This book will help readers learn the basic skills needed to study microfossils especially those without a formal background in paleontology. It details key principles, explains how to identify different groups of microfossils, and provides insight into their potential applications in solving geologic problems. Basic principles are addressed with examples that explore the strengths and limitations of microfossils and their geological records. This overview provides an understanding of taphonomy and quality of the fossil records, biomineralization and biogeochemistry, taxonomy, concepts of species, and basic concepts of ecology. Readers learn about the major groups of microfossils, including their morphology, ecology, and geologic history. Coverage includes: foraminifera, ostracoda, coccolithophores, pteropods, radiolaria, diatoms, silicoflagellates, conodonts, dinoflagellates, acritarch, and spores and pollens. In this coverage, marine microfossils, and particularly foraminifera, are discussed in more detail compared with the other groups as they continue to play a major role in most scientific investigations. Among the various tracers of earth history, microfossils provide the most diverse kinds of information to earth scientists. This richly illustrated volume will help students and professionals understand microfossils, and provide insight on how to work with them to better understand evolution of life, and age and the paleoenvironment of sedimentary strata.

Geological Survey Research 1966

Geological Survey Research 1966

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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Fossils in Earth Sciences

Fossils in Earth Sciences

  • Author: ANIS KUMAR RAY
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120334329
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 444
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This compact and reader-friendly book introduces students to materials and studies that are gaining importance in the study of fossils. It covers all the important branches of palaeontology and provides up-to-date and detailed analysis of the principles of palaeontology, systematics, palaeocolgy, evolution, invertebrate and vertebrate palaeontology, palaeobotany, and micropalaeontology. The text takes a holistic approach to the subject with concrete examples. Primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Geology or Earth Sciences, the book will also prove useful for Zoology and Botany undergraduates. Geologists, particularly those assigned with jobs on palaeontology, micropalaeontology, palaeobotany will benefit from the text. Finally, students and research scientists intending to work with Indian problems concerning palaeontology should find the book beneficial. KEY FEATURES  Provides up-to-date data, concepts and Indian examples of fossils  Furnishes important data for laboratory work and Indian stratigraphy  Gives pertinent information on Fossil Lagerstätten in a tabulated form

Basic Questions in Paleontology

Basic Questions in Paleontology

Geologic Time, Organic Evolution, and Biological Systematics

  • Author: Otto H. Schindewolf
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226738352
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 467
  • View: 441
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Now available in English for the first time, Basic Questions in Paleontology is a landmark work in twentieth-century evolution and paleontology. Originally published in German in 1950, Schindewolf's book was highly controversial for its thoroughgoing anti-Darwinism, but today his ideas are remarkably relevant to current research in evolutionary biology. "[This book] would rank number one on my list of items awaiting translation from the history of twentieth-century evolutionary theory."—Stephen Jay Gould

A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction on the Principles of Palaeontology

A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction on the Principles of Palaeontology

  • Author: Henry Alleyne Nicholson,Richard Lydekker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Paleontology
  • Page: 1624
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Evolution: Principles and Processes

Evolution: Principles and Processes

  • Author: Brian K. Hall,Dalhousie University Brian K Hall, PH.D.
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449656293
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 442
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Written for those with a minimal science background, Evolution: Principles and Processes provides a concise introduction of evolutionary topics for the one-term course. Using an engaging writing style and a wealth of full-color illustrations, Hall covers all topics from the origin of universe, Earth, the origin of life, and on to how humans influence the evolution of other species. He brings together the principles and processes that explain evolutionary change and discusses the patterns of life that have resulted from the operation of evolution over the past 3.5 billion years. This overview, coupled with numerous case studies and examples, helps readers understand and truly appreciate the origin and diversity of life. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.