Richard A. Fortey
An awe-inspiring journey through the eons of time and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in living creatures which have survived from earliest times and whose...
What can a prehistoric skeleton tell us about human origins? From Neanderthal Man to 'Lucy' to the Flores Hobbits, fossil finds have played a key part in the quest to...
Chris Pellant; Helen Pellant
Covers all classifications of fossils, with more than 190 fossils from around the world featured. This title is suitable for those interested in uncovering the many mysteries of the fossils.
At the close of the last Ice Age a whole menagerie of giant beasts vanished forever. In ONCE AND FUTURE GIANTS, Sharon Levy argues that understanding this mass extinction will...
Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants - these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from...
The history of the growth and professionalization of American meteorology and its transformation into a physics- and mathematics-based scientific discipline.
With vivid descriptions and master storytelling, Martin Brasier introduces the quest for the missing history of life and the cell. Covering the period from 1 to 2 billion years ago...
J. David Archibald
In the geological blink of an eye, mammals moved from an obscure group of vertebrates into a class of planetary dominance. Why? This study identifies the fall of dinosaurs as...
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Lowell Dingus; Mark Norell
Tells the story of our discovery of dinosaurs, from the eighteenth-century interest in sea dragons to present day work with DNA, through the men and women who dedicated their lives...
The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of...
This is the first accessible book to explain the most recent findings in dinosaur reasearch. It tells the story behind the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture...
Michael J. Benton
This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million...
Dinosaurs haunt museum halls, stomp across movie screens, and adorn just about any product you can name. This title investigates the tension between dinosaurs as scientific objects and pop-culture icons...
Darwin puzzled over why ancient Precambrian rocks seemed barren of life. Brasier describes the quest to shed light on Darwin's Lost World, the discovery of its strange creatures, and what...
The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting events in the natural history of this planet: the existence of dinosaurs.
Neanderthals - no less than another kind of human - almost made it, finally dying out just 28,000 years ago. What caused us to survive while they went extinct? Ecology...