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Fossils: The Key to the Past

Fossils: The Key to the Past Lowest new price: $17.01
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Author: Richard Fortey

"Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers."―Bill Bryson

In his accessible introduction to the study and meaning of fossils, the world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of new fossil finds.

Fortey clearly explains what fossils are, how they form, how to identify them, and how they help us to understand Earth's geological past and the emergence of life. Drawing on all the latest research, including recent developments in molecular paleontology, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossil-derived products such as oil and coal, and offers practical advice for making a fossil collection. Fossils will appeal to everyone who shares an interest in the history of life on our planet.

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Archaeological and Paleontological Research in Lagoa Santa: The Quest for the First Americans

Archaeological and Paleontological Research in Lagoa Santa: The Quest for the First Americans Lowest new price: $143.00
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This groundbreaking volume presents, for the first time in English, a broad historical review of the researches carried out over 170 years in the region of Lagoa Santa, Brazil, one of the most important archaeological regions in the Americas. From the pioneering work of the Danish naturalist Peter Lund in the XIX century to the recent research on the dispersion of early humans across South America, led by Walter A. Neves and colleagues, Lagoa Santa has offered remarkable findings, the largest collections of early human skeletons in the Americas, and has contributed to the overall discussions about the settlement of the Americas.

This edited volume aims to fill the lack of publications in English about Lagoa Santa and gathers representatives of all the main Brazilian institutions directly involved in the archaeological and paleontological investigations in the region, in order to provide the international scientific community a comprehensive and complete account of the researches that contributed to rewrite the history of the peopling of the Americas.

The book is organized in two parts. The first consists of chapters describing each of the interventions in the region, beginning with the pioneering work of Peter Lund and culminating with the latest intervention led by Walter A. Neves and his team. The second part of the book consists of reviews of current relevant research foci in the region, such as migrations, health, mortuary rituals, paleontology, rock art and technology.


Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils

Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils Lowest new price: $10.66
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Author: Anthony J. Martin
Brand: Pegasus Books

CSI meets Jurassic Park in a fascinating, revelatory look at dinosaurs and their world through the million-year-old clues they left behind

What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to learn about their sex lives, raising of young, social lives, combat, and who ate who? What would it take for us to know how fast dinosaurs moved, whether they lived underground, climbed trees, or went for a swim?

Welcome to the world of ichnology, the study of traces and trace fossils―such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and other vestiges of behavior―and how through these remarkable clues, we can explore and intuit the rich and complicated lives of dinosaurs. With a unique, detective-like approach, interpreting the forensic clues of these long-extinct animals that leave a much richer legacy than bones, Martin brings the wild world of the Mesozoic to life for the twenty-first century reader. 24 pages of color and B&W illustrations

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Answers Book for Kids Volume 2

Answers Book for Kids Volume 2 Lowest new price: $3.29
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Author: Ken Ham
Brand: New Leaf Publishing Group

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures that kids simply adore, and even the youngest believer can recite the biblical story of Noah and his ark. Now discover how to answer some of kids’ most interesting questions about dinosaurs and Noah’s ark like:

  • How did all the dinosaurs fit on the ark?
  • How did Noah keep the animals on the ark from eating each other and his family?
  • Where did all the water go after the Flood?
  • Why aren’t there fossils of humans from Noah’s flood?

Answers are important. If children aren’t given answers to their questions about the Bible and the history it reveals, they cannot defend their faith against a secular worldview in a fallen world. The Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection from Ken Ham and the creative team at Answers in Genesis.

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The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World (MacSci)

The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World (MacSci) Lowest new price: $9.02
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Author: Shelley Emling

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and eventually the scientific world. Once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, laid out in his On the Origin of Species. Darwin drew on Mary's fossilized creatures as irrefutable evidence that life in the past was nothing like life in the present.

A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl, with dirt under her fingernails and not a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it."

Here at last, Shelley Emling returns Mary Anning, of whom Stephen J. Gould remarked, is "probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology," to her deserved place in history.

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How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution

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Author: Jack Horner

A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur

Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur.

Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology on how a few select cells grow to create arms, legs, eyes, and brains that function together, Jack Horner takes the science a step further in a plan to "reverse evolution" and reveals the awesome, even frightening, power being acquired to recreate the prehistoric past. The key is the dinosaur's genetic code that lives on in modern birds- even chickens. From cutting-edge biology labs to field digs underneath the Montana sun, How to Build a Dinosaur explains and enlightens an awesome new science.

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Dinosaurs: Marvels of God's Design - The Science of the Biblical Account

Dinosaurs: Marvels of God's Design - The Science of the Biblical Account Lowest new price: $18.38
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Author: Tim Clarey
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A thoroughly researched, definitive guide to dinosaurs for Christian readers!

This book fills a critical need for sound science about dinosaurs from a biblical viewpoint, focusing on the five major dinosaur groups. Dinosaurs are in the news every day, as well as viewed in museums and on science channels. Unfortunately, these portrayals always push an evolutionary agenda. This book counters those arguments with solid, accurate, and biblically-based science:

  • Explains the latest findings in dinosaur biology, behavior, extinction, and more
  • Covers the complete spectrum of dinosaur-related topics, from the earliest dinosaur discoveries to debate over why they went extinct
  • Provides a visually stunning, dynamic exploration into the history of dinosaurs through the most current discoveries few have seen before!

Because of secular books and television shows, many Christians struggle to explain how dinosaurs fit in the biblical timeline. The word “dinosaur” is not found in the Bible, causing some well-meaning Christians to turn to secular science for an explanation, including more speculation than actual fact. Unfortunately, this misdirection has caused many people to lose faith in the Bible, especially the young generation. This book will restore faith in the Word of God as it connects the Bible with science. Read and discover how dinosaurs are part of God’s creative glory!

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Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology

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Author: Donald R. Prothero
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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.

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30 Day Paleo Challenge: Unlock Your Weight Loss Secret with the Paleo 30 Day Challenge; Paleo Cookbook with 30 Day Meal Plan and 100 Paleo Recipes

30 Day Paleo Challenge: Unlock Your Weight Loss Secret with the Paleo 30 Day Challenge; Paleo Cookbook with 30 Day Meal Plan and 100 Paleo Recipes Lowest new price: $14.19
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Author: Irene Kadison

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Challenge yourself to 30 days of amazing Paleo meals!

Going Paleo is widely acknowledged to be one of the very best ways in the world to lose fat rapidly and promote optimal health. Sticking to a diet is never easy and getting started can be the hardest part of all. Challenge yourself to make a positive change in your life by eating 3 Paleo meals a day every day for 30 days! Make it easy on yourself by grabbing this book and simply following the meal plan. Each day has three new meals for you to enjoy including a nutritious breakfast, fast and healthy lunch, and an amazing dinner that you will look forward to all day. You are guaranteed to enjoy this complete meal plan for living the Paleo lifestyle. This book empowers you to become a true master of the principles that make Paleo so effective. You’ll know exactly what to eat and what the risks and pitfalls are along your Paleo journey so you can optimize your efforts and ensure you achieve your health and weight loss goals. This comprehensive resource ensures you’ll be equipped with everything you need to produce truly world class Paleo meals at home for every meal of the day.

The 30 Day Paleo Challenge is your all-in-one resource for enjoying the very best the Paleo lifestyle has to offer!

This 30 Day Paleo Challenge contains:

  • A 30 Day Meal Plan using only ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store and that are ideal for burning fat fast – each with complete nutritional information
  • Healthy and Delicious Paleo Food For Every Occasion conveniently indexed so you can follow the meal plan or just enjoy the recipes whenever you want after you successfully complete your 30 day Paleo challenge
  • A Complete Overview of Paleo cooking, detailing the essential information you need to know to master the very best Paleo dishes you and your family have ever tasted
  • Handy Charts and Indexes so all the information you need is at your fingertips

Recipes in this 30 Day Paleo Challenge cookbook include: Coconut Buttered Haddock, Baked Nutty Chicken, Spiced Lamb Leg, Balsamic Pork Roast, Thai Pork Curry, Beef & Bell Pepper Stir Fry, Crispy Almond Crusted Pork, Salmon & Asparagus Bake, Stuffed Mushrooms, Zucchini Crisps, and much more! Endorsed by nutritionists and discerning home cooks everywhere, adopting the Paleo lifestyle has been proven as a healthy and effective way to achieve your weight loss goals while still enjoying some of the best tasting food you’ve ever served at home.

Accept the challenge! Grab this book today and see what 30 days of Paleo can do for you!

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The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

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Author: Donald R. Prothero
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Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet.

The twenty-five fossils portrayed in this book catch animals in their evolutionary splendor as they transition from one kind of organism to another. We witness extinct plants and animals of microscopic and immense size and thrilling diversity. We learn about fantastic land and sea creatures that have no match in nature today. Along the way, we encounter such fascinating fossils as the earliest trilobite, Olenellus; the giant shark Carcharocles; the "fishibian" Tiktaalik; the "Frogamander" and the "Turtle on the Half-Shell"; enormous marine reptiles and the biggest dinosaurs known; the first bird, Archaeopteryx; the walking whale Ambulocetus; the gigantic hornless rhinoceros Paraceratherium, the largest land mammal that ever lived; and the Australopithecus nicknamed "Lucy," the oldest human skeleton. We meet the scientists and adventurers who pioneered paleontology and learn about the larger intellectual and social contexts in which their discoveries were made. Finally, we find out where to see these splendid fossils in the world's great museums.

Ideal for all who love prehistoric landscapes and delight in the history of science, this book makes a treasured addition to any bookshelf, stoking curiosity in the evolution of life on Earth.

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