Birds of Stone

Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs
Author: Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421420244
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

Evolution

What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543166
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Donald R. Prothero’s Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book’s widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock dating, neo-Darwinism, and macroevolution. It includes extensive coverage of the primordial soup, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, and the transformation from early hominid to modern human. The book also details the many alleged “missing links” in the fossil record, including some of the most recent discoveries that flesh out the fossil timeline and the evolutionary process. In this second edition, Prothero describes new transitional fossils from various periods, vividly depicting such bizarre creatures as the Odontochelys, or the “turtle on the half shell”; fossil snakes with legs; and the “Frogamander,” a new example of amphibian transition. Prothero’s discussion of intelligent design arguments includes more historical examples and careful examination of the “experiments” and observations that are exploited by creationists seeking to undermine sound science education. With new perspectives, Prothero reframes creationism as a case study in denialism and pseudoscience rather than a field with its own intellectual dynamism. The first edition was hailed as an exemplary exploration of the fossil evidence for evolution, and this second edition will be welcome in the libraries of scholars, teachers, and general readers who stand up for sound science in this post-truth era.

Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life


Author: Andrew Clarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199551669
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Temperature affects everything. It influences all aspects of the physical environment and governs any process that involves a flow of energy, setting boundaries on what an organism can or cannot do. This novel textbook reveals the key principles behind the complex relationship between organisms and temperature, namely the science of thermal ecology. It starts by providing a rigorous framework for understanding the flow of energy in and out of the organism, before describing the influence of temperature on what an organism can do. With these fundamental principles covered, the book's final section explores thermal ecology itself, incorporating the important extra dimension of interactions with other organisms. An entire chapter is devoted to the crucially important subject of how organisms are responding to climate change. Indeed, the threat of rapid climatic change on a global scale is a stark reminder of the challenges that remain for evolutionary thermal biologists, and adds a sense of urgency to this book's mission.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Archaeopteryx

der Urvogel von Solnhofen
Author: Peter Wellnhofer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899370768
Category: Archaeopteryx
Page: 256
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The Age of Birds


Author: Alan Feduccia,Professor Alan Feduccia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 196
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An authoritative examination of the evolution of birds analyzes avian anatomy from an aerodynamic perspective, recounts successful and unsuccessful evolutionary adaptations, and discusses the background and meaning of many fossil discoveries

Zitteliana


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Historical geology
Page: N.A
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Dinosaurier


Author: David Norman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150186947
Category:
Page: 238
View: 7352
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Das Pleistozän von Untermassfeld bei Meiningen (Thüringen)


Author: Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke,Gottfried Böhme
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 418
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Dinosaurs, the Encyclopedia

Supplement
Author: Donald F. Glut
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 749
View: 4644
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Provides information on new finds, interpretations of finds, exhibitions, and research in the study of dinosaurs.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chordata
Page: N.A
View: 1153
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Proceedings

Biological sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: N.A
View: 9872
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New Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 4872
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Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
View: 5803
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Evolution für Dummies


Author: Greg Krukonis,Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527669000
Category: Science
Page: 374
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Von Darwin bis DNA – Ihr Wegweiser durch die Evolution Von Ihrem Körperbau bis zu Ihrem Verhalten bei der Partnerwahl – all Ihre vererbbaren Eigenschaften sind wie bei allen Lebewesen durch die Evolution bestimmt. Aber was ist Evolution überhaupt? Was treibt sie an? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles, was Sie über Evolution wissen müssen: Was genetische Variabilität ist, wie neue Arten entstehen, welchen Evolutionsvorteil soziales Verhalten bringt und vieles, vieles mehr. Greg Krukonis und Tracy Barr nehmen Sie mit auf eine spannende Reise durch die Geschichte der Evolution – von Darwins Theorie bis zu den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen.

Hobbies


Author: Otto C. Lightner,Pearl Ann Reeder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Collectors and collecting
Page: N.A
View: 6814
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Beijing Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: N.A
View: 1692
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Dinosaurier-Lexikon


Author: Caroline Bingham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831010516
Category: Dinosaurs
Page: 127
View: 3646
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