Fossil Shark Teeth of the World

A Collector's Guide
Author: Joe Cōcke
Publisher: Lamna Books
Category: Science
Page: 150
View: 6788

Pictorial Guide to Fossil Shark Teeth

Author: N.A
Publisher: LeAnn Rathbone
ISBN: 1607029588
Page: N.A
View: 8554

Fossil Sharks of the Chesapeake Bay Region

Author: Bretton W. Kent
Publisher: Best Music Source Incorporated
Category: Nature
Page: 146
View: 6668


Author: Steve Alten
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641213770
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 5144
Ab 9. August im Kino! Im Marianengraben südwestlich von Burma hat »Carcharodon megalodon« überlebt - MEG, ein Vorfahre des weißen Hais und eines der gefährlichsten Raubtiere, das je existierte. Der Herrscher der Meere, eine Killermaschine. Jonas Taylor, ein berühmter Tiefseeforscher, ahnt es. Auf einer Tauchstation in ozeanischen Tiefen stellt sich heraus, wie recht er hat. MEG gelingt es, in die oberen Wasserschichten aufzusteigen, wo der gigantische Hai fortan sein Unwesen treibt. Die Jagd beginnt - und dieses Mal ist der Mensch das Opfer ...

A History of Life in 100 Fossils

Author: Paul D. Taylor,Aaron O'Dea
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: 1588344827
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 8044
Examines one hundred fossils of animals and plants that helped shape the Earth, with stories of how they were discovered and why they are important.

Glimpses of the Shark-Tooth World

Author: D. S. Carroll
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456820354
Category: Drama
Page: 199
View: 8296
Trapped by a rainstorm in a restaurant, a father tells the story of his boyhood to his 10-and-12-year-old children when he was their age. The story pinpoints the transition from a happy childhood to a tougher, more dramatic world. The father takes the family back to Florida in 1962, when he lives in a 2-bedroom home but meets the lovable girl Deanna and her wealthy family in their 16-bedroom mansion. He is thrilled and frightened by his best friend Chuck, who on top of his outrageous antics steals everything, including oranges from a tree belonging to the wealthy familywhich leads to the encounter with Deanna. More than having fun, however, he also glimpses the shark-tooth world when one friends mother, whom he idolizes for her friendliness and beauty, dies of cancer while the father of another friend, a dedicated Dad and Navy aviator, dies in an aircraft accident. He learns that his own father, also a Navy pilot, is assigned to kill 600,000 people with a single nuclear weapon. Equally haunting, he encounters an old, blind, black man with a guitar and a beautiful voice. The man befriends him and reveals his story with a vision that transcends his long-lost eyesight. Packed with laughter, heartache, and dramatic charactersfrom the ideal girl Deanna to Chuck as Tarzan Junior to the elderly black singer with his versatile range of songsthe fathers memories revive the multi-layered world of love and loss in childhood.

A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

Author: David A. Ebert
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691165998
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 3474
Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2014 by Wild Nature Press.

Terrifying Beast of the Deep

Author: Janice Marriott
Publisher: Pacific Learning Inc
ISBN: 1604578718
Page: N.A
View: 507

Discovering Fossils

How to Find and Identify Remains of the Prehistoric Past
Author: Frank A. Garcia,Donald Stuart Miller
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728003
Category: Nature
Page: 212
View: 5684
Offers an introduction into fossils and fossil collecting

Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 88, pt. 4: Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of South Carolina, U.S.A.

Author: Albert E. Sanders
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9780871698841
Page: N.A
View: 6618

The World Encyclopedia of Fossils and Fossil-collecting

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754815747
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 3835
A comprehensive visual dierctory presents the fossils in easy to follow chronological oreder. Each entry has its own full color identification photograph, an artwork reconstruction showing just what the fossilized plant or animal may have looked like and a factfile of essential information.

Crossroads of the Natural World

Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt
Author: Tom Earnhardt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960700X
Category: Nature
Page: 328
View: 9306
In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.


Author: Robert Kelly,David Thomas
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111829993
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
View: 6781
This text pairs two of archaeology’s most recognized names: Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over seventy years of experience leading excavations. The sixth edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while covering core concepts in an exceptionally student-friendly fashion by using personalized examples and high-interest topics. This edition continues a tradition of combining academic rigor with an engaging writing style that has made Kelly and Thomas’s ARCHAEOLOGY one of the most well-respected and best-selling texts in the discipline. The rich array of supplemental resources includes a book companion website, as well as the option to use the authors’ DOING FIELDWORK: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATIONS 2.0 CD-ROM. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living with the Stars

How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars
Author: Karel Schrijver,Iris Schrijver
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191040878
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 4563
Living with the Stars tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. The entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using the food and water that flow through us as fuel and as construction material. What persists over time is not fixed but merely a pattern in flux. We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, and are thereby connected to animals and plants around us, and to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun's nuclear furnace and to the solar wind, to collisions with asteroids and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae, and ultimately to the beginning of the universe. Our bodies are made of the burned out embers of stars that were released into the galaxy in massive explosions billions of years ago, mixed with atoms that formed only recently as ultrafast rays slammed into Earth's atmosphere. All of that is not just remote history but part of us now: our human body is inseparable from nature all around us and intertwined with the history of the universe.

Fossil Horses

Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae
Author: Bruce J. MacFadden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521477086
Category: Science
Page: 369
View: 4583
The horse has frequently been used as a classic example of long-term evolution because it possesses an extensive fossil record. This book synthesizes the large body of data and research relevant to an understanding of fossil horses from perspectives such as biology, geology, paleontology.

A General Natural History Or, New and Accurate Descriptions of the Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals, of the Different Parts of the World

With Their Virtues and Uses ... in Medicine and Mechanics : ... Including the History of the Materia Medica, Pictoria, and Tinctoria, of the Present and Earlier Ages : as Also Observations ... with a Great Number of Figures, Elegantly Engraved
Author: John Hill
Publisher: N.A
Page: 556
View: 6349

The Edinburgh Journal of Science

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 8496

Sharks of the World

An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Shark Species Known to Date
Author: Leonard J. V. Compagno,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251045435
Category: Fishes species
Page: 269
View: 846
This is an extensively rewritten, revised and updated version of the original FAO Catalogue of Sharks of the World. The present volume reviews all 15 families, 25 genera and 57 species of living bullhead, mackerel and carpet sharks (orders Heterodontiformes, Lamniformes and Orectolobiformes - the non-carcharhinoid galeomorph sharks), including certain well-established but currently undescribed species mainly from Australia. Accounts for all orders, families and genera are given and all keys to taxa are fully illustrated. Information under each species account includes: valid modern names and original citation of the species (or subspecies); synonyms; the official FAO names for the species in English, French and Spanish; a lateral view and often other useful illustrations; field marks; diagnostic features; distribution, including a GIS map; habitat; biology; size; interest to fisheries and human impact; local names when available; a remarks section when necessary; and literature. The volume is fully indexed and also contains sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas, an appendix on shark preservation and an extensive bibliography. (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 are in preparation).

The Science of Monsters

Why Monsters Came to Be and What Made Them so Terrifying
Author: Matt Kaplan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472101162
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 6785
Modern audiences do not find dragons frightening. Fascinating as mythical creatures, yes, but terrifying, no. Yet, present them with a story about a virus that can kill a healthy adult in hours and they will have nightmares for weeks. The difference between the two is believability. Monsters are at their most frightening when they carry characteristics that tie them to the real world in some way. Preposterous as they might seem today, dragons were no different in ancient times. Humans long ago stumbled upon skeletons that had sharp teeth and talon-like claws. These fossils were real and some were frighteningly large. Those who looked at them could only guess at how dangerous the animals that they belonged to must have been. From such interactions, dragons were born. Yet, in spite of ample physical evidence that dragons existed, none were ever seen in the flesh. Dragon bones were ultimately proven to be the bones of huge predatory dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex, but before the mystery was solved, they were the makings of frightening beasts that managed to evade human sight by lurking deep within the shadows of the wild. The Science of Monsters will explore monsters that have haunted humanity throughout the ages, from Medusa to sea serpents, giants, and vampires. In each chapter Kaplan uses scientific principles, current research, and his thorough knowledge of the natural world to explain why specific monsters came to be and what it was about them that was so terrifying to the people who brought them to life.

Watch out for Sharks

Author: Caroline Arnold
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1623348137
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 4096
Based on a major international exhibit that traveled for five years in North America, this book depicts the fascinating world of sharks.