The Jehol Fossils Book

The Jehol Fossils


  • Author : Pei-ji Chen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080557885

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The Jehol Fossils Excerpt :

No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has shown the world some of the most astonishing fossil finds including the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the first beaked bird, the first plants with flowers and fruits, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new light on a number of interesting theoretical issues in evolutionary biology today, such as the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota in terms of its history of study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular organismal group of the Biota written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, which include 200 photographs that show the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colored life restorations, elegantly done by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators, give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general. * Authoritative introduction to an exciting, classic Mesozoic site home to many of the world's most important and best preserved fossils * Clear informative text accessible to the professional and lay reader alike * Over 200 high quality photographs of a wide range of extraordinary fossils * Beautiful colour paintings depicting reconstructed animals and plants in lifelike landscapes * Lavish, large format, hi

Birds of Stone Book

Birds of Stone


  • Author : Luis M. Chiappe
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420257

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Birds of Stone Excerpt :

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.

The Jehol Biota Book

The Jehol Biota


  • Author : Miman Zhang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fossils
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 7532373185

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Birds of Stone Book

Birds of Stone


  • Author : Luis M. Chiappe
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420240

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Birds of Stone Excerpt :

When fossils of birds from China’s Jehol region first appeared in scientific circles, the world took notice. These Mesozoic masterpieces are between 120 and 131 million years old and reveal incredible details that capture the diversity of ancient bird life. Paleontologists all over the world began to collaborate with Chinese colleagues as new and wondrous fossil-related discoveries became regular events. The pages of National Geographic and major scientific journals described the intricate views of feathers as well as food still visible in the guts of these ancient birds. Now, for the first time, a sweeping collection of the most interesting of Jehol’s avian fossils is on display in this beautiful book. Birds of Stone makes visible the unexpected avian diversity that blanketed the earth just a short time (geologically speaking) after a dinosaur lineage gave rise to the first birds. Our visual journey through these fossils is guided by Luis M. Chiappe, a world expert on early birds, and Meng Qingjin, a leading figure in China's natural history museum community. Together, they help us understand the "meaning" of each fossil by providing straightforward narratives that accompany the full-page photographs of the Jehol discoveries. 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 of Fossil Ecosystems  Second Edition Book

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems Second Edition


  • Author : Paul Selden
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781840766233

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Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems Second Edition Excerpt :

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all of the main Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of exceptional fossil preservation) from around the world in a chronological order. It covers the history of research, stratigraphy and taphonomy, main faunal and floral elements, and the palaeoecology of each site and gives a comparison with coeval sites around the world. It includes all of the well-known fossil sites, such as the Burgess Shale, the Solnhofen Limestone, Mazon Creek, Rancho La Brea etc., and includes an appendix giving information on how to visit the sites and where to see the fossils in museum displays. Available now in its second edition, Lagerstätten included for the first time include Chengjiang, the Herefordshire Nodules and the Jehol Group. A welcome addition to the list of important localities of Cenozoic age is the White River Group, which preserves the finest examples of mammals around the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, including many now-extinct groups. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 450 colour photographs and diagrams, and it is extensively referenced. Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems is essential reading to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences, and to amateur enthusiasts.

The Rise of Birds Book

The Rise of Birds


  • Author : Sankar Chatterjee
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421416144

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His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of “the feathered dinosaurs,” from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders.

Knowing Manchuria Book

Knowing Manchuria


  • Author : Ruth Rogaski
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2022-08-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226809656

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Knowing Manchuria Excerpt :

"Knowing Manchuria places the creation of knowledge about nature at the center of our understanding of one of the world's most contested borderlands. At the intersection of China, Russia, Korea, and Mongolia, Manchuria is known as a site of war and environmental extremes, where projects of political control intersected with projects designed to make sense of Manchuria's multiple environments. Covering over 500,000 square miles (comparable in size to all the land east of the Mississippi) Manchuria's landscapes included temperate rain forests, deserts, prairies, cultivated plains, wetlands, and Siberian taiga. Ruth Rogaski reveals how paleontologists and indigenous shamans, and many others, made sense of the Manchurian frontier. She uncovers how natural knowledge and thus "the nature of Manchuria" itself changed over time, from a sacred "land where the dragon arose" to a global epicenter of contagious disease; from a tragic "wasteland" to an abundant granary that nurtured the hope of a nation"--

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Book

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems


  • Author : Pascal Godefroit
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253005700

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Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Excerpt :

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

Issues in Anthropology  Evolution  and Development  2013 Edition Book

Issues in Anthropology Evolution and Development 2013 Edition


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490108513

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Issues in Anthropology Evolution and Development 2013 Edition Excerpt :

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Paleontology. The editors have built Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Paleontology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Terra Book
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Terra


  • Author : Michael Novacek
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2008-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466821606

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A paleontologist awakens us to the "extinction event" that human activity is bringing about today The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago, with the appearance of flowering plants and pollinating insects during the age of the dinosaurs. Its tremendous history is now in danger of profound, catastrophic disruption. In Terra, a brilliant synthesis of evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how all three can help us understand and prevent what he (and others) call today's "mass extinction event." Humanity's use of land, our consumption, the pollution we create, and our contributions to global warming are causing this crisis. True, the fossil record of hundreds of millions of years reveals that wild and bounteous nature has always evolved not quietly but thunderously, as species arise, flourish, die off, and are replaced by new species. We learn from paleontology and archaeology that for 50,000 years, human hunting, mining, and agriculture have changed many localities, sometimes irrevocably. But today, Novacek insists, our behavior endangers the entire global ecosystem. And if we disregard—through ignorance, antipathy, or apathy—the theory of evolution that developed with our modern understanding of the Earth's past, we not only impede enlightenment but threaten any practical strategy for our own survival. The evolutionary future of the entire living planet depends on our understanding this.

Chinese Fossil Vertebrates Book

Chinese Fossil Vertebrates


  • Author : Spencer G. Lucas
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231504614

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Chinese Fossil Vertebrates Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered review of China's vertebrate fossil record. It also presents a history of vertebrate paleontological studies in China and an entrée to some important issues of systematics, evolutionary history, paleoecology, taphonomy, and functional anatomy best elucidated by China's fossils.

Rhythms of Insect Evolution Book

Rhythms of Insect Evolution


  • Author : Dong Ren
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-03-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119427995

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Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolutionary changes, and interactions of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China This book showcases 23 different orders of insect fossils from the Mid Mesozoic period (165 to 125 Ma) that were discovered in Northeastern China. It covers not only their taxonomy and morphology, but also their potential implications on natural sciences, such as phylogeny, function, interaction, evolution, and ecology. It covers fossil sites; paleogeology; co-existing animals and plants in well-balanced eco-systems; insects in the spotlight; morphological evolution and functional development; and interactions of insects with co-existing plants, vertebrates, and other insects. The book also includes many elegant and beautiful photographs, line drawings, and 3-D reconstructions of fossilized and extant insects. Rhythms of Insect Evolution: Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China features chapter coverage of such insects as the: Ephemeroptera; Odonata; Blattaria; Isoptera; Orthoptera; Notoptera; Dermaptera; Chresmodidae; Phasmatodea; Plecoptera; Psocoptera; Homoptera; Heteroptera; Megaloptera; Raphidioptera; Neuroptera; Coleoptera; Hymenoptera Diptera; Mecoptera; Siphonaptera; Trichoptera and Lepidoptera. Combines academic natural science, popular science, and artistic presentation to illustrate rhythms of evolution for fossil insects from the Mid Mesozoic of Northern China Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolutionary changes of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China Presents interactions of insects with plants, vertebrates, and other insects based on well-preserved fossil evidence Uses photos of extant insects and plants, fossil and amber specimens, line drawings, and 3-D computer-generated reconstruction artworks to give readers clear and enjoyable impressions of the scientific findings Introduces insect-r

When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies Book

When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies


  • Author : Jingmai O'Connor
  • Publisher : QED Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711275133

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When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies Excerpt :

When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies is an exquisitely illustrated exploration of how dinosaurs evolved flight and eventually became the birds we live with today. What are birds, and where did they come from? Discover fascinating facts about bird evolution, including: How the oldest bird fossils are about 150 million years old. That birds evolved from a group of meat-eating dinosaurs called theropods. That's the same group that Tyrannosaurus Rex belonged to, although birds evolved from small theropods. How these ancient birds looked quite a lot like small, feathered dinosaurs and they had much in common. Their mouths still contained sharp teeth. That over time, birds lost their teeth and evolved beaks. And more! The story of bird evolution is fascinating, and When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies explores this incredible history in a digestible, accessible way. This book from the successful Incredible Evolution series proves that fact can definitely be stranger and more exciting than fiction! Can you imagine coming face-to-face with a toothy pigeon?! Through digestible information and absorbing illustrations, young readers will be given an insight into how dinosaurs evolved flight and conquered the skies. This book is from the Incredible Evolution series, a fascinating, informative collection of books which examine the development of life on earth. Other titles available include: When Plants Took Over the Planet, When We Became Humans, and When the Whales Walked.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Book

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems


  • Author : Pascal Godefroit
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253357212

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Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Excerpt :

The first complete dinosaur skeleton, that of an Iguanodon, was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart in 1878. This book examines the Bernissart locality, the methodology of the excavation, and the genus Iguanodon.