Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of HistoryHigh in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the

Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

Trilobite: Eyewitness to EvolutionWith Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures.Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures In 1810, a sister and brother uncover the fossilized skull of an unknown animal in the cliffs on the south coast of England With its long snout and prominent teeth, it might be a crocodile except that it has a huge, bulbous eye Remarkable Creatures is the story of Mary Anning, who has a talent f

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

T. Rex and the Crater of DoomThe story of one of the greatest adventures of twentieth century science, told by the central figure It is a great read for both scientist and layperson Richard Muller, author of Nemesis The Death Star Sixty five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt Everest slammed into

The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology In Greek And Roman Times

The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology In Greek And Roman TimesGriffins, Centaurs, Cyclopes, 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 ancient Greeks and Romans But what if these beings were than merely fictions What if monstrous cre

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryOver the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impac

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant DinosaursAdored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs a