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  • The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time

    The landscape of southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil is beautiful but harsh; a dry, high mountain desert with cool nights and long, cold winters inhabited by a sparse mountain desert community. But during the early Eocene, more than fifty million years ago, it was a subtropical lake, surrounded by volcanoes and forests and teeming with life.  Buried within the sun-baked limestone is spectacular evidence of the lush vegetation and plentiful fauna of the ancient past, a transitional ecosystem giving us clues to how North America recovered from a great extinction event that wiped out dinosaurs and the majority of all species on the planet.  Paleontologists have been conducting excavations at Fossil Butte for more than 150 years, and with The Lost World of Fossil Lake, one of the world’s leading experts on the fossils from this spectacular locality takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of the discovery and exploration of the site. Deftly mixing incredible color photographs of the remarkable fossils uncovered at the site with an explanation of their evolutionary significance, Grande presents an unprecedented, comprehensive portrait of the site, its treasures, and what we’ve learned from them. Grande presents a broad range of fossilized orga...

    • ASIN: 0226922960

  • Owls, Caves, and Fossils: Predation, Preservation, and Accumulation of Small Mammal Bones in Caves, With an Analysis of the Pleistocene Cave Faunas F

    Owls, Caves, and Fossils is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated account of small mammal taphonomy. The study of small mammal remains has previously been neglected in favor of such large mammals as elephants, bovids, and carnivores, and Andrews remedies this deficiency by analyzing the taphonomic processes significant in the preservation of small mammal fauna in caves.

    • ASIN: 0226020371

  • Guide to Fossil Man

    Michael H. Day's Guide to Fossil Man is the standard reference work on hominid remains found at the major palaeolithic sites throughout the world. This fourth edition now includes details of fifteen new sites, as well as new evidence from thirty-four previously known sites featured in earlier editions of the book. Day begins with an introduction to the anatomy of human fossils. He then describes the forty-nine sites in Europe, the Near East, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania that have yielded the most significant information on the development of hominid species and the appearance of early man. Grouped geographically, each site description includes data on the hominid remains, other finds such as tools and animal bones, the local geology and contemporary geomorphology and ecology, and dating and other references. Sites featured for the first time in this edition include Kow Swamp and Mungo in Australia; Dali and Maba in China; and West Turkana in Kenya, which contained the almost complete skeleton of a boy determined to be 1,600,000 years old. Short essays on problems associated with neandertal, australpithecine, and Homo erectus remains are included, as well as a glossary, a geological time scale, charts and comprehensive illustrations. Day's Guide to Fossil Man is inva...

    • ASIN: 0226138895
    • Part No: illustrations

  • Fossils of the Carpathian Region (Life of the Past)

    István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region’s fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region’s fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the Transylvanian dinosaurs and mammals of the Carpathian Basin. The book also gives nonspecialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of paleontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.

    • ASIN: 0253009820

  • The Star-Crossed Stone: The Secret Life, Myths, and History of a Fascinating Fossil

    Throughout the four hundred thousand years that humanity has been collecting fossils, sea urchin fossils, or echinoids, have continually been among the most prized, from the Paleolithic era, when they decorated flint axes, to today, when paleobiologists study them for clues to the earth’s history. In The Star-Crossed Stone, Kenneth J. McNamara, an expert on fossil echinoids, takes readers on an incredible fossil hunt, with stops in history, paleontology, folklore, mythology, art, religion, and much more. Beginning with prehistoric times, when urchin fossils were used as jewelry, McNamara reveals how the fossil crept into the religious and cultural lives of societies around the world—the roots of the familiar five-pointed star, for example, can be traced to the pattern found on urchins. But McNamara’s vision is even broader than that: using our knowledge of early habits of fossil collecting, he explores the evolution of the human mind itself, drawing striking conclusions about humanity’s earliest appreciation of beauty and the first stirrings of artistic expression. Along the way, the fossil becomes a nexus through which we meet brilliant eccentrics and visionary archaeologists and develop new insights into topics as seemingly disparate as hieroglyphics, Beowulf, and even...

    • ASIN: 0226514692

  • Fossil Ecosystems of North America: A Guide to the Sites and Their Extraordinary Biotas

    The fossil record affords a fascinating glimpse at past environments and the kinds of plants and animals that inhabited them. Some sites, for instance, contain nearly complete preserved records of ancient life. Fourteen of these remarkable fossil depositories are found in North America, including Mistaken Point in Newfoundland, Mazon Creek in Illinois, and Rancho La Brea in Los Angeles. Fossil Ecosystems of North America describes these and eleven other sites that range across the continent. John R. Nudds and Paul A. Selden introduce each site and place the fossil findings in geologic and evolutionary context. They go on to describe the history of research at each site—the sedimentology, stratigraphy, biota, paleoecology—and offer comparisons to other localities of similar age or environment. Fossil Ecosystems of North America also includes an appendix of museums at which readers can see specimens from the sites and suggestions for visiting the sites in person. In some cases, new specimens can still be collected from these sites by professionals and amateurs alike. Accessible and informative, this guide to Fossil-Lagerstätten will appeal to expert scientists and adventuresome lay paleontologists alike.

    • ASIN: 0226607224
    • Part No: illustrations

  • Fossil Women's Riley Multifunction Rose Gold Stainless Steel Watch (Style: ES2811P)

    Our signature Riley style with a 45-stone topring, features a rose gold-tone finish and a textured rose dial. This Riley watch also features a multifunction movement.

  • Fossil Fiona Multifunction Leather Wallet - Brown

    What could be better than having the perfect wallet to go with the perfect bag? With thousands of wallet options available for ladies, how is one to choose? Take a close look at this Fossil wallet. The fabulous leather is flattering for almost any personality. With 11 pockets, a woman can be rest assured that she will have plenty of room for all major credit cards.

  • Fossil Women's Riley Leather Watch (Style: ES3466)

    Riley plays with proportion in a sophisticated way. Signature D-links interlock with a skinny bone leather strap and bold, round dial for a stylish look all its own.

  • Fossil Men's Minimalist Three-Hand Leather Watch (Style: FS5305)

    Mastering the balance of vintage inspiration with modern design, this timepiece encapsulates the minimalistic aesthetic from its clean face to its slimmed-down case, which sits effortlessly against the wrist.

  • Fossil Women's Tailor Rose-Gold Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch (Style: ES3713)

    The beauty is in the details with our most noteworthy multifunction for spring. With a minimalist design taken to the max, Tailor delivers fresh femininity with a seven-link bracelet, classic rose-tone plating and an eye-catching spirographic dial.

  • Fossil Men's Grant Chronograph Brown Leather Watch (Style: FS5068)

    Built to outlast fleeting trends, our refined Grant is a superlative investment fit for any occasion. This timeless chronograph gets refreshed for the season with a handsome blue dial and rich leather strap.*Modeled after vintage clocks, our Roman numerals are uniquely designed to provide artistic balance to the dial. In order to create a sense of depth, we also layered the sub-eyes over the numerals, which gives them the effect of being cut off.

  • Fossil Women's Virginia Rose Gold Stainless Steel Glitz Watch (Style: ES3282)

    Shiny steel meets dramatic glitz—made for modern sophisticates and vintage enthusiasts alike, you won't be able to live without our ever-chic Virginia. This Virginia watch also features a three hand movement on a stainless steel bracelet. *Our Adjust-O-Matic closure allows you to self-adjust the size of Virginia's strap or bracelet, making it the perfect gift that she can wear right away!