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  1. Life through the Ages II
    What was life like on our planet long before the early humans emerged? Paleontologist Dr. Mark P. Witton draws on the latest twenty-first century discoveries to re-create the appearances and lifestyles of extinct, fascinating... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2020
    Hardback | £22.99
  2. Dinosaurs of Darkness, Second Edition
    Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world, between 100 million and 120 million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joined to Antarctica. Dinosaurs lived in this polar region.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2020
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. Mesozoic Sea Dragons
    Mesozoic Sea Dragons is a fascinating, in-depth look at marine life from the Middle Triassic Period, drawing upon the best marine fossil record for that period in the world.... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2019
    Hardback | £65.00
  4. Noah's Ravens
    How can the tracks of dinosaurs best be interpreted and used to reconstruct them? In many Mesozoic sedimentary rock formations, fossilized footprints of bipedal, three-toed (tridactyl) dinosaurs are preserved in huge numbers,... Learn More
    Published: 8th October 2018
    Hardback | £73.00
  5. Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America
    Despite being among the most versatile and interesting amphibians in North America, frogs and toads (otherwise known as anurans) have not traditionally received enough attention from science. But now, with the population of modern... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2018
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Life Through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition
    First published in 1946, Charles R. Knight’s Life Through the Ages was for many a beloved first look at the strange animals of the prehistoric past. For much of the 20th century, Knight’s reconstructions were the key resource... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2017
    Paperback | £14.99
  7. Oceans of Kansas, Second Edition
    Revised, updated, and expanded with the latest interpretations and fossil discoveries, the second edition of Oceans of Kansas adds new twists to the fascinating story of the vast inland sea that engulfed central North America... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2017
    Hardback | £43.00
  8. Patrons of Paleontology
    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins,... Learn More
    Published: 21st August 2017
    Hardback | £34.00
  9. Turtles as Hopeful Monsters
    Where do turtles hail from? Why and how did they acquire shells? These questions have spurred heated debate and intense research for more than two hundred years. Brilliantly weaving evidence from the latest paleontological discoveries... Learn More
    Published: 13th March 2017
    Hardback | £39.00
  10. Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys
    South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth—giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world’s largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other equally intriguing... Learn More
    Published: 29th August 2016
    Hardback | £43.00
  11. Dinosaur Tracks
    The latest advances in dinosaur ichnology are showcased in this comprehensive and timely volume, in which leading researchers and research groups cover the most essential topics in the study of dinosaur tracks. Some assess and... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2016
    Hardback | £34.00
  12. The Bare Bones
    What can we learn about the evolution of jaws from a pair of scissors? How does the flight of a tennis ball help explain how fish overcome drag? What do a spacesuit and a chicken egg have in common? Highlighting the fascinating... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2016
    Hardback | £65.00
  13. Dinosaur Footprints and Trackways of La Rioja
    During the Early Cretaceous, lakes, meandering streams, and flood plains covered the region where the current foothills of Rioja now exist. Today the area is known for its wine and for the dozens of sites where footprints and... Learn More
    Published: 6th July 2015
    Hardback | £34.00
  14. The White River Badlands
    The forbidding Big Badlands in Western South Dakota contain the richest fossil beds in the world. Even today these rocks continue to yield new specimens brought to light by snowmelt and rain washing away soft rock deposited on... Learn More
    Published: 25th May 2015
    Hardback | £39.00
  15. Hadrosaurs


    Edited by David A. Eberth and David C. Evans

    Series Life of the Past

    Indiana University Press

    Hadrosaurs—also known as duck-billed dinosaurs—are abundant in the fossil record. With their unique complex jaws and teeth perfectly suited to shred and chew plants, they flourished on Earth in remarkable diversity during... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2014
    Hardback | £82.00
  16. Cambrian Ocean World
    The Cambrian is our origination story; the species fossilized in the rocks are our "founding fathers." We can follow their story (and ours) through more than half a billion years of time.... Learn More
    Published: 6th June 2014
    Hardback | £56.00
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