Eyewitness to Evolution

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307434672

Category: Science

Page: 320

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With 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 years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle is today, they survived in the arctic or the tropics, were spiky or smooth, were large as lobsters or small as fleas. And because they flourished for three hundred million years, they can be used to glimpse a less evolved world of ancient continents and vanished oceans. Erudite and entertaining, this book is a uniquely exuberant homage to a fabulously singular species. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Darwin'in Anlayamadığı Kambriyen


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Harun Yahya müstear ismini kullanan yazar Adnan Oktar, 1956 yılında Ankara'da doğdu. İlk, orta ve lise öğrenimini Ankara'da tamamladı. Daha sonra İstanbul Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi'nde ve İstanbul Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü'nde öğrenim gördü. 1980'li yıllardan bu yana, imani, bilimsel ve siyasi konularda pek çok eser hazırladı. Bunların yanı sıra, yazarın evrimcilerin sahtekarlıklarını, iddialarının geçersizliğini ve Darwinizm'in kanlı ideolojilerle olan karanlık bağlantılarını ortaya koyan çok önemli eserleri bulunmaktadır. Harun Yahya'nın eserleri yaklaşık 30.000 resmin yer aldığı toplam 45.000 sayfalık bir külliyattır ve bu külliyat 60 farklı dile çevrilmiştir.

Atlas Of Creation - Volume 4-





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The Cambrian Evidence That Darwin Failed To Comprehend


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Charles Darwin was forced to admit, “I remember well the time when the thought of the [structure of the] eye made me cold all over.” One of the main reasons why was that his theory was unable to account for the eyeball’s flawless structures and complexity. The illusory mechanisms of evolution could not have given rise to such a complex organ. To prove that the eye could have come into being through the imaginary phases of evolution, Darwin needed to reduce the eye’s components to very simple forms—but this he was unable to do.

Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536909

Category: Science

Page: 672

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One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.

Leben der Vorzeit

Grundlagen der Allgemeinen und Speziellen Paläontologie

Author: Wolfgang Oschmann

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825248933

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Die Paläontologie ist im Schnittfeld der Geowissenschaften und der Biologie angesiedelt und hat sich im Verlauf des 20. Jahrhunderts als eigenständige und moderne Wissenschaft etabliert. Während die Allgemeine Paläontologie die Themenbereiche Fossilentstehung, Taxonomie, Evolution, Stratigraphie, Ökologie, Paläobiogeographie sowie Form und Funktion von Lebewesen thematisiert, stehen bei der Speziellen Paläontologie das Studium und die Beschreibung der einzelnen Fossilgruppen im Vordergrund. «Leben der Vorzeit» fasst die Paläontologie in ihrer gesamten fachlichen Breite zusammen und ist als Einführungswerk für Studierende der Geowissenschaften und der Biologie, aber auch für interessierte Laien konzipiert.

Musings and Meditations

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575106751

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Presenting acclaimed essays from one of contemporary science fiction's most imaginative wordsmiths, this collection shows that Robert Silverberg's nonfiction is as witty and original as his fiction and full of acute observations and matter-of-fact insights. Whether he is discussing science fiction, history, cultural effects, science, or writing, Silverberg is always exploring new territories. As in his fiction, no cultural icon escapes his scrutiny, including fellow writers such as Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, H. P. Lovecraft, and Isaac Asimov. Delightfully wicked commentaries on the concepts of thoughtcrimes, space exploration, the ancient Antikythera Computer, and the universal translator in science fiction fill these essays, many of which were originally published as columns in Asimov Science Fiction magazine.

The Idea of North

Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.


eine Biographie ; die ersten vier Milliarden Jahre

Author: Richard A. Fortey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423330800


Page: 442

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Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Vanished Ocean

Author: Dorrik Stow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613568

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This is a book about an ocean that vanished six million years ago - the ocean of Tethys. Named after a Greek sea nymph, there is a sense of mystery about such a vast, ancient ocean, of which all that remains now are a few little pools, like the Caspian Sea. There were other great oceans in the history of the Earth - Iapetus, Panthalassa - but Tethys was the last of them, vanishing a mere moment (in geological terms) before Man came on the scene. Once Tethys stretched across the world. How do we know? And how could such a vast ocean vanish? The clues of its existence are scattered from Morocco to China. This book tells the story of the ocean, from its origins some 250 million years ago, to its disappearance. It also tells of its impact on life on Earth. The dinosaurs were just beginning to get going when Tethys formed, and they were long dead by the time it disappeared. Dorrik Stow describes the powerful forces that shaped the ocean; the marine life it once held and the rich deposits of oil that life left behind; the impact of its currents on environment and climate. It is rarely realized how very important oceans are to climate and environment, and therefore to life on Earth. The story of Tethys is also a story of extinctions, and floods, and extraordinary episodes such as the virtual drying up of the Mediterranean, before being filled again by a dramatic cascade of water over the straits of Gibralter. And in the telling of that story, we also learn how geologists put together the clues in rocks and fossils to discover Tethys and its history.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095487

Category: Science

Page: 672

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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

European Geologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

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Der bewegte Planet

Eine geologische Reise um die Erde

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827431141

Category: Science

Page: 427

View: 4446

Die Oberfläche der Erde hat eine bewegte Geschichte hinter sich. So stabil uns manche großräumigen Landschaftsstrukturen wie Gebirgszüge, Tiefebenen und Ozeane auch erscheinen mögen, so sehr hat sich das Antlitz der Erde doch im Laufe von Milliarden von Jahren immer wieder verändert. Und überall trifft man auf die Spuren dieser unruhigen Vergangenheit. Richard Fortey ist ihr Chronist, und indem er uns an geologisch besonders interessante Stätten führt und deren Eigenheiten erläutert, lehrt er uns, das Wesen der Erde besser zu verstehen. Er zeigt, dass nicht nur die Gestalt der Erdoberfläche, sondern auch die menschliche Kultur, die Naturgeschichte, ja sogar die Form unserer Städte auf tieferen geologischen Prozessen beruhen. Die Reise beginnt an den Hängen des Vesuvs, wo Fortey die Geschichte dieser von Vulkanausbrüchen gekennzeichneten Landschaft durch die Augen der Italiener des 15. Jahrhunderts, der Römer und - auf der Basis einzigartiger geologischer Befunde - der Menschen der Jungsteinzeit erzählt. Und mit jeder neuen Geschichte, die er erzählt, treten Verbindungen von der jüngeren Vergangenheit zu längst vergessenen Zeiten zutage - bis tief hinab zu fernen geologischen Epochen, wenn er Plattenverschiebungen und die Bildung von alten Kontinenten und Meeren beschreibt. Nichts in diesem Buch scheint still zu stehen. Die Erdoberfläche weitet sich und zieht sich wieder zusammen, Berge und Seen entstehen und vergehen, Kontinente driften umher und kollidieren. Unter Forteys kundiger Führung erklimmen wir die Alpen, baden in den heißen Quellen Islands und tauchen hinab zum Meeresgrund. Wir erkunden die kahlen Felsen von Neufundland, klettern in böhmische Silberminen hinab, spazieren durch die üppigen Ökosysteme von Hawaii, durchqueren die Salzebenen von Oman und schlendern am Andreas-Graben entlang. Forteys Beschreibungen der Schönheiten der Natur sind dabei so unvergesslich wie die besten Reiseberichte, seine Prosa ist so packend wie die eines Romanciers, und seine kristallklaren wissenschaftlichen Erklärungen sind faszinierend und oft überraschend. Dieses wahrhaft tiefschürfende Buch wird Ihren Blick auf die Welt verändern - für immer.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

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a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375702617

Category: Science

Page: 400

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The senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum presents a thought-provoking, engaging account of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the advent of humankind, based entirely on the evidence of fossils, stones, and other natural artifacts. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.