Eyewitness to Evolution
Author: Richard Fortey
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.
Eyewitness to Evolution
Author: Richard A. Fortey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Arthropodia, Fossil
This is is a trilobito-centric view of the world, unravelling the history of the crustacean-like animals which dominated the seas for three hundred million years. These arthropods witnessed continents move, mountain chains elevated and eroded; they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, evolving and adapting to their environment. They watched through their crystal eyes whilst life evolved. Their own evolution calibrated geological time itself.
Author: HARUN YAHYA-ADNAN OKTAR TURKISH
Publisher: A9 GROUP
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.
Author: HARUN YAHYA-ADNAN OKTAR ENGLISH
Publisher: HARUN YAHYA-ADNAN OKTAR
HARUN YAHYA BOOK'S
Author: HARUN YAHYA - ADNAN OKTAR ENGLİSH
Publisher: A9 GROUP
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.
An Introduction to Paleobiology
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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.
Grundlagen der Allgemeinen und Speziellen Paläontologie
Author: Wolfgang Oschmann
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.
Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: Peter Davidson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Donald Prothero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.
Author: Dorrik Stow
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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.
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
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.
Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
eine Biographie ; die ersten vier Milliarden Jahre
Author: Richard A. Fortey
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth
Author: Richard Fortey
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.
A Novel of Love, Faith and the Origins of the Universe
Author: Richard Porter
Publisher: Ambassador-Emerald International
"Journey to Eden is an immediate page-turner with a compelling narrative and imaginative story line. Romance-filled drama, electric in pace, authentic in backgroung, it contains a new hypothesis which if correct will completely change our thinking about time . . . ."Jonathan Aitken, former British Cabinet Minister
Newsletter and Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London
Author: Linnean Society of London