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The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times

By: Adrienne Mayor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Princeton University Press: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 04853

ISBN: 0691150133

Condition: Very Good


Griffins, Cyclopes, Monster, 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 more than merely fictions? This is the arresting and original thesis that the author explores in ' The First Fossil Hunters '. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info

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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives

By: Antón, Mauricio; Alan Turner

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, Columbia University Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Printing

Sellers ID: 03589

ISBN: 0231102283

Condition: Very Good


This extensively illustrated book is an exposition of the origins, diversification, and adaptations of the larger- bodied members, extant and extinct of the cat family. The text also allows readers to understand the big cats' place in nature, occurrence and preservation in the fossil record. There is edge wear to the hardboards edges, top and base, and the D/W also has edge ware to its edges with some small tears to the base and wear to the corners, it is also starting to delaminate. The D/W has also been stuck to the end papers by sticky tape. Otherwise it is still a good , clean and tight c... View more info

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Too Big to Walk: The New Science of Dinosaurs

By: Brian J.Ford

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04982

ISBN: 0008218900

Condition: Near Fine


This book gives a radical new view of how Dinosaurs developed and the way they lived their lives. It changes nearly everything you thought you knew about Dinosaurs. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World

By: Brusatte, Steve

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04994

ISBN: 1509830065

Condition: Very Good


The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs', is a hugely ambitious and engrossing story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Brusatte traces these magnificent creatures from the Triassic period, through the Jurassic period and their final catastrophic days in the Cretaceous and the legacy they left behind. There is very light shelf wear. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

Dinosaur in a Haystack

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 05026

ISBN: 0224044729

Condition: Very Good


In his latest musings on life, Gould reveals the uncanny interconnections among distinctly human creations - museums-literature, etc, encompassing a delightfully wide range of topics, from giant fossils, fads, and fungus to baseball, beeswax and blaaublocks, from a humanistic look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Erasmus Darwin's poetry to the fallacies of eugenics and creationism. There is discolouration to the text block which is also lightly speckled. There is a crease across the top corner of the front cover. View more info

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Why Dinosaurs Matter

By: Lacovara, Kenneth

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster UK: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04909

ISBN: 1471164438

Condition: Very Good


World-renowned palaeontologist Dr Kenneth Lacovara reveals how understanding dinosaurs can help us better understand our own place on Earth - and our future. There is not a D/w with this copy. A good tight copy. View more info

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Vertebrate Palaeontology

By: Michael Benton

Price: £50.00

Publisher: UK, Chapman & Hall Ltd: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04843

ISBN: 0412738007

Condition: Very Good


This book is designed for palaeontology courses given by biology and geology departments. It is also aimed at the enthusiast who wants to experience the real flavour of how leading palaeontologists design their research programmes and carry out multidisciplinary studies of ancient vertebrates. There is a little sun fading to the boards and there are two labels on the rear board. A good tight copy. View more info

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Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth

By: Stephen Hurrell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, One off Publishing: 2011

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04834

ISBN: 0952260379

Condition: Very Good


When this book was first published it proposed a startling idea to explain the long-standing puzzle of the dinosaurs' gigantic size. Stephen Hurrell presented scientific evidence that dinosaurs lived in reduced gravity and this allowed them to grow to gigantic proportions. This edition analyses the evidence. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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In Search of the Neanderthals: Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins

By: Stringer, Christopher;Gamble, Clive

Price: £15.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01703

ISBN: 0500050708

Condition: Very Good


Ever since the discovery of the bones of a pre- modern human in the Neander Valley, Germany, in 1856, the Neanderthals have provoked controversy. Who were these folk? How were they related to modern people? What caused their disappearance 35,000 years ago? The author sets out his view in this volume with archaeologist Clive Gamble. View more info

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Fossils and Evolution

By: Tom Kemp

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04484

ISBN: 0198504241

Condition: Very Good


This book is an account of the ideas, methodology and scope of contemporary palaeobiology. It addresses the central issue arising from the assumption that while evolutionary theory is necessary for the interpretation of the fossil record, fossils themselves can contribute to evolutionary theory. There is light wear to the soft covers extremities. View more info

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The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

By: Tudge, Colin

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03112

ISBN: 1408702142

Condition: Very Good


Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museum's is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by an astonishing forty-four million years. There is a light lean to the spine. View more info