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By Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American… Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
By Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
By Adrian J Desmond. 1976
Science historian draws on recent, revolutionary discoveries to present a new picture of dinosaurs and their world. Takes exception to… the long-held myth that these beasts were sluggish, small brained, giant lizards. 1976.
By Wayne Grady. 1993
In 1985, a party of Canadian and Chinese scientists embarked on a five-year treasure hunt in China's Gobi Desert, the… badlands of Alberta and Canada's Arctic. They hoped to answer questions about dinosaur behaviour, migration, and evolution. 1993.
By Wayne Grady. 2000
Wayne Grady, the science editor of Equinox, and Phil Currie, a Canadian palaeontologist, travel to Patagonia, China, and the Alberta… Badlands. Living in tents, experiencing rain, mud, windstorms, disagreements, and the ultimate glimpse of bone, they try to find conclusive evidence in an ongoing debate: did dinosaurs go extinct, or evolve into birds of the modern world? 2000.
By John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations… under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
By Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
By Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. 1973
By Harry L Shapiro. 1974
By Yves Coppens. 1999
L'auteur, spécialiste de la paléontologie, a rassemblé ici sa conception de l'histoire de l'homme, une science neuve qui n'en finit… plus de réviser ses éphémères certitudes. Une esquisse d'autobiographie, un portrait de la fameuse Lucy, certes pas la plus vieille femme du monde, mais "le squellette le moins incomplet de la préhistoire."
By Eric Buffetaut. 2003
When Cremo's book "Forbidden Archaeology" was published in 1993, the scientific world was shocked by its extensive evidence for extreme… human antiquity - pushing the origin of the human race back tens of millions of years. "Forbidden Archeology's Impact" documents the explosive reactions to his controversial book. 1998.
By Charles R Pellegrino. 2004
Weaving together accounts of ancient authorities with research by forensic archaeologists, Pellegrino captures the final hours of Pompeii and Herculaneum.… In the flash-fossilized remains of victims, he sees reminders of the abiding human hope to understand a brutal universe. Those hopes live both in the science Pellegrino uses to interpret historic volcanic explosions as the distant consequence of the Big Bang, and in the startling connections he makes between the two cities buried by Vesuvius in 79 CE and the Twin Towers destroyed by terrorists in 2001. 2004.
By E. C Krupp. 1983
By Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
By John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
By Willard Bascom. 1976
By Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
By Elaine Dewar. 2001
With Native American activists, white supremacists, DNA experts, and anthropologists all vying for control of ancient remains, Dewar explores the… ambiguous terrain left behind when a long-standing paradigm is swept away by new discoveries. Presents stories that rarely find their way into scientific journals or newspapers - stories of mysterious deaths, of the bones of evil shamans, and the shadows that fall on the lives of scientists who've pulled them from the ground. 2001.