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evolution: what the fossils say and why it matters by donald r. prothero

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  • Evolution

    What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

    Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable ... Read more

    $33.29 USD

  • Evolution

    What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

    Donald R. Prothero’s Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book’s widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock dating, neo ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • Evolution

    What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

    Donald R. Prothero’s Evolution is an entertaining and rigorous history of the transitional forms and series found in the fossil record. Its engaging narrative of scientific discovery and well-grounded analysis has led to the book’s widespread adoption in courses that teach the nature and value of fossil evidence for evolution. Evolution tackles systematics and cladistics, rock dating, neo ... Read more

    $31.49 USD

  • The Story of Life in 25 Fossils

    Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

    Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet.The twenty ... Read more

    $25.69 USD

  • Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Steven E. Koonin: Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters by Steven E. Koonin: Conversation StartersClimate is a topic everyone in the world should participate in, regardless of nationality, race, and disposition. In Unsettled: What the Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, physicist Steven E. Koonin introduces readers to the truths about the science ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Representational Style in Congress

    What Legislators Say and Why It Matters

    This book demonstrates the consequences of legislators' strategic communication for representation in American politics. Representational Style in Congress shows how legislators present their work to cultivate constituent support. Using a massive new data set of texts from legislators and new statistical techniques to analyze the texts, this book provides comprehensive measures of what legislators ... Read more

    $86.09 USD

  • The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries

    Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them

    Today, any kid can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. But it took centuries of scientific effort—and a lot of luck—to discover and establish the diversity of dinosaur species we now know. How did we learn that Triceratops had three horns? Why don’t many paleontologists consider Brontosaurus a valid species? What convinced scientists that modern birds are relatives of ancient Velociraptor ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Fantastic Fossils

    A Guide to Finding and Identifying Prehistoric Life

    Nothing fills us with a sense of wonder like fossils. What looks at first like a simple rock is in fact a clue that reveals the staggering diversity of ancient environments, the winding pathways of evolution, and the majesty of a vanished earth. But as much as one might daydream of digging a hole in the backyard and finding a Tyrannosaurus, only a few places contain these buried treasures, and ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Bringing Fossils to Life

    An Introduction to Paleobiology

    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 ... Read more

    $98.99 USD

  • The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries

    The Evidence and the People Who Found It

    The theory of evolution unites the past, present, and future of living things. It puts humanity’s place in the universe into necessary perspective. Despite a history of controversy, the evidence for evolution continues to accumulate as a result of many separate strands of amazing scientific sleuthing.In The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero explores the most fascinating ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries

    The Evidence and the People Who Found It

    Narrated by Tom Parks ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 44 min

    The theory of evolution unites the past, present, and future of living things. It puts humanity's place in the universe into necessary perspective. Despite a history of controversy, the evidence for evolution continues to accumulate as a result of many separate strands of incredible scientific sleuthing. In The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero explores the most fascinating ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

    Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet

    Donald R. Prothero's science books combine leading research with first-person narratives of discovery, injecting warmth and familiarity into a profession that has much to offer nonspecialists. Bringing his trademark style and wit to an increasingly relevant subject of concern, Prothero links the climate changes that have occurred over the past 200 million years to their effects on plants and ... Read more

    $33.29 USD