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Scholastic Discover More: Dinosaurs

By: Arlon, Penelope

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 2012

Seller ID: 2284564

ISBN: 0545365724

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2012 Soft Cover. Within the last five years, more has been discovered about dinosaurs than ever before. By commissioning brand new digital images and talking to 'in the field' paleontologists, DINOSAURS is not only up-to-date, but stunning to look at. The book is ordered chronologically and gives the best, current information about which dinosaurs lived when, and what each was like. Details of the fossil record encourages budding paleontologists to think about why we know what we know, and make discoveries for themselves. The book ends with an interview with a dinosaur exp... View more info

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Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Sky Watching

By: Bauer, Brian S.; Dearborn, David S. P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2294844

ISBN: 0292708378

Condition: Very Good


Spine very faintly toned, front wrapper corners very lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. xv, 220 pp. This joint project of an astrophysicist (Dearborn) and an archeologist (Bauer) was written for the use of astronomers, archeologists, and historians. Includes sufficient background information for readers with little or no knowledge of the Andes. Text sheds new light on relationship between Inca cosmology and social structure--Handbook of Latin American Studies. View more info

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Archaeology of the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr., Palmyra, New York (Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Papers No. 8)

By: Berge, Dale L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brigham Young University: 2003

Seller ID: 2266905

ISBN: 0874808022

Condition: Near Fine


2003 Large Softcover. viii, [2], 85, [1] pp. A scholarly study of the archaeology of Joseph Smith's boyhood home, designed to establish an idea of the socioeconomic conditions in which he was raised. View more info

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Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia

By: Brusatte, Steve

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 2013

Seller ID: 2284565

ISBN: 0062232789

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2013 Hard Cover. The Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia is filled with facts about the dinosaurs from the movie as well as facts about the world the dinosaurs inhabited and theories about their rise and fall. With full-color images from the film and photos of paleontologists at work, this encyclopedia is a must-have item for Walking with Dinosaurs fans. View more info

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Environment and Archeology: An Introduction to Pleistocene Geography

By: Butzer, Karl W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aldine: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2157930

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Jacket rubbed.Very Good. 1964 Hard Cover. A survey of the Pleistocene era with a focus on the relationship between man and land. View more info

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Dinosaurs: An Illustrated History

By: Colbert, Edwin H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hammond Incorporated: 1983

Seller ID: 2196984

Condition: Very Good


1983 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. A complete and illustrated history of dinosaurs. Includes 200 illustrations, 60 in full color, including patintings and reconstructions by experts who have studied biology, anatomy, and paleontology; 50 drawings done especially for this books; maps giving locations of dinosaur discoveries; little known historical facts; a guide to museums all over the world that have dinosaur exhibits. View more info

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Cenozoic Reef Biofacies: Tertiary Larger Foraminifera and Scleractinian Corals from Chiapas, Mexico

By: Frost, Stanley H.; Langenheim, Ralph L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press, De Kalb: 1974

Seller ID: 1889467

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original clear jacket and publisher's slipcase. Slipcase edges faded. 1974 Large Hardcover. xi, 388 pp. A well-illustrated fossil study of coral reefs in Mexico, with an extensive bibliography and index. View more info

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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277425

ISBN: 0517703939

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small ink mark to front endpaper. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Award-winning, bestselling author, evolutionary biologist, and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould takes the art of the essay to an unprecedented height of excellence in this vibrant new collection of writings on science and natural history. From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution. View more info

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Ardipithecus Kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia (The Middle Awash Series, Volume 2)

By: Haile-Selassie, Yohannes; WoldeGabriel, Giday

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2040916

ISBN: 0520254406

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. xxii, 641 pp. The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains the definitive description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid Ardipithecus kadabba. This research by an international team describes Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages recovered from sediments firmly dated to between 5.2 and 5.8 million years ago. Compared to other assemblages of similar age, the Middle Awash record is unparalleled in taxonomic diversity, composed ... View more info

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Dinosaur: Giant Activity Book

By: Hewat, Katie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hinkler: 2012

Seller ID: 2284566

ISBN: 1743088485

Condition: Near Fine


CD included. An exceptional copy. 2012 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. The Dinosaur Giant Activity Book has all sorts of amazing dinosaur fun for kids! Uncover the world as it was at the time of the dinosaurs with the dinosaur atlas and picture glossary. Make a clay animation dinosaur movie, discover freaky facts about dinosaurs and the prehistoric era and learn how to make your own dinosaur origami. The book includes origami paper and a CD with clay animation software. View more info

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Extinct Monsters. A Popular Account of Some of the Larger Forms of Ancient Animal Life

By: Hutchinson, H. N.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.: 1896

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2294679

Condition: Fair


Fourth edition. Binding repaired, one inch chip from spine head, boards and spine rubbed, owner's plate covers front paste-down endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. xxii, 270 pp. Marbled endpapers and marbled page ridges. Illustrations by J. Smit. CONTENTS: Preface by Dr. Henry Woodward; Author's Preface; Preface to Second Edition; Introduction; How Extinct Monsters are Preserved; Sea-Scorpions; The Great Fish-Lizards; The Great Sea-Lizards and Their Allies; The Dragons of Old Time--Dinosaurs; Flying Dragons; Sea-Serpents; Some American Monsters; Some Indian Monsters; Giant Sloths and Armadillos; The Ma... View more info

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Before the Dawn of History

By: Knight, Charles R.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269077

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled, hinges repaired, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1935 Large Hardcover. xiii, [1], 119, [1] pp. Oblong - 9 1/2 x 12 1/4. A study of prehistoric fossils and their relation to prehistoric, neanderthal, and cro-magnon man, with numerous duo-tone illustrations by the author depicting dinosaurs and other early forms of life. View more info

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Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)

By: Lambert, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: DK / Dorling Kindersley: 2010

Seller ID: 2284567

ISBN: 0756696925

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2010 Hard Cover. Be an eyewitness to the prehistoric beasts that once ruled the earth and find out how ancient fossils and footprints can reveal their awesome world. From their evolution to their extinction, see what dinosaur skin was like, find out how a fossil can show if a dinosaur was a carnivore or herbivore, study claws and tails and how they were used and more in this latest edition of an Eyewitness favorite. View more info

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Trilobites

By: Levi-Setti, Riccardo

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2266890

ISBN: 0226474518

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Very good in good jacket. Embossed owner stamp on title page, stain along base and top edge of jacket. 1993 Hard Cover. x, 342 pp. Long before dinosaurs roamed the earth, there were trilobites--one of the most striking animals to populate prehistoric seas and whose fossils are favorites among collectors today. From the giant trilobites of Newfoundland to fascinating new specimens from Morocco, Levi-Setti's magnificent book brings these butterflies of the sea to life for everyone curious about our remote past. This second edition features coverage of a greater variety of trilobi... View more info

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Mammoths

By: Lister, Adrian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1994

Seller ID: 2206330

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1994 Large Hardcover. The colorful tale of the long-extinct mammoth is an international one, involving archaeological and geological excavation and the exploratory research of biologists, anthropologists, and art historians. Now, for the first time, their findings are collected in one volume. View more info

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The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times

By: Mayor, Adrienne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Overlook: 2000

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2293138

ISBN: 0691058636

Condition: Fine


6th printing. An exceptional copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 361, [3] pp. 8vo. Griffins, Centaurs, Cyclopes, 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? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters.... View more info

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Fossil Legends of the First Americans

By: Mayor, Adrienne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293139

ISBN: 0691113459

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxix, [1], 446, [2] pp. 8vo. The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and how did they explain the teeth and claws of gargantuan animals no one had seen alive? Did they speculate about their deat... View more info

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Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)

By: Norman, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1989

Seller ID: 2278992

ISBN: 0394822536

Condition: Good


Light foxing to front and rear endpapers. 1989 Hard Cover. From cover to cover, this openly invites the reader to discover the delights of dinosaurs. The visual appeal is impressive. The text is informative. Fossilization, skeleton reconstruction, and a superb time scale round out a stunning and compelling book. View more info

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Dinosaurs: Uncover the Prehistoric World!

By: Parragon Books

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Parragon Books: 2013

Seller ID: 2284563

ISBN: 1472323645

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2013 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Dinosaur encyclopedia with hundreds of amazing dino facts, figures, and diagrams that really bring the prehistoric world to life! Exciting and in-depth content, dynamic images and diagrams, accessible information-all checked and verified by experts. Chapters include: Attack and Defense, Armor and Crests, and The Mystery of Extinction. View more info

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American Monster: How the Nation's First Prehistoric Creature Became a Symbol of National Identity

By: Semonin, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2293140

ISBN: 0814781209

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 483, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes 59 illustrations throughout text. In 1801, the first complete mastodon skeleton was excavated in the Hudson River Valley, marking the climax of a century-long debate in America and Europe over the identity of a mysterious creature known as the American Incognitum. Long before the dinosaurs were discovered and the notion of geological time acquired currency, many citizens of the new republic believed this mythical beast to be a ferocious carnivore, capable of crushing deer a... View more info

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Index Fossils of North America

By: Shimer, Hervey Woodburn; Shrock, Robert Rakes

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The M.I.T. Press: 1972

Seller ID: 2292238

ISBN: 026219001X

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Stain on front board and on spine, a few smudges to boards, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1972 Large Hardcover. ix, 837 pp. A revision of Grabau and Shimer's North American Index Fossils, published in 1915. Approximately 7,500 species are described and figured. Contains over 9,400 illustrations on 303 full page plates. Selected bibliographies for all of the larger divisions are given. Considers geographic as well as geologic distribution. View more info

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The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

By: Tudge, Colin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2009

Seller ID: 2208140

ISBN: 0316070084

Condition: Fine


A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. x, 262 pp. For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world’s leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime — a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years. A secret until now, the fossil ... View more info

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Bog Bodies: New Discoveries and New Perspectives

By: Turner, R.C.; Scaife, R.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: British Museum Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2266893

ISBN: 0714123056

Condition: Very Good


Spray paint on bottom corner, jacket spine faded. 1995 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Bog Bodies presents the results of the research carried out into this extraordinary phenomenon since the publication of the monograph Lindow Man in 1986. Over the last few years some key questions have been answered and new avenues of research opened up. Twenty-seven contributors from four countries bring a wide range of scientific and historical expertise to this survey. Apart from the finds from Lindow Moss, numerous bog bodies have been rediscovered or re-examined in Ireland and the Netherlands, all of which hav... View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and history. These new sciences took the Victorians by storm, inundating them with fossils, skeletal remains, and potsherds—ar... View more info