The Jehol Fossils

The Jehol Fossils
Author: Pei-ji Chen,Yuan Wang,Yuan-qing Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-09-02
ISBN 10: 0080557880
ISBN 13: 9780080557885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jehol Fossils Book Review:

No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has shown the world some of the most astonishing fossil finds including the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the first beaked bird, the first plants with flowers and fruits, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new light on a number of interesting theoretical issues in evolutionary biology today, such as the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota in terms of its history of study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular organismal group of the Biota written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, which include 200 photographs that show the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colored life restorations, elegantly done by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators, give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general. * Authoritative introduction to an exciting, classic Mesozoic site home to many of the world's most important and best preserved fossils * Clear informative text accessible to the professional and lay reader alike * Over 200 high quality photographs of a wide range of extraordinary fossils * Beautiful colour paintings depicting reconstructed animals and plants in lifelike landscapes * Lavish, large format, high quality production

Birds of Stone

Birds of Stone
Author: Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 1421420244
ISBN 13: 9781421420240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds of Stone Book Review:

When fossils of birds from China’s Jehol region first appeared in scientific circles, the world took notice. These Mesozoic masterpieces are between 120 and 131 million years old and reveal incredible details that capture the diversity of ancient bird life. Paleontologists all over the world began to collaborate with Chinese colleagues as new and wondrous fossil-related discoveries became regular events. The pages of National Geographic and major scientific journals described the intricate views of feathers as well as food still visible in the guts of these ancient birds. Now, for the first time, a sweeping collection of the most interesting of Jehol’s avian fossils is on display in this beautiful book. Birds of Stone makes visible the unexpected avian diversity that blanketed the earth just a short time (geologically speaking) after a dinosaur lineage gave rise to the first birds. Our visual journey through these fossils is guided by Luis M. Chiappe, a world expert on early birds, and Meng Qingjin, a leading figure in China's natural history museum community. Together, they help us understand the "meaning" of each fossil by providing straightforward narratives that accompany the full-page photographs of the Jehol discoveries. Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

The Jehol Biota

The Jehol Biota
Author: Miman Zhang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9787532373185
ISBN 13: 7532373185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jehol Biota Book Review:

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems Second Edition

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems  Second Edition
Author: Paul Selden,John Nudds
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1840766239
ISBN 13: 9781840766233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems Second Edition Book Review:

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all of the main Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of exceptional fossil preservation) from around the world in a chronological order. It covers the history of research, stratigraphy and taphonomy, main faunal and floral elements, and the palaeoecology of each site and gives a comparison with coeval sites around the world. It includes all of the well-known fossil sites, such as the Burgess Shale, the Solnhofen Limestone, Mazon Creek, Rancho La Brea etc., and includes an appendix giving information on how to visit the sites and where to see the fossils in museum displays. Available now in its second edition, Lagerstätten included for the first time include Chengjiang, the Herefordshire Nodules and the Jehol Group. A welcome addition to the list of important localities of Cenozoic age is the White River Group, which preserves the finest examples of mammals around the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, including many now-extinct groups. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with over 450 colour photographs and diagrams, and it is extensively referenced. Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems is essential reading to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences, and to amateur enthusiasts.

Avian Evolution

Avian Evolution
Author: Gerald Mayr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1119020735
ISBN 13: 9781119020738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avian Evolution Book Review:

Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.

A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs

A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs
Author: Matthew P. Martyniuk
Publsiher: Pan Aves
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0988596504
ISBN 13: 9780988596504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs Book Review:

A comprehensive illustrated guide to the birds of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and their dinosaurian forebears. Each species is illustrated in multiple views with size and distinguishing features highlighted. Includes introduction summarizing current research into bird origins and evolution, and what we know (and don't know) about the life appearance and habits of the first birds.

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine
Author: Ashley William Poust
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:930304290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine Book Review:

Fossils from the Jehol Group (Early Cretaceous, Liaoning Province, China) have greatly contributed to our understanding of the morphology and diversity of Paraves, the group of dinosaurs including sickle-clawed dromaeosaurs, large-brained troodontids, and avialians, the ancestors of modern birds. However, many taxa are represented by only a few specimens of unclear ontogenetic age. Without a thorough understanding of ontogeny, the evolutionary relationships and significance of character states may be obscured within paravian dinosaurs. A complete specimen of a new taxon of microraptorine dromaeosaur, Wulong bohaiensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Jiufotang Formation (upper Jehol Group) exhibits clearly juvenile morphology. The dinosaur is small and preserved in articulation on a single slab. It has microraptorine features such as a subarctometatarsalian foot, a short first manual digit, and a prominent tubercle on the pubis. Phylogenetic analysis substantiates this assignment. It also possesses more than 29 tail vertebrae, inclined pneumatic foramina on its dorsal vertebrae, and an unusually large coracoid fenestra, which with other features argue that it is a new taxon. This individual shows many osteological markers of immaturity identified in other archosaurs. Skull elements, all visible neurocentral sutures, pubes, and proximal tarsals remain unfused. Grainy surface texture of the cortical bone and poor ossification of long bone articular surfaces further supports an immature status. Histologic samples of the tibia, fibula, and humerus of this individual (the first microraptorine theropod to be sampled) confirm that it was around a single year in age and still growing at death, but that the growth had slowed. This slow down in growth is interesting in light of the presence of pennaceous feathers extending from the fore- and hind-limbs and, notably, two long plumes extending more than 12 cm from the tip of the caudal series. This indicates that presence of a variety of feather types, including filamentous feathers, pennaceous primaries, and long rectrices, likely used for ornamentation, preceded skeletal maturity and full adult size.

Aspects of Nonmarine Cretaceous Geology

Aspects of Nonmarine Cretaceous Geology
Author: Niall J. Mateer,Pei-ji Chen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004023300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aspects of Nonmarine Cretaceous Geology Book Review:

Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution

Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution
Author: Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Symposium
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026626890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution Book Review:

本书收录了2000年4 月1 日在北京召开的古生物学进化研讨会的全部内容。

Terrestrial Conservation Lagerstatten

Terrestrial Conservation Lagerstatten
Author: Nicholas Fraser,Hans-Dieter Sues
Publsiher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781780460147
ISBN 13: 1780460147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrestrial Conservation Lagerstatten Book Review:

Evolutionary biologists have long been concerned by the incompleteness of the fossil record. Although our knowledge of the diversity of life in 'deep time' has improved, many lineages of extant animals and plants still have only sparse fossil documentation. Even groups with 'hard parts' that render them suitable for fossilization often only have a limited record. Thus, although the fossil record is viewed as critical to the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of life, many biologists question its utility. Fortunately, discoveries of occurrences of exceptionally preserved fossils, known as conservation Lagerstatten (Konservat-Lagerstatten), shed much light on the past diversity of life. This book reviews selected conservation Lagerstatten for terrestrial animals and plants throughout the Phanerozoic worldwide, and includes sites in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The included essays demonstrate the enormous progress made in recent years, both in documenting the biodiversity of such extraordinary fossil deposits and also in elucidating the geological conditions for and biogeochemical processes behind the formation of conservation Lagerstatten. The book's contributions have been written by eminent paleontologists who have enlisted additional expertise to make each chapter as comprehensive as possible. The volume is edited by Nicholas C. Fraser of the National Museum of Scotland and Hans-Dieter Sues of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. [Subject: Paleontology]

Feathered Dinosaurs

Feathered Dinosaurs
Author: John A. Long,Peter Schouten
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0195372662
ISBN 13: 9780195372663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feathered Dinosaurs Book Review:

A stunning visual record of feathered dinosaurs illuminates the evolutionary march from these extraordinary prehistoric creatures through to the first true flying birds and includes an engaging companion text that places these feathered dinosaurs within the larger family of dinosaurs.

Avian Evolution

Avian Evolution
Author: Gerald Mayr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 1119020727
ISBN 13: 9781119020721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avian Evolution Book Review:

Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems
Author: Pascal Godefroit
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 0253005701
ISBN 13: 9780253005700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Book Review:

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology
Author: J. Michael Parrish,Ralph E. Molnar,Philip J. Currie,Eva B. Koppelhus
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-07-05
ISBN 10: 0253009472
ISBN 13: 9780253009470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology Book Review:

The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status of Nanotyrannus; theropod teeth, pedal proportions, brain size, and craniocervical function; soft tissue reconstruction, including that of "Jane"; paleopathology and tyrannosaurid claws; dating the "Jane" site; and tyrannosaur feeding and hunting strategies. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology highlights the far ranging and vital state of current tyrannosaurid dinosaur research and discovery.

Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs

Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs
Author: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska,Richard L. Cifelli,Zhe-Xi Luo
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2005-02-05
ISBN 10: 0231119186
ISBN 13: 9780231119184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs Book Review:

Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II. Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

Amniote Paleobiology

Amniote Paleobiology
Author: Matthew T. Carrano,Timothy J. Gaudin,Richard W. Blob,John R. Wible
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2006-08
ISBN 10: 0226094782
ISBN 13: 9780226094786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amniote Paleobiology Book Review:

Living amniotes—including all mammals, birds, crocodilians, snakes, and turtles—comprise an extraordinarily varied array of more than 21,000 species. Found in every major habitat on earth, they possess a truly remarkable range of morphological, ecological, and behavioral adaptations. The fossil record of amniotes extends back three hundred million years and reveals much about modern biological diversity of form and function. A collaborative effort of twenty-four researchers, Amniote Paleobiology presents thirteen new and important scientific perspectives on the evolution and biology of this familiar group. It includes new discoveries of dinosaurs and primitive relatives of mammals; studies of mammalian chewing and locomotion; and examinations of the evolutionary process in plesiosaurs, mammals, and dinosaurs. Emphasizing the rich variety of analytical techniques available to vertebrate paleontologists—from traditional description to multivariate morphometrics and complex three-dimensional kinematics—Amniote Paleobiology seeks to understand how species are related to each other and what these relationships reveal about changes in anatomy and function over time. A timely synthesis of modern contributions to the field of evolutionary studies, Amniote Paleobiology furthers our understanding of this diverse group.

The Lost World of Fossil Lake

The Lost World of Fossil Lake
Author: Lance Grande
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN 10: 0226922960
ISBN 13: 9780226922966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost World of Fossil Lake Book Review:

The landscape of southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil is beautiful but harsh; a dry, high mountain desert with cool nights and long, cold winters inhabited by a sparse mountain desert community. But during the early Eocene, more than fifty million years ago, it was a subtropical lake, surrounded by volcanoes and forests and teeming with life. Buried within the sun-baked limestone is spectacular evidence of the lush vegetation and plentiful fauna of the ancient past, a transitional ecosystem giving us clues to how North America recovered from a great extinction event that wiped out dinosaurs and the majority of all species on the planet. Paleontologists have been conducting excavations at Fossil Butte for more than 150 years, and with The Lost World of Fossil Lake, one of the world’s leading experts on the fossils from this spectacular locality takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of the discovery and exploration of the site. Deftly mixing incredible color photographs of the remarkable fossils uncovered at the site with an explanation of their evolutionary significance, Grande presents an unprecedented, comprehensive portrait of the site, its treasures, and what we’ve learned from them. Grande presents a broad range of fossilized organisms from Fossil Lake—from single-celled algae to palm trees to crocodiles—and together they make this long-extinct community come to life in all its diversity and splendor. A field guide and atlas round out the book, enabling readers to identify and classify the majority of the known fossils from the site. Lavishly produced in full color, The Lost World of Fossil Lake is a stunning reminder of the intellectual and physical beauty of scientific investigation—and a breathtaking window onto our planet’s long-lost past.

Exceptional Fossil Preservation

Exceptional Fossil Preservation
Author: David J. Bottjer,Walter Etter,Carol M. Tang,James W. Hagadorn,Director Visitor Interpretive Programs Carol Tang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780231102551
ISBN 13: 0231102550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exceptional Fossil Preservation Book Review:

This photographically rich volume provides a synthetic overview of a wide sample of Lagerst�tten from marine environments reaching back in time to the Precambrian, more than 500 million years ago. These occurrences of exceptional fossil preservation are providing scientists with a new source of evidence to understand how life has evolved in the Earth's oceans.

Journal of the Faculty of Science Imperial University of Tokyo

Journal of the Faculty of Science  Imperial University of Tokyo
Author: Tōkyō Daigaku. Rigakubu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1955
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032398094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the Faculty of Science Imperial University of Tokyo Book Review:

Dinosaurs Birds and Pterosaurs of Korea

Dinosaurs  Birds  and Pterosaurs of Korea
Author: Jeong Yul Kim,Min Huh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 9811069980
ISBN 13: 9789811069987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaurs Birds and Pterosaurs of Korea Book Review:

This is the first academic book about the dinosaurs, birds and pterosaurs of Korea, one of the richest and most exciting regions on earth for the study of vertebrate ichnology. Many ichnogenera appear indigenous to Korea, and based on present evidence there is nowhere else in the world where such densities and diversity of vertebrate tracks have been reported. Many sites also reveal the highest density of bird and dinosaur track levels in the world. The book describes the significant advances in Cretaceous vertebrate ichnology and dinosaur research made in Korea over the past twenty years. Several dinosaur fossil sites have been excavated, and unique vertebrate fossils including dinosaurs and pterosaurs have been discovered. This landslide of discovery has resulted in a proliferation of papers on vertebrate tracks and remains from the Cretaceous of South Korea and the growing recognition that as a region it reveals multiple track-rich sequences of unique quality and scientific utility. Because of the outstanding ichnological resources in this region it has been dubbed the Korean Cretaceous Dinosaur Coast (KCDC), and many sites of national and international significance have been designated as national natural monuments of Korea. This book is written for geologists, paleontologists, ichnologists, geology and earth science students, and earth science teachers at high school, as well as the general reader interested in ancient life including the dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs of Korea. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a scientific understanding of Mesozoic life flourishing in the Korean Peninsula. To facilitate easy comprehension, the book contains many sketches, graphs, diagrams, photographs and tables and is supported by a comprehensive glossary.