The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

This is a comprehensive 2005 book is simply the best textbook on dinosaurs available.

Author: David E. Fastovsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521811724

Category: Science

Page: 485

View: 931

This is a comprehensive 2005 book is simply the best textbook on dinosaurs available.
Categories: Science

Extinction Evolution

Extinction Evolution

The fourth book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive post-apocalyptic series about one man's mission to save the world.

Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316558129

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 231

The fourth book in USA Today bestselling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive post-apocalyptic series about one man's mission to save the world. Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters. Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction. There's a storm on the horizon. . .
Categories: Fiction

Extinction and Evolution

Extinction and Evolution

What Fossils Reveal About the History of Life 'Extinction and Evolution' recounts the work and discoveries of Niles Eldredge, one of the world's most renowned palaeontologists, whose research overturned Charles Darwin's theory of evolution ...

Author: Niles Eldredge

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 1770853596

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 262

Eldredge's groundbreaking work is now accepted as the definitive statement of how life as we know it evolved on Earth. This book chronicles how Eldredge made his discoveries and traces the history of life through the lenses of paleontology, geology, ecology, anthropology, biology, genetics, zoology, mammalogy, herpetology, entomology and botany. While rigorously accurate, the text is accessible, engaging and free of jargon.
Categories: Nature

Extinction Evolution and the End of Man

Extinction  Evolution and the End of Man

How long do humans have left on Earth? Using cutting-edge science that revolutionises our understanding of evolution, Michael Boulter explains how we may be closer to our own extinction than we imagined. HOW LONG HAVE HUMANS LEFT ON EARTH?

Author: Michael Boulter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007404865

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 480

How long do humans have left on Earth? Using cutting-edge science that revolutionises our understanding of evolution, Michael Boulter explains how we may be closer to our own extinction than we imagined.
Categories: Science

Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises

Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises

This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods.

Author: Jean Guex

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319279176

Category: Science

Page: 77

View: 342

This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods. The text offers a non-strictly adaptative explanation of repetition of phyla after the major extinctions, utilizing a study of seven phylogenetically distinct groups. This opens a new experimental field in evolutionary biology with the possibility of reconstructing ancestral forms in lab by applying artificial stresses.
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Fossils

Fossils

One of the leading paleontologists of our time, examines what the fossilized remains of earth's ancient flora and fauna reveal about mass extinction and the origin of the species, and comes up with a revolutionary new theory that augments ...

Author: Niles Eldredge

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UCSD:31822028277440

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 488

One of the leading paleontologists of our time, examines what the fossilized remains of earth's ancient flora and fauna reveal about mass extinction and the origin of the species, and comes up with a revolutionary new theory that augments Darwin's. Enhanced with works by Murray Alcosser, one of America's most distinguished still-life nature photographers, Fossilsoffers a truly n ew and excting look at earth's earliest history. 160 full-color photos.
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The Extinction of Evolution

The Extinction of Evolution

The Extinction of Evolution has been compared to The Screwtape Letters, a classic work of C.S. Lewis. Like Screwtape, this book has a fictional character that is the antagonist. His name is Dr. Iman Oxidant.

Author: Darek Issacs

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459647312

Category:

Page: 276

View: 575

The Extinction of Evolution explores what the world would be like if the theory of evolution were actually true. Written from the view that man created the idea of God, as opposed to God creating man, this book painstakingly examines this atheistic mentality in vivid detail. What it reveals will surprise you. Evolution, implemented to its logical conclusion, has severe ramifications for humankind. When one rejects the foundational truth of God and embraces Darwins alternative to our origins, a disastrous chain of events is triggered. As you dive deeply into this worldview of evolution, you will be exposed to the most frightening environment imaginable where the rape, murder and exploitation of the weak are not to be punished but to be applauded. In the misguided words of Charles Darwin, let the strongest live and the weakest die. After traveling through the abyss of evolution, a miserable philosophical failure, The Extinction of Evolution, brings you back to a place of hope where Christ stands above all as the Creator of this remarkable thing we call life. The Extinction of Evolution has been compared to The Screwtape Letters, a classic work of C.S. Lewis. Like Screwtape, this book has a fictional character that is the antagonist. His name is Dr. Iman Oxidant. Dr. Oxidant argues for a lifestyle derived from evolutionary ideals. This approach makes this book about evolution accessible to the non - scientific reader. But in doing so, Dr. Oxidant causes an intense spiritual struggle for the born again believer as he argues for his atheisticevolutionary agenda. It is a gripping read that identifies the true nature of evolution in a way that has never been done before.
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Belonging on an Island

Belonging on an Island

This book also describes how bird conservation started in Hawai'i, and the naturalists and environmentalists who did extraordinary work.

Author: Daniel Lewis

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300229646

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 894

A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging This natural history takes readers on a thousand-year journey as it explores the Hawaiian Islands' beautiful birds and a variety of topics including extinction, evolution, survival, conservationists and their work, and, most significantly, the concept of belonging. Author Daniel Lewis, an award-winning historian and globe-traveling amateur birder, builds this lively text around the stories of four species--the Stumbling Moa-Nalo, the Kaua'I 'O'o, the Palila, and the Japanese White-Eye. Lewis offers innovative ways to think about what it means to be native and proposes new definitions that apply to people as well as to birds. Being native, he argues, is a relative state influenced by factors including the passage of time, charisma, scarcity, utility to others, short-term evolutionary processes, and changing relationships with other organisms. This book also describes how bird conservation started in Hawai'i, and the naturalists and environmentalists who did extraordinary work.
Categories: History

Evolution and Extinction

Evolution and Extinction

This book brings together palaeontologists and evolutionary biologists to discuss the recent evidence and to consider the role of extinctions in the evolutionary process.

Author: Royal Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Scholium International

ISBN: UOM:39015026812936

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 505

This book brings together palaeontologists and evolutionary biologists to discuss the recent evidence and to consider the role of extinctions in the evolutionary process. All aspects are covered, ranging from extinctions in the fossil record through to threatened extinctions associated with human activity.
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In the Light of Evolution

In the Light of Evolution

This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences.

Author: National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309127431

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 283

The current extinction crisis is of human making, and any favorable resolution of that biodiversity crisis--among the most dire in the 4-billion-year history of Earth--will have to be initiated by mankind. Little time remains for the public, corporations, and governments to awaken to the magnitude of what is at stake. This book aims to assist that critical educational mission, synthesizing recent scientific information and ideas about threats to biodiversity in the past, present, and projected future. This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences.
Categories: Science

Becoming a Butterfly

Becoming a Butterfly

Very few of us consider that over 99% of all species, which once existed, are now extinct. How can we be an exception? This is the question I have asked in my first book in the POSTHUMANS series "Federate to Survive!

Author: Tony Czarnecki

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798749044706

Category:

Page: 194

View: 881

For the vast majority of us the most important goal is to live a long and healthy life, and prepare a similar life for our children, grandchildren, etc., ad infinitum. The problem is that there is no such infinitum. We take it for granted that, as a species, we will exist forever. Very few of us consider that over 99% of all species, which once existed, are now extinct. How can we be an exception? This is the question I have asked in my first book in the POSTHUMANS series "Federate to Survive!" The paradox is that the probability of a human extinction from natural causes (e.g. an asteroid impact) in this century is less than 0.00002%, whereas it is between 20% - 50% from man-made causes, i.e. at least 1 million times higher. In my second book in the series - "Democracy for a Human Federation", I have identified a deep reform of democracy, as the key element needed for our civilization to survive man-made existential risks, including the risk of developing a malicious Superintelligence. In this book, which is the final part of the POSTHUMANS series, I conclude that Humanity must not only manage various existential risks, which it has itself created, but also manage its own evolution. The analogy in the book's title is not perfect, since caterpillars and butterflies are the same species. However, what is almost identical, is the process of metamorphosis, which humans may have to go through, while evolving into a new species. We may be the only species in the whole Universe, which is consciously capable of minimizing the risk of its extinction and control its own evolution in a desired direction. We have already been doing it in some way over millennia by controlling our evolution in a cultural and social sphere, which has also strengthened our resilience to extinction. But today we may also be able to control our physical evolution into a new species. We will only be successful in that evolution if we do it in stages, using a process of transformation similar to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
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Extinction Evolution

Extinction   Evolution

The purpose of this booklet is to keep the wars and bloodshed from happening. Hopefully you'll be willing to help me get the word out. - Jack R Kryder

Author: Jack R. Kryder

Publisher:

ISBN: 1532001606

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 614

Our Earth is running out of resources to support humankind at a prodigious rate. In many areas, in approximately ten years, we'll be running out of food and freshwater to survive-worldwide. It's amounting to extinction of the human race. In addition, computerized Mechanical Humans are evolving to the point they will take over the earth and replace us. That's right-you, me and everyone else on the planet. These facts are neither good nor bad because that's the way things were designed to happen from the beginning of time. It's well worth it for you to read this booklet and check out the facts as listed and see if you agree with me. If we do nothing, wars and bloodshed are sure to happen as the effects of extinction becomes felt and visible on a worldwide basis. The purpose of this booklet is to keep the wars and bloodshed from happening. Hopefully you'll be willing to help me get the word out. - Jack R Kryder
Categories: Education

The Extinction of Evolution

The Extinction of Evolution

The Extinction of Evolution explores what the world would be like if the theory of evolution were actually true.

Author: Darek Isaacs

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9781458797681

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 527

The Extinction of Evolution explores what the world would be like if the theory of evolution were actually true. What it reveals will surprise you. Evolution, implemented to its logical conclusion, has severe ramifications for humankind. When one rejects the foundational truth of God and embraces Darwin’s alternative to our origins, a disastrous chain of events is triggered. As you dive deeply into this worldview of evolution, you will be exposed to the most frightening environment imaginable, where the rape, murder and exploitation of the weak are not to be punished but to be applauded. In the misguided words of Charles Darwin, let the strongest live and the weakest die. After traveling through the abyss of evolution, a miserable philosophical failure, The Extinction of Evolution brings you back to a place of hope where Christ stands above all as the Creator of this remarkable thing we call life. The Extinction of Evolution has been compared to The Screwtape Letters, a classic work of C.S. Lewis.
Categories: Religion

The Microcosm Within

The Microcosm Within

Why do some species go extinct yet others endure? The Microcosm Within offers intriguing and profound answers by exploring our extraordinary world of cellular consciousness, connections, and collaboration.

Author: William B. Miller, Jr.

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612332772

Category: Science

Page: 573

View: 680

You are not what you think you are. New research is transforming how we understand ourselves—from a singular 'self' to a vast cooperative, co-dependent and collaborative network of cellular environments and ecologies—a microcosm within. From this unique perspective, a startling revision of evolutionary theory unfurls. Sharply reasoned and certain to be controversial, The Microcosm Within takes its readers on a sweeping scientific journey that reorganizes our thinking about our biological selves, evolution, and extinction. Darwin has dominated evolution for over a century. But many issues remain puzzling—What is the origin of self-sacrifice? Does natural selection really account for evolution? Why is homosexuality commonplace in the animal kingdom? Why were the arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex so small? Why do some species go extinct yet others endure? The Microcosm Within offers intriguing and profound answers by exploring our extraordinary world of cellular consciousness, connections, and collaboration. Current research has unexpectedly revealed that all cells and microbes have elemental cognition and a previously unappreciated capacity for discrimination and awareness. From these faculties, cooperative natural genetic engineering is enabled; and it is from this starting point that biological complexity evolves. The Microcosm Within illuminates how immunological factors dominate evolution and extinction. Biology and evolutionary theory will never be the same.
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Evolution of Island Mammals

Evolution of Island Mammals

The book addresses evolutionary processes and key aspects of insular mammal biology, exemplified by a variety of fossil species.

Author: Alexandra van der Geer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119675716

Category: Science

Page: 576

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EVOLUTION OF ISLAND MAMMALS Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. Evolution of Island Mammals, Second Edition, provides an updated and expanded overview of the current knowledge on fossil island mammals worldwide, ranging from the Oligocene to the onset of the Holocene. The book addresses evolutionary processes and key aspects of insular mammal biology, exemplified by a variety of fossil species. Readers familiar with the first edition will find here a host of updated and enhanced material, including: An entirely new chapter on the island rule Updated and expanded theoretical chapters Updated and improved taxonomic information Extensive coverage of new discoveries Body masses or body size indices for most extinct island mammals New figures visualizing the richness of the fossil record This accessible and richly illustrated textbook is written for graduate level students and professional researchers in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, biogeography, zoology, and ecology.
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Extinction and Phylogeny

Extinction and Phylogeny

This book offers new and original research by leading authorities on evolutionary and systematic biology, who rank among the best of the dynamic investigators of botany, zoology, and paleontology.

Author: Michael J. Novacek

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231074387

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 309

More than 99 percent of all life that has ever existed on this planet is extinct. Moreover, human acceleration of the extinction of species has created a crisis in biodiversity. How can the history of past life be retrieved? How does this history bear on our understanding of the organization and evolution of present-day species? These questions are addressed in Extinction and Phylogeny. This book offers new and original research by leading authorities on evolutionary and systematic biology, who rank among the best of the dynamic investigators of botany, zoology, and paleontology. This exciting book includes chapters about the recovery of information from living biota, taking into account the limitations of sampling and the steady rate of contemporary extinction of taxa. Complementary discussions elucidate problems involving the analysis of data sets of variable completeness--for example, partially preserved fossils or patchy samples of extant taxa. Extinction and Phylogeny balances empirical issues with the theoretical and applies cladistic methodology. This detailed text will prove to be a leading-edge book for professional and student biologists alike and for those in related disciplines. The relationship between extinction and phylogenetic theory must be understood if we are to explain existing biological diversity and effectively assess the declining biodiversity of our planet in the decades to come.
Categories: Science

The End of Evolution

The End of Evolution

A paleontologist and author of On Methuselah's Trail draws on present-day research and the fossil record to recreate prehistoric life and to search for clues to the catastrophic mass extinctions that have transformed the evolution of life.

Author: Peter Douglas Ward

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: UOM:39015031793899

Category: Science

Page: 301

View: 165

A paleontologist and author of On Methuselah's Trail draws on present-day research and the fossil record to recreate prehistoric life and to search for clues to the catastrophic mass extinctions that have transformed the evolution of life.
Categories: Science

Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Dinosaur battles -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future ...

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231146609

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 587

Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Dinosaur battles -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future greenhouse?
Categories: Science