Sabertooth

Author: Mauricio Antón

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253010497

Category: Science

Page: 264

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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What’s more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.
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The life of meat eaters

a simple introduction to the way meat eaters live and behave

Author: Maurice Burton,Robert Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780307135230

Category: Science

Page: 61

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The Legacy of Ogma

Author: Ethan Rappaport

Publisher: Computer Idea Enterprises

ISBN: 1419632957

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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The Legacy of Ogma is a fantasy adventure about a group of travelers hoping to uncover the secret behind a quintet of glowing crystal spheres. Halia, a talented young woman forced into a life of thievery, Ahriman, a powerful sorcerer, and Xarun, a brutish warrior, journey across the land and through magical worlds to unravel the mystery behind the enigmatic spheres.
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Life of the Past

Author: William Irl Ausich,N. Gary Lane

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This comprehensive introduction to the history of life on Earth explores the basic principles and processes, the rich history of past life forms -- marine and terrestrial -- and the major events that shaped this history. Emphasizesthe complexity and diversity of life through time. Considers the causes for major events in Earth history --and weighs various interpretations.Some of the many topics covered are: the organization of life, rocks and fossils, origins of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and life, organic evolution and extinction,.marine predators, .early and advanced consumers on land. The book minimizes the use of technical terms, while providing to the reader short chapter-end lists of important key words and defines each term in a glossary.
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The Great Basin

A Natural Prehistory

Author: Donald Grayson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520267478

Category: Nature

Page: 418

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"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.
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The Land That Time Forgot SF Gateway Omnibus

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202205

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs turned his talents to a bewildering array of settings - the African jungle, Mars, Venus, the Wild West... and the Land that Time Forgot. This omnibus collects his tales of that lost world: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT and OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS.
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Temple of the Lion

The Darius Chronicles

Author: Darrell Abdullah Kirk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465379401

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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In an antiquated era from an unsung time, when man’s design remained in sodden soil, lions and Dragons battled for authority over earth’s lands. The fi rst war was waged by Ari the father of all lions. He, his fi ve sons and their forces fought a long victorious fi erce battle against the Dragons, but this war sadly brought Ari’s end as well. Agrim, a lion prophet born centuries after the war foretold of a leader to be born amongst lions. This leader would come during the age of man and would wield the Nuru or ‘the gift’, as its catalyst for victory delivering hope to all life. After the many wars fought against these beasts known as the Nungeda, dragons of the ancient world, their Emperor eventually retreated with his forces back to the Ice Mountains of Hursagam, hibernating, growing in numbers and preparing for their return centuries later to decimate all life upon planet earth. Over fi ve Millennia has past’s since their defeat and the fi rst of the caller’s appear during the age of man in the personage of the lion Darius. Darius is the fi rst of the foretold Diyeen, the one who despite overwhelming Odds, fi ght in the way of his creator and purpose. Will he bring hope back to lion kind and will his presence with the aid of the Nuru bring victory over the Nungeda who vows a triumphant return? This you will gage for yourself within these pages of the Temple of the Lion – The Darius Chronicles. The fi rst installment of a trilogy detailing the role lions once played in a past that has escaped the historical annals of earth’s shrouded history.
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Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536909

Category: Science

Page: 672

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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 paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.
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