Herpetological Osteopathology

Author: Bruce M. Rothschild
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461408237
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As scientific analysis of testable hypotheses has replaced the speculative approach to study of bone disease in recent and fossil amphibians and reptiles, the field has advanced from simply reporting observations to analyzing their implications. This process is predicated upon a reproducible data base which explains/diagnoses the nature of bony alterations and a secure review of the literature. Thereby hangs the rub. The herpetological literature are difficult to access (let alone read) and are scattered through many prominent and eclectic journals and in the lay literature. While older diagnoses often have not stood the test of time, the clarity of report descriptions usually allows confident identification of the underlying pathology.

Fourth International Symposium on Paleohistology

Author: Rodrigo A. Pellegrini
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780938766100
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The Program and Abstracts Book for the Fourth International Symposium on Paleohistology (ISPH 2017) includes the program, schedule, welcome address, keynote speaker profiles, convener profiles, various committee member profiles, abstracts of presentations, and list of participants, in addition to background information on the host institution, the New Jersey State Museum.

Jean Paul Sartre

Author: Robert Wilcocks
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888640123
Format: PDF, ePub
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A large, comprehensive compilation of journalism and international criticism of the works and activities of Jean-Paul Sartre. The work covers Sartre's stormy career from 1937 to 1975, containing nearly 700,000 entries and over 3,200 authors.

Termites Evolution Sociality Symbioses Ecology

Author: Y. Abe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 940173223X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book is a new compendium in which leading termite scientists review the advances of the last 30 years in our understanding of phylogeny, fossil records, relationships with cockroaches, social evolution, nesting, behaviour, mutualisms with archaea, protists, bacteria and fungi, nutrition, energy metabolism,population and community ecology, soil conditioning, greenhouse gas production and pest status.

Early Evolutionary History of the Synapsida

Author: Christian F. Kammerer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400768419
Format: PDF, Docs
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Non-mammalian synapsids were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates from the Late Carboniferous to the Middle Triassic and play a key role in understanding the origin and evolution of mammals. Despite these facts and the outstanding fossil record of the group, early synapsids remain obscure. This book showcases the full breadth of contemporary research on non-mammalian synapsids, ranging from taxonomy and phylogenetics to functional morphology, biogeography, paleoecology, and patterns of diversity. It also underscores the importance and potential of studying non-mammalian synapsid paleobiology in its own right, not just in the context of mammalian evolution.​

A Master of Science History

Author: Jed Z. Buchwald
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400726279
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New essays in science history ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Charles Gillispie, one of the field's founders.

Morphology and Evolution of Turtles

Author: Donald B. Brinkman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400743084
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This volume celebrates the contributions of Dr. Eugene Gaffney to the study of turtles, through a diverse and complementary collection of papers that showcases the latest research on one of the most intriguing groups of reptiles. A mix of focused and review papers deals with numerous aspects of the evolutionary history of turtles, including embryonic development, origins, early diversification, phylogenetic relationships, and biogeography. Moreover it includes reports on important but poorly understood fossil turtle assemblages, provides historical perspectives on turtle research, and documents disease and variation in turtles. With its broad scope, which includes descriptions of material and new taxa from Australia, Asia, and Europe, as well as North and South America, this work will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the morphology and evolution of turtles. “This volume’s breadth of time, geography, and taxonomic coverage makes it a major contribution to the field and a ‘must have’ for all vertebrate paleontologists.”, James F. Parham, California State University, CA, USA “A comprehensive and sweeping overview of turtle evolution by the top experts in the field that will interest everyone curious about these unique reptiles.” Jason S. Anderson, University of Calgary, Canada “An invaluable addition to the literature that covers the full spectrum of approaches toward understanding the evolution of these noble creatures.” Ann C. Burke, Wesleyan University, CT , USA “A truly comprehensive volume that both the student of fossil turtles, as well as the general reader interested in these enigmatic creatures, will find fascinating.” Tyler Lyson, Yale University, CT, USA​