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  1. How did dinosaurs get feathers? How did they start flying? What use were feathers to dinosaurs that didn't fly? Chris Sloan's 2000 book Feathered Dinosaurs introduced kids to the radical idea that some dinosaurs had feathers and that birds are, in fact, a subset of dinosaurs. In How Dinosaurs Took Flight, Sloan returns to these ancient feathered creatures to introduce kids to the fascinating new finds—including a Tyrannosaur with feathers and a dinosaur with not just two but four wings. The author focuses on the tough new questions scientists are asking right now, the evidence they've gathered, the hypotheses that are developing from the evidence, and the unknowns that remain. This book will be the most up-to-date children's book on this topic on the market.
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  2. Does TV have harmful effects on young people? Can TV have positive effects? Read this discussion to learn the arguments for and against watching television. Find out if you are watching too much TV and what you can do about it.Genre: DiscussionReading Age: 11.5 - 12.5 years
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  3. How capitalism became caught up in the carbon-burning trap. The more we debate about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we continue to burn. How did we get caught up in this mess? In this masterful new history,...
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  4. An insightful guide for all film-lovers from 'the greatest living film historian'. You've been watching movies for most of your life. But often you're not quite sure what you think, or why. Should you see a movie in company or alone? How many...
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  5. A Song of Ice and Fire RPG Nights Watch - Book
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  6. This extensively illustrated book, the first major review of Lebanese amber, covers all aspects of the highly valued resin, including its origin and its role as a commodity in ancient cultures. Paleontologists, biologists, and evolutionists will appreciate the book's new information, along with its summary of early research and its analysis of what amber fossils reveal about insect diversification, biogeography, extinction, and survival.
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  7. Although herbivory probably first appeared over 300 million years ago, it only became established as a common feeding strategy during Late Permian times. Subsequently, herbivory evolved in numerous lineages of terrestrial vertebrates, and the acquisition of this mode of feeding was frequently associated with considerable evolutionary diversification in those lineages. This book, originally published in 2000, represented the first comprehensive overview of the evolution of herbivory in land-dwelling amniote tetrapods in recent years. In Evolution of Herbivory in Terrestrial Vertebrates leading experts review the structural adaptations for, and the evolutionary history of, feeding on plants in the major groups of land-dwelling vertebrates, especially dinosaurs and ungulate mammals. As such it will be the definitive reference source on this topic for evolutionary biologists and vertebrate paleontologists alike.
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  8. This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the past twenty-five years, the most active period in the history of dinosaur paleontology, during which more "new" species were named than in all prior history. With these discoveries—and the most recent controversies—in mind, Sampson reconstructs the odyssey of the dinosaurs from their humble origins on the supercontinent Pangaea, to their reign as the largest animals the planet has ever known, and finally to their abrupt demise. Much more than the story of who ate whom way back when, "Dinosaur Odyssey" places dinosaurs in an expansive web of relationships with other organisms and demonstrates how they provide a powerful lens through which to observe the entire natural world. Addressing topics such as extinction, global warming, and energy flow, "Dinosaur Odyssey "finds that the dinosaurs' story is, in fact, a major chapter in our own story.
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  9. Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History. .
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  10. This is a practical directory and identification aid to more than 300 plant and animal fossils. This is the ultimate photographic guide to recognizing fossils of plants and animals. It features more than 300 named specimens of plant, invertebrate creatures, and vertebrate animals are grouped with similar species that shared their habitat. 350 superb photographs capture the beauty and intricacy of the fossilization process, with 250 additional artworks and clear annotations to aid identification. Concise factfile panels explain the origins of fossil names, when the organisms first appeared, and where the fossil hunter is likely to find them. This superb visual directory profiles some of the most fascinating fossils on the planet, with fine photographs of some of the world's best specimens. Over 300 generic groups are named, described and dated. These fossilized organisms are divided into three biological groups: plants, invertebrate animals, and vertebrate animals. With over 600 illustrations showing the complex, intricate process of fossilization as well as the appearance of the living organisms, here is a book to inspire and educate.This handbook provides an informative and accessible approach to the subject that will encourage budding fossil-hunters to trace the remnants of ancient life.
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  11. A provocative call for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, accompanied by case studies from Ecuador to Appalachia and from Germany to Norway.Not so long ago, people North and South had little reason to believe that wealth from oil, gas, and coal brought anything but great prosperity. But the presumption of net benefits from fossil fuels is eroding as widening circles of people rich and poor experience the downside.A positive transition to a post-fossil fuel era cannot wait for global agreement, a swap-in of renewables, a miracle technology, a carbon market, or lifestyle change. This book shows that it is now possible to take the first step toward the post-fossil fuel era, by resisting the slow violence of extreme extraction and combustion, exiting the industry, and imagining a good life after fossil fuels. It shows how an environmental politics of transition might occur, arguing for going to the source rather than managing byproducts, for delegitimizing fossil fuels rather than accommodating them, for engaging a politics of deliberately choosing a post-fossil fuel world. Six case studies reveal how individuals, groups, communities, and an entire country have taken first steps out of the fossil fuel era, with experiments that range from leaving oil under the Amazon to ending mountaintop removal in Appalachia.
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  12. the information young environmentalists need to change the world.
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  13. Going on your mum's honeymoon trip, to your new step-dad's grandmother's house, isn't Jamie's idea of a perfect holiday. But, the mysterious Castelcliff, perched high above the sea, holds many secrets. Secrets about the past and of the future. Ages 9-12.
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  14. This is the epic story of life on Earth, uniquely retold through some of the most significant fossils ever found.A History of Life in 100 Fossils travels through 3.5 billion years of Earth's history and across all seven continents, showcasing the unusual and wonderful forms of life that have played a pivotal role in our evolutionary past. Ancient Australian microbes reveal the very first signs of life on Earth, tiny Triassic snails demonstrate the effects of past mass extinctions, and the remains of our own ancestors tell us where we came from.`A fantastic pictorial tour of 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.' - John Pickrell, Australian Geographic`It is a blessing that we have fossils like the ones illustrated here. These are the classics.' - Nature journal
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  15. It's out there. Go find it! The Arizona Journey Guide is your resource to discovering the best of Arizona. Informative and entertaining, this guide will lead you to the most amazing sites and scenery that the Grand Canyon State can offer: ancient ruins, secret canyons, hidden waterfalls, mysterious petroglyphs and exotic places. The authors' rating system for significance in archaeology, geology and paleontology ensures that you find the places that are right for you and your interests.
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  16. Geology is the perfect guide for any nature enthusiast. It will help you learn geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types of North American rocks and minerals and the best rockhounding locations. The guide also reviews the most common North American fossils and the tools an amateur geologist should take into the field in order to positively identify different types of rocks and minerals. This handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
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  17. World-record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?
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  18. "Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas are used as sources of energy. Learn where fossil fuels come from, how they have been used throughout history and the future of fuel in this book. gReading age 8.5-9.5 yearsText Type: ReportContents:IntroductionCoalOilNatural GasOther Fossil FuelsEffects on the EnvironmentThe Future of FuelGlossary and Index
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  19. Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, 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." Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact—in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans.As Mayor shows, the Greeks and Romans were well aware that a different breed of creatures once inhabited their lands. They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed sophisticated concepts to explain the fossil evidence, concepts that were expressed in mythological stories. The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners, who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground.Like their modern counterparts, the ancient fossil hunters collected and measured impressive petrified remains and displayed them in temples and museums; they attempted to reconstruct the appearance of these prehistoric creatures and to explain their extinction. Long thought to be fantasy, the remarkably detailed and perceptive Greek and Roman accounts of giant bone finds were actually based on solid paleontological facts. By reading these neglected narratives for the first time in the light of modern scientific discoveries, Adrienne Mayor illuminates a lost world of ancient paleontology.
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