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1. Teeth matter

1. Teeth matter  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0001
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9780199670598
‘Teeth matter’ considers how teeth can help us understand ecology and paleontology. An organism eats its neighbour for the fuel and raw materials needed to grow, sustain itself, and ... More
4. Teeth before the mammals

4. Teeth before the mammals  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0004
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9780199670598
When did teeth first appear? Where did they come from? ‘The origin of teeth and teeth in non-mammals’ begins by looking at similar structures in or around the mouth that function as teeth ... More
6. Dinosaur research: observations and techniques

6. Dinosaur research: observations and techniques  

David Norman

in Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837104
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795926.003.0007
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9780198795926
In ‘Dinosaur research: observation and techniques’, various lines of investigation are outlined to reinforce the point that it is often better to use numerous approaches if we are to gain a ... More
7. The future of research on the past

7. The future of research on the past  

David Norman

in Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837104
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795926.003.0008
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9780198795926
‘The future of research on the past’ outlines how the account of dinosaur extinction 65 Ma has developed. In the 1980s, Walter and Luis Alvarez examined levels of cosmic dust in the Earth’s ... More
6. Bringing fossils to life

6. Bringing fossils to life  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0006
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9780192805041
‘Bringing fossils to life’ llustrates one ambitious aim of palaeontology: to understand what the fossil organisms were like in life — to reconstruct their appearance, their mechanical and ... More
Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

David Norman

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837104
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795926.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198795926
Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction discusses how dinosaurs were first discovered and interpreted, and how our understanding of them has changed over the past 200 years. It ... More
9. Fakes and fortunes

9. Fakes and fortunes  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0009
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9780192805041
‘Fakes and fortunes’ shows how fossils have now become big business with perfect specimens commanding high fees. This has resulted in a number of fake specimens. The Piltdown forgery of ... More
5. Earth surface geology

5. Earth surface geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0005
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9780198804451
‘Earth surface geology’ considers the particular conditions created by the water cycle governing the distinctive surface geology of Earth. It looks at the efficiency of the rock cycle: the ... More
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Fossils: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Thomson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805041
How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are ‘living fossils’? What fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine? Fossils: A Very Short ... More

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