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2020

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries

Donald R. Prothero
Columbia University Press
Hardback, 472 p.

Review


Mesozoic Sea Dragons: Triassic Marine Life from the Ancient Tropical Lagoon of Monte San Giorgio

Olivier Rieppel
Indiana University Press
Hardback, 256 p.

Review


Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

Anthony R. Fiorillo
CRC Press
Hardback, 240 p.

Review


2019

Oceans of Kansas, a Natural History of the Western Interior Sea

Second Edition

Michael J. Everhart

Indiana University Press

Hardback, 427 p.

Review


2017

Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soil and Paleosols (Springer, Topics in Geobiology, Volume 37)

Jorge F. Genise, 2016

Reviewed by Thomas M. Bown, Colorado State University

3/8/2017

Review


2011

The Evolutionary History of Nematodes as Revealed in Stone, Amber and Mummies
(Nematology Monographs and Perspectives, Volume 9)

George O. Poinar, Jr., 2011

Reviewed by Art Boucot, Oregon State University

8/31/2011

Review


Wasserinsekten im Baltischen Bernstein
[Aquatic Insects in Baltic Amber]

Wilfried Wichard, Carsten Gröhn, and Fabian Seredszus, Bilingual text (English/German), 2009

Reviewed by George Poinar, Oregon State University

8/31/2011

Review


Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country

Marc S. Hendrix, 2011

Reviewed by Kevin Evans, Missouri State University

8/31/2011

Review


Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

Alan F. Glazner and Greg M. Stock, 2010

Reviewed by Kevin Evans, Missouri State University

8/31/2011

Review


Physical Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analyses

Magnus Wangen, 2010

Reviewed by Robert G. Tscherny, Chevron Energy Technology Company

8/31/2011

Review


Paleoimaging: Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts

R.G. Beckett and G.J. Conlogue, 2010

Reviewed by Ilya V. Buynevich, Temple University

8/31/2011

Review


Carnivoran Evolution: New Views on Phylogeny, Form and Function

Anjali Goswami and Anthony Friscia, editors, 2010

Reviewed by Joseph E. Peterson, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

8/31/2011

Review


Molluscan Paleontology of the Chesapeake Miocene

Edward J. Petuch and Mardie Drolshagen, 2010

Reviewed by Warren D. Allmon, Paleontological Research Institution and Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University.

3/14/2011

Review


Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits

David Penney, ed., 2010

Reviewed by Dr. George Poinar, Oregon State University

3/14/2011

Review


Periglacial and Paraglacial Processes and Environments

J. Knight and S. Harrison, ed., 2009

Reviewed by Leigh Sterns, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

1/12/11

Review


Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex

Lowell Dingus and Mark A. Norell, 2010

Reviewed by Kenneth Carpenter, Prehistoric Museum, Utah State University .College of Eastern Utah

1/12/11

Review


The Geology of Ireland, 2nd ed.

Charles Hepworth Holland and Ian S. Sanders, eds., 2009

Reviewed by Dr. John Murray, Earth & Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway

1/12/11

Review

2010


Roadside Geology of Minnesota

Richard W. Ojakangas, ed., 2009

Reviewed by Sandra S. Brake, Indiana State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Systems

5/10/2010

Review (PDF 268 KB)


Insect Physiology and Biochemistry

James L. Nation, 2nd ed., 2008

Reviewed by Marten J. Edwards, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College; John S. Edwards, Department of Biology, University of Washington

5/5/2010

Review (PDF 260 KB)


Echinoderm Paleobiology

William I. Ausich and Gary D. Webster, eds., 2008

Reviewed by Rich Mooi, California Academy of Sciences, Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology

5/5/2010

Review (PDF 276 KB)


Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management, 2nd ed.

John S. Gray and Michael Elliot, 2009

Reviewed by Shahin E. Dashtgard, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University

1/6/2010

Review (PDF 248 KB)


Natural Climate Variability and Global Warming .A Holocene Perspective

Richard W. Battarbee and Heather A. Binney, eds., 2008

Reviewed by William W. Hay Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

1/5/2010

Review (PDF 156 KB)


Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia

P.E. Playford, R.M. Hocking, and A.E. Cockbain, 2009

Reviewed by Noel P. James, Queen's University, Ontario

1/5/2010

Review (PDF 160 KB)


Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene

Ross H. Nehm and Ann F. Budd, eds., 2008

Reviewed by David H. Goodwin, Department of Geosciences, Denison University

1/5/2010

Review (PDF 164 KB)

2009


Essential Soil Science: A Clear and Concise Introduction to Soil Science

Mark R. Ashman and Geeta Puri, 2002

Reviewed by Alan F. Halfen, Department of Geography University of Kansas

9/4/2009

Review (PDF 260 KB)


T. rex and the Crater of Doom

Walter Alvarez, 1997

Reviewed by Justin Tweet, Paleontology Research Assistant (Guest Scientist) National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division

9/4/2009

Review (PDF 292 KB)


Swimming in Stone. The amazing Gogo fossils of the Kimberley

John Long, 2006

Reviewed by Hans-Peter Schultze, The University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center

7/26/2009

Review (PDF 208 KB)


Controls on Carbonate Platform and Reef Development

Edited by J. Lukasik and J.A. (Toni) Simo, 2008

Reviewed by Tracy D. Frank, Department of Geosciences University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3/30/2009

Review (PDF 268 KB)


Bonebeds

Edited by Raymond R. Rogers, David A. Eberth, and Anthony R. Fiorillo, 2007

Reviewed by Brian F. Platt, University of Kansas, Department of Geology

3/2/2009

Review (PDF 164 KB)


The Rock from Mars - A Detective Story on Two Planets

Kathy Sawyer, 2006

Reviewed by M. Dane Picard, Department of Geology, University of Utah

3/2/2009

Review (PDF 276 KB)


Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback

Edited by Robert W. Scott, 2007

Reviewed by Igor Vlahovi., University of Zagreb

3/2/2009

Review (PDF 164 KB)


Paleopalynology, 2nd ed

Alfred Traverse, 2007

Reviewed by Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology

3/2/2009

Review (PDF 332 KB)


Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications

Éric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen, eds., 2008

Reviewed by Michael S. Engel, Division of Entomology (Paleoentomology), Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

3/2/2009

Review (PDF 252 KB)

2008


The New Encyclopedia of Snakes

Chris Mattison, 2007

Reviewed by Daniel I. Hembree, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 180 KB)


A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning To End

John E. N. Veron, 2008

Reviewed by Wolfgang Kiessling and Heike Mewis, Museum fu..r Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 168 KB)


Water and the Environment: AGI Environmental Awareness Series, 5

Stephen J. Vandas, Thomas C. Winter, and William A. Battaglin, 2002

Reviewed by G. L. Macpherson, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 132 KB)


Glossary of Geology, 5th ed.

Edited by Klaus K. E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson, 2005

Reviewed by John W. Counts, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 152 KB)


Plant Desiccation Tolerance

M.A. Jenks and A.J. Wood, editors, 2007

Reviewed by Judith Totman Parrish, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 176 KB)


Shorebirds of North America: The Photographic Guide

by D. Paulson, 2005

Reviewed by Amanda Falk Department of Geology University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 148 KB)


The Deep

Claire Nouvian, 2007

Reviewed by G. L. Macpherson, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review (PDF 144 KB


Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds

Luis M. Chiappe, 2007

Reviewed by David A. Burnham, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas

4/4/2008

Review (PDF 192 KB)


The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections: Fireballs, Falls, and Finds

Edited by G.J.H McCall, A.J. Bowden, and R.J., Howarth, 2006

Reviewed by Matthew L. Morgan Colorado Geological Survey

4/4/2008

Review (PDF 196 KB)


Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology

Elisabeth A. Parfitt and Lionel Wilson, 2008

Reviewed by Anthony W. Walton, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

4/4/2008

Review (PDF 156 KB)


Cool-Water Carbonates: Depositional Systems and Palaeoenvironmental Controls

Edited by H. M. Pedley and G. Carannante, 2006

Reviewed by Brian D. Keith, Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University and Department of Geological Sciences

4/4/2008

Review (PDF 188 KB)


Early Earth Systems: A Geochemical Approach

Hugh R. Rollinson, 2007

Reviewed by Christopher M. Fedo, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee

4/4/2008

Review (PDF 168 KB)


Environmental Sedimentology

Edited by Chris Perry and Kevin Taylor, 2007

Reviewed by Kathryn Amos, Australian School of Petroleum, The University Of Adelaide

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 156 KB)


Why Size Matters: From Bacteria to Blue Whales

John Tyler Bonner, 2006

Reviewed by Jon J. Smith, Kansas Geological Survey

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 96 KB)


Insect Diets: Science and Technology

A. C. Cohen, 2004

Reviewed by Conrad C. Labandeira, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 184 KB)


Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology

Spencer G. Lucas, Giuseppe Cassinis, and Joerg W. Schneider, eds., 2006

Reviewed by Kenneth D. Angielczyk, Department of Geology, The Field Museum

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 204 KB)


Trace Fossils: Concepts, Problems, Prospects

William Miller, ed, 2007

Reviewed by Emese M. Bordy, Rhodes University

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 188 KB)


Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation

Raymond C. Murray, 2004

Reviewed by Ernest Angino, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

1/13/2008

Review (PDF 124 KB)

2007


Geowriting, Fifth Revised Edition

R.L. Bates, M.D. Adkins-Heljeson, and R.C. Buchanan, eds., 2004

Reviewed by Erin Saupe, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/15/07

Review (PDF 144 KB)


The Oceans and Climate

Grant Bigg, 2003

Reviewed by 07 Martin Zuschin, Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna

10/30/07

Review (PDF 172 KB)


Palaeozoic Reefs and Bioaccumulations: Climatic and Evolutionary Controls

J.J. Álvaro, M. Aretz, F. Boulvain, A. Munnecke, D. Vachard, and E. Vennin, E., eds., 2007

Reviewed by Brian R. Pratt, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan

9/29/07

Review (PDF 156 KB)


Mud and mudstones. Introduction and overview

P.E. Potter, J.B. Maynard, and P.J. Depetris, 2005

Reviewed by Juergen Schieber, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University

9/22/07

Review (PDF 208 KB)


Raymond Cecil Moore: Legendary Scholar and Scientist, World-Class Geologist and Paleontologist

Daniel F. Merriam, 2007

Reviewed by William Ausich, School of Earth Sciences, Orton Geological Museum, The Ohio State University

9/14/07

Review (PDF 200 KB)


The Deposition of Organic-Carbon-Rich Sediments: Models, Mechanisms, and Consequences

Nicholas B. Harris, ed., 2005

Reviewed by Juergen Schieber, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University

9/7/07

Review (PDF 132 KB)


River Variability and Complexity

S. A. Schumm, 2005

Reviewed by John Bridge, Binghamton University Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

9/1/07

Review (PDF 160 KB)


Roadside Geology of Louisiana

D. Spearing, 2007

Reviewed by Dan Hembree, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University

8/25/2007

Review (PDF 148 KB)


Glacier Science and Environmental Change

P.G. Knight, ed., 2006

Reviewed by Kees van der Veen, Department of Geography, University of Kansas

8/2/07

Review (PDF 152 KB)


Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

D. Archer, 2007

Reviewed by Nathaniel A. Brunsell, University of Kansas, Department of Geography

7/24/2007

Review (PDF 184 KB)


Invasion Ecology

Julie L. Lockwood, Martha A. Hoopes, and Michael P. Marchetti, 2007

Reviewed by Alycia Stigall, Department of Geological Sciences Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies Ohio University

7/23/07

Review (PDF 148 KB)


Evolving Form and Function: Fossils and Development. Proceedings of a Symposium Honoring Adolf Seilacher for his Contributions to Paleontology, in Celebration of his 80th Birthday

Edited by D.E.G. Briggs, 2005

Reviewed by Russell Shapiro, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University

7/15/2007

Review (PDF 180 KB)


Changing Sea Levels: Effects of Tides, Weather and Climate

David Pugh, 2004

Reviewed by Stefano Dominici, University of Florence, Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia

6/26/2007

Review (PDF 152 KB)


Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology)

Shuhai Xiao and A. J. Kaufman, eds., 2006

Reviewed by Alison N. Olcott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

6/20/2007

Review (PDF 216 KB)


Predation in Organisms: A Distinct Phenomenon

Ashraf M. T. Elewa, 2006

Reviewed by Gregory P. Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution

6/8/2007

Review (PDF 144 KB


Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology

Edited by Richard B. Aronson, 2007

Reviewed by Eberhard Gischler Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

5/31/2007

Review (PDF 200 KB


Principles of Paleontology, Third Edition

Michael Foote and Arnold Miller, 2007

Reviewed by Jonathan R. Hendricks, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

5/20/2007

Review (PDF 180 KB)


Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky

Jack Horner, 2005

Reviewed by Teresa MacDonald, Director of Education, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review (PDF 196 KB)


Ice Age Mammals of North America: A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre

Ian M. Lange, 2002

Reviewed by Teresa MacDonald, Director of Education, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review (PDF 192 KB)


A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

J.R. Ehleringer, T.E. Cerling, and M.D. Dearing, eds., 2005

Reviewed by Clint J. Springer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review (PDF 196 KB)


Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea

Michael J. Everhart, 2005

Reviewed by Scott A. Hageman, Department of Geology and Geography, Park University

4/29/2007

Review (PDF 228 KB)


Cretaceous-Tertiary High-Latitude Palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica

J.E. Francis, D. Pirrie, and J.A. Crame, 2006

Reviewed by Howard Falcon-Lang, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

4/26/2007

Review (PDF 180 KB)


Dinosaurs of Italy

C. Dal Sasso, 2004

Reviewed by Aleksandar Mezga, Faculty of Science, Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Zagreb

4/26/2007

Review (PDF 212 KB)


Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed

Philip J. Currie and Eva B. Koppelhus, eds., 2005.

Reviewed by Brian L. Hoffman, Department of Natural and Physical Sciences, Park University

4/17/2007

Review (PDF 200 KB)