Anyone recommend book about Paleontology?


by JesseC
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JesseC
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Jan2-12, 08:24 AM
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I've recently developed a fascination with the history of the earth and the biosphere. Can anyone recommend a good introductory book on the subject?
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JesseC
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Jan3-12, 03:28 PM
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Well I found an ebook called "The Earth's Biosphere Evolution, Dynamics, and Change" by Vaclav Smil. It appears to be what I'm looking for...
Lady Iris
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Jan4-12, 05:47 AM
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Here's one I've been reviewing for use in my Physical Geology course for non-geoscientists, and I found it very nice. Easily readable, especially for a layperson, and very comprehensive. It's more about the evolution of the biosphere rather than the study of paleontology, per se, but there's a lot of that in there as well.

An Introduction to the Earth-Life System, Charles Cockell, ISBN 978-0521729536, available in paperback.


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