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Anyone recommend book about Paleontology?

  1. Jan 2, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Jan 3, 2012 #2
    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...
  4. Jan 4, 2012 #3
    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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