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Palaeontology or paleontology (/ˌpeɪlɪɒnˈtɒlədʒi/, /ˌpeɪlɪənˈtɒlədʒi/ or /ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒi/, /ˌpælɪənˈtɒlədʒi/) is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present). It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments (their palaeoecology). Palaeontologist observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier's work on comparative anat ...more
Prehistoric Mammals in Nonfiction
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Neanderthals and Other Nonhuman Hominids
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Great Dinosaur Books for Families (Digital Formats)
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The 10 Books You Absolutely Must Read to Understand the History of Earth
29 books — 26 voters
Understanding Deep Time
20 books — 4 voters
“ As a paleontologist, [...] I ask the question--why weren't there humans here earlier? I mean, we have dispersal of Eurasian animal species into North America and dispersal of North American species into Eurasia at earlier times. So why shouldn't humans have been here as well? [Quoting Tom Deméré] ”
“ Geneticists are a group of mathematicians who have taken over the Neanderthal Paleontology Guild. They call the shots now. ”
A group to discuss the fields of Paleontology, Biology and Geology and to share scientific opini…more
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Set off on a daring and exciting adventure on the mystical lost continent of Dinotopia. Populate…more
[close] Set off on a daring and exciting adventure on the mystical lost continent of Dinotopia. Populated by both humans and dinosaurs, this utopian society thrives because of teamwork, peace, and understanding. Wander as a human down the awe-inspiring streets of Waterfall City or walk the elevated pathways of Treetown. Traverse the Rainy Basin as either a member of an armored caravan or one of the great carnosaurs that inhabit this dangerous place. Create your own adventure in this fascinating world!
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A place to discuss all things biological.
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This group is for those that just can't get enough of science and the natural world. *** All bo…more
[close] This group is for those that just can't get enough of science and the natural world. *** All books are chosen by group members ***
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