suggested some long-dry ancient sea, now raised up by the mountains. ... That
stone had often been a little finicky. ... time putting her stones away, each in their
proper segment, and then stood, bringing the case with her, and her notebook.
Author: Celia Lake
Publisher: Celia Lake
He wants to know why. She wants to belong. Gabe was born into privilege - money, a loving family, and encouragement to follow wherever his curiosity leads. Assigned to help investigate a failed magical portal in the Scottish Highlands in 1922, he's more than up for the challenge. He won't let an old injury - or the rumours of a lethal magical beast - get in the way of solving the problem. Rathna, the Portal Keeper he's been assigned to assist, is not at all what he expected. From their first meeting, it's clear that she's skilled, with a rare talent for magical energy. Her brown skin, the way she doesn't talk about her family, and her prickly insistence on proper form leave Gabe wondering, but she refuses to talk about anything other than their work. As Gabe and Rathna begin to investigate, mystery piles on mystery. The portal is on the side of a steep mountain for no good reason. There's an unknown man asking questions about Rathna's family. Even getting a drink in the pub has risks. As they begin to trust each other and share their secrets, Rathna becomes sure Gabe will disappear as soon as their work together is done. The Fossil Door features a ferocious desire to learn why things are as they are, a London-born Bengali heroine, awe-inspiring geology, life-changing secrets, and chosen family. Set in the magical community of the British Isles in 1920s, the Mysterious Powers series can be read in any order, and each book ends with a happily-ever-after (no cliffhangers.)
... Reservation field notebook, entries and photos, August 27, 1993; and Parris
and Shelton 2000. ... For a survey of Iniskim traditions in several ancient Plains
cultures: Peck 2002, and see 155-62 for archaeological evidence of baculite
collection in ... For a horn coral fossil Iniskim, see "Cheyenne Stone Buffalo-Horn"
Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In a study of how humans made sense of fossils before evolutionary theory developed, the author of The First Fossil Hunters explores Aztec and Inca fossil tales, as well as Iroquois, Navajo, Apache, Cheyenne, and Pawnee traditions concerning these extinct creatures.
... geology of the little-known Afar depression, recognized abundant vertebrate
fossils and stone tools eroding from ancient strata. ... In the absence of surface
occurrences of artifacts or fossils, it is virtually impossible to predict where
excavation might prove fruitful. ... description of the locality is recorded in a field
Author: Donald C. Johanson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Photographs of significant hominid fossils and artifacts illustrate an assessment of the visual proof of human evolution and the meaning of clues left by the forebears of the human race. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Darwin knew from reading the books in the Beagle library that fossils of creatures
strange, yet familiar, were to be found in South America. ... November 1832,
Darwin confided that he believed he had found ancient remains of a kind of
rodent, some parts of a giant sloth, and the ... In a field notebook entry made in
February 1835, Darwin commented that he hoped that the remains of these
mammals would ...
Author: Brian Switek
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Darwin’s theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found. By the 1970s this absence of ‘transitional fossils’ was hotly debated; some palaeontologists wondered if these ‘missing links’ had been so quick that no trace of them was left. However, during the past three decades fossils of walking whales from Pakistan, feathered dinosaurs from China, fish with feet from the Arctic Circle, ape-like humans from Africa, and many more bizarre creatures that fill in crucial gaps in our understanding of evolution have all been unearthed. The first account of the hunt for evolution’s ‘missing links’, Written in Stone shows how these discoveries have revolutionised palaeontology, and explores what its findings might mean for our place on earth.
A Guide to Ancient Life Patrick Wyse Jackson. for labelling the ... Information
about the fossils and geology of the site should be recorded in a weather-proof
file notebook. Spiral-bound notebooks are ... At other places such as beaches,
fossils can be found in loose stones that make up the shingle. If you have to
extract a ...
Author: Patrick Wyse Jackson
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
Life on Earth can be traced back over three thousand million years into the past. Many examples of the Earth's past inhabitants are to be found in rocks, preserved as beautiful and fascinating fossils. The earliest life forms were bacteria and algae; these produced the oxygen that enabled more complex life forms to develop. About 600 million years ago multi-cellular organisms appeared on Earth, some of which could protect themselves with hard parts such as shells. Many of these life forms were readily fossilized and are used to subdivide geological time. Numerous species have evolved and most are now extinct. Lineages can be traced and extinctions explained as a consequence of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial events. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams Introducing Palaeontology provides a concise and accessible introduction to the science of palaeontology. The book is divided into two parts. The first explains what a fossil is; how fossils came to be preserved; how they are classified; and what information they can tell scientists about the rocks in which they are found. The second part introduces the major fossil groups taking a systematic view from algae and plants, through the numerous examples of invertebrate animals, to the vertebrates and finally to man's ancestors. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.
Many scholars thought they were supernatural, “pranks of nature” (lusus naturae)
, or “figured stones” produced by mysterious “plastic forces. ... da Vinci (1452–
1519) recognized that the fossil shells in the Apennine Mountains of northern
Italy represented ancient marine life, ... However, most of da Vinci's ideas
remained in his unpublished notebooks, and even if he had tried to publicize
them, they would ...
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology. Traditional textbooks treat these separately, despite the recent trend to combine them in teaching. It bridges the gap between purely theoretical paleobiology and purely descriptive invertebrate paleontology books. The text is targeted at undergraduate geology and biology majors, with the emphasis on organisms, rather than dead objects to be described and catalogued. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.
( right ) Steno's 1669 illustration of the head of a shark , showing that the “ tongue
stones ” or glossopetrae are extremely similar to ... Others thought remained in
his unpublished notebooks , and even if they were grown in rocks from seeds , or
were grown he had tried ... fossil shells in the Apennine explore most of the
implications that would seem Mountains of northern Italy represented ancient
obvious to ...
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Would you like to go beyond a focus on taxonomy and anatomy of major phyla of fossil invertebrates and include some of the exciting ideas of paleobiology? This book, by noted author Donald R. Prothero, is the first to combine paleobiology with paleontology topics. Written in a manner that will not intimidate, this is an accessible text for students with limited backgrounds in geology or biology. Current ideas from modern biology, ecology, population genetics, and many other concepts will be applied to the study of the fossil record.
The most influential one was the view that fossils were the remains of creatures
drowned in Noah's Flood . This idea was ... He deduced that fossils were formed
at the bottom of rivers and oceans where mud replaced the soft parts of their
bodies and then over time turned to stone . ... Further , he never circulated these
views and the notebooks containing them did not appear in print until the 18th
Author: D. Bruce Dickson
Contents: Part I -- How Can We Know of Prehistory: Introduction to the Study of the Past; Ancient Tools, Fossils, and the Rise of Scientific Prehistory; Establishing Relative Sequences of Ancient Events; Absolute or Chronometric Dating; Basic Field Methods in Ancient Studies.; Part II -- Pre-History: Humankind in Deep Time: Deep Time and Evolution; Hominid Evolution in the Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs; The Late Pleistocene Epoch in the Old World; The Late Pleistocene Epoch in the New World; The Holocene Epoch and the Mesolithic Interlude.; Part III -- Precludes to the Present: The Origins of Agriculture; The Rise of Civilisation in the Old World: The Example of Egypt; The Rise of Civilisation in the New World.
The Amazing Gogo Fossils of the Kimberley John A. Long ... The sky was as clear
and infinite as the deep time of the ancient reef and by eight in the morning ... I
wrote in my notebook that we found an ' incredibly good haul of fish ! We found ...
Author: John A. Long
Publisher: Fremantle Press
When David Attenborough filmed his ground-breaking series Life on Earth in 1978, he chose one place in the world to demonstrate the early evolution of fishes: Gogo. Gogo, in the wild Kimberly district of Western Australia, is one of the world's most significant fossil sites because it shows 375 million-year old fishes preserved in stunning three-dimensional preservation. These fossils provide a rare window into the anatomy of primitive fishes at the critical stage when fishes were starting to evolve into the first land animals the line ultimately leading to humans. Yet, despite being such an important fossil site, it has had a mysterious and checkered history of discovery. Written by paleontologist John Long, who has spent over 20 years searching and working the Gogo sites, Swimming in Stone tells the amazing stories of the people who discovered the fossils, the development of the chemical preparation methods that freed the old bones from their rocky tombs, and how the flood of new da
A History of Geology from the Stone Age to the Age of Plate Tectonics Henry Faul
, Carol Faul ... He also observed that many fossil forms are quite different from
modern species . ... His father had known Leonardo , but young Cardano was
only 18 when the Master died , and the notebooks remained hidden as far as one
knows . ... from these ancient roots through the Renaissance , flourished in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries , and produced a tremendous literature .
Author: Henry Faul
New York : J. Wiley, c1983.
Unfortunately the seventeenth field notebook , ' devoted entirely to finds of flint
implements ' ( Delair 1981 , p . ... of Hodson ( 1996 ) . matched by the acquisition
of a huge collection of fossils , both through personal collecting and purchases
made from others . ... helped promote the growing realisation that ancient stone
tools not only exhibited varying morphologies but were also representative of
Author: Robert Hosfield
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
A challenging reply to those who have considered the evidence for Lower and Middle Palaeolithic hominid behaviour as disparate and unworkable. Robert Hosfield takes a new approach to the data involving spatial modelling techniques and GIS-based models in investigating demographic trends and long-term behaviour patterns of Middle Pleistocene hominids in the Hampshire Basin. The study goes beyond the lithic assemblage, site-based studies typical of this period and presents some interesting conclusions on long-term changes and trends.