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Introduction: how and when did microbes change the world? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a review article published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. It summarizes the current consensus and points of debate regarding the age and history of life on Earth. It ...

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...

Quest for the African Dinosaurs: Ancient Roots of the Modern World part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book deals not only with dinosaurs, but describes dinosaur paleontology in modern Africa. It also describes modern African history, geology, and wildlife.

Evolutionary Catastrophes: The Science of Mass Extinction part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book uses the catastrophic-volcanism hypothesis to explain the K/T mass extinction, as opposed to the impact hypothesis. The author considers a mechanism for periodic catastrophic volcanism as ...

On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, ...

The Dinosaur Heresies: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book summarizes several different lines of evidence that indicate that dinosaurs were warm-blooded and not at all lizard-like. Several well-written and clearly illustrated chapters explain ...

When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This illustrated kid's book deals with the Carboniferous and Permian periods and covers climate, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The cartoons are wonderful and often involve plays on words. The ...

Osteology of Tyrannosaurus rex: Insights from a Nearly Complete Skeleton and High-Resolution Computed Tomographic Analysis of the Skull part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This memoir contains the longest description of Tyrannosaurus rex osteology to date in a comprehensive description of the Field Museum specimen "Sue." The text includes neural ...

The Extant Phylogenetic Bracket and The Importance of Reconstructing Soft Tissues in Fossils part of SERC Print Resource Collection
In the original source for modern functional morphology reconstructions, Dr. Witmer of Ohio State University, Athens, details the methods for inference of soft-tissue anatomy using phylogenetics. ...

A Taphonomic Study of the Wealden Beds of southern Britain part of SERC Print Resource Collection
In this PhD thesis, Alex Burton examines the taphonomy of several sections of the lower Cretaceous Wealden beds of southern England for their preservational relationships. The dissertation divides ...

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