Understanding Fossils Books about Paleontology and Fossils - N-Z

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Paleontology, Fossils, and Dinosaurs, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by Amazon.com). The list is frequently updated; so check back often.


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[ Here is a separate list for Brachiopods ]

[ Here is a separate list for Trilobites ]

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils     Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: A Window into the Evolutionary History of East Africa     The New York Times Book of Fossils and Evolution     Not by Fire but by Ice:  Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs...and Why It Could Soon Kill Us     Numerical Palaeobiology:  Computer-based Modelling and Analysis of Fossils and their Distributions

The Oligocene Bridge Creek Flora of the John Day Formation, Oregon     On the Origin of Phyla     One Long Experiment (Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History)     The Origin and Evolution of Birds     The Osteology of the Reptiles     Our Earliest Ancestors

Paleobiogeography     Paleobiology and Paleoenvironments of Eocene Rocks, McMurdo Sound, East Antarctica     Paleoecology: Concepts and Applications     Paleoethnobotany: A Handbook of Procedures     Paleontological Data Analysis     Paleontology: The Record of Life     Paleozoic Fossils

Petrified Wood: The World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns, and Cycads     A Pictorial Guide to Fossils     Plant Life of the Quaternary Cold Stages: Evidence from the British Isles     Plants Invade the Land (Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History)     Prehistoric America: A Journey Through the Ice Age and Beyond     Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth

Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth     The Primate Fossil Record     Principles of Paleoclimatology     The Pterosaurs: From Deep Time     Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism

Quaternary Environments     The Quest for Life in Amber     Rivers in Time: The Search for Clues to Earth's Mass Extinctions     Rock of Ages, Sands of Time

Scenes from Deep Time: Early Pictorial Representations of the Prehistoric World [paperback]     The Science Times Book of Fossils and Evolution     Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans     The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble Genius Who Discovered a New History of the Earth     Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossils - The Backbone of Archaeological Dating

Shaking the Tree:  Readings from Nature in the History of Life     Simon and Schuster's Guide to Fossils     Skeletons in Our Closet     Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott     Stately Fossils: A Comprehensive Look at the State Fossils and Other Official Fossils

Sudden Origins: Fossils, Genes, and the Emergence of Species     Swimming in Stone: The Amazing Gogo Fossils of the Kimberley     Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight     Taphonomy: A Process Approach     Textbook of Pollen Analysis     Theoretical Morphology: The Concept and Its Applications [paperback]

Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time     Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Other Fossils from Montana to Mongolia     The Top 256 Rules of Paleontology: ...Practical Advice for Fossil Technicians     Trace Fossil Analysis     Travels With the Fossil Hunters

The Triumph of Evolution...And the Failure of Creationism     Understanding Fossils: An Introduction to Invertebrate Palaeontology     Vertebrate Palaeontology

Victorians and the Prehistoric:...     West Coast Fossils: A Guide to the Ancient Life of Vancouver Island     What Your Fossils Can Tell You: Vertebrate Morphology, Pathology, and Cultural Modification     When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time     Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent

The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins     Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History     The World Encyclopedia of Fossils and Fossil Collecting: An Illustrated Reference to Over 400 Plant and Animal Fossils from Around the Globe and How to...     World's Oldest Fossils     Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Animal Collections To Zoological Gardens     Zooarchaeology

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