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Landschappen van Nederland
Geologie, bodem en landgebruik

A.G. Jongmans, M.W. van den Berg, M.P.W. Sonneveld, G.J.W.C. Peek, R.M. van den Berg van Saparoea


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2013, 942 pag. gebonden, 2 delen in cassette

ISBN: 978-90-8686-213-9

Priis: € 92

Nederland kent een kleurrijke variatie aan landschappen. Er bestaan vaak verrassende verbanden tussen geologie, klimaats­verandering, landschaps­vormen, bodem en (historisch) landgebruik. Landschappen van Nederland geeft inzicht in deze verbanden en is daarmee zeer relevant voor iedereen die geïnteresseerd is in de Nederlandse landschappen.

Deze unieke uitgave is volledig in kleur uitgevoerd met meer dan 1000 illustraties: foto's, fragmenten van bodem- en hoogtekaarten en schematische aardkundige doorsneden. Samen met de tekst laten zij de landschappen tot leven komen. Veel van de opgenomen figuren zijn uniek en speciaal vervaardigd voor deze uitgave. De index en een verklarende woordenlijst zorgen voor extra gebruiksgemak.

Landschappen van Nederland is samengevat in zes delen: Bodem en Landschap, Tektoniek en Klimaat, IJs en Wind, Rivieren, Veen en als laatste Kust en Zee. Per type landschap wordt beschreven welke klimatologische en tektonische aspecten hebben bijgedragen aan de totstandkoming. Daarnaast wordt uitvoerig aandacht besteed aan de rol van de mens in de vorming van de landschappen. De zes delen zijn samengebracht in twee volumes.

Deze luxe box met twee volumes vormt een waardevol naslagwerk op het gebied van de geologie, de bodem en het landgebruik in Nederland. De gestructureerde presentatie maakt het tevens een nuttige bron van informatie voor studenten, onderzoekers of anderen die vanuit hun werk of uit pure belangstelling meer willen weten over de Nederlandse landschappen.

 

 


In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

 

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Edited by Pascal Godefroit

Indiana University Press

Publication date: 6/14/2012

Format: 4to cloth 648 pages, 264 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-35721-2

 

€ 75  (new and in stock)

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Contents

 

List of Contributors
Preface by David B. Norman
Acknowledgments

Part 1. New Investigations into the Iguanodon Sinkhole at Bernissart and Other Early Cretaceous Localities in the
Mons Basin (Belgium)
1. Bernissart and the Iguanodons: Historical Perspective and New Investigations \ Pascal Godefroit, Johan Yans, and Pierre Bultynck
2. The Attempted Theft of Dinosaur Skeletons during the German Occupation of Belgium (1914–1918) and Some Other Cases of Looting Cultural Possessions of Natural History \ Christoph Roolf
3. A Short Introduction to the Geology of the Mons Basin and the Iguanodon Sinkhole, Belgium \ Jean-Marc Baele, Pascal Godefroit, Paul Spagna, and Christian Dupuis
4. 3D Modeling of the Paleozoic Top Surface in the Bernissart Area and Integration of Data from Boreholes Drilled in the Iguanodon Sinkhole \ Thierry Martin, Johan Yans, Christian Dupuis, Paul Spagna, and Olivier Kaufmann
5. The Karstic Phenomenon of the Iguanodon Sinkhole and the Geomorphological Situation of the Mons Basin during the Early Cretaceous \ Yves Quinif and Luciane Licour
6. Geodynamic and Tectonic Context of Early Cretaceous Iguanodon-Bearing Deposits in the
Mons Basin \ Sara Vandycke and Paul Spagna
7. Biostratigraphy of the Cretaceous Sediments Overlying the Wealden Facies in the Iguanodon Sinkhole at Bernissart \ Johan Yans, Francis Robaszynski, and Edwige Masure
8. On the Age of the Bernissart Iguanodons \ Johan Yans, Jean Dejax, and Johann Schnyder
9. The Paleoenvironment of the Bernissart Iguanodons: Sedimentological Analysis of the Lower Cretaceous Wealden Facies in the Bernissart Area \ Paul Spagna, Johan Yans, Johann Schnyder, and Christian Dupuis
10. Mesofossil Plant Remains from the Barremian of Hautrage (Mons Basin, Belgium), with Taphonomy, Paleoecology, and Paleoenvironment Insights \ Bernard Gomez, Thomas Gillot, Véronique Daviero-Gomez, Clément Coiffard, Paul Spagna, and Johan Yans
11. Diagenesis of the Fossil Bones of Iguanodon bernissartensis from the Iguanodon Sinkhole \ Thierry Leduc
12. Histological Assessment of Vertebrate Remains in the 2003 Bernissart Drill \ Armand de Ricqlès, Pascal Godefroit, and Johan Yans
13. Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Remains from Baudour (Belgium) \ Pascal Godefroit, Jean Le Loeuff, Patrick Carlier, Stéphane Pirson, Johan Yans, Suravech Suteethorn, and Paul Spagna
14. Geological Model and Cyclic Mass Mortality Scenarios for the Lower Cretaceous Bernissart Iguanodon Bonebeds \ Jean-Marc Baele, Pascal Godefroit, Paul Spagna, and Christian Dupuis

Part 2. The Bernissart Iguanodons and Their Kin
15. Iguanodontian Taxa (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous of
England and Belgium \ David B. Norman
16. The Brain of Iguanodon and Mantellisaurus: Perspectives on Ornithopod Evolution \ Pascaline Lauters, Walter Coudyzer, Martine Vercauteren, and Pascal Godefroit
17. Hypsilophodon foxii and Other Smaller Bipedal Ornithischian Dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Southern England \ Peter M. Galton
18. The African Cousins of the European Iguanodontids \ Philippe Taquet
19. Anatomy and Relationships of Bolong yixianensis, an Early Cretaceous Iguanodontoid Dinosaur from Western Liaoning, China \ Wu Wenhao and Pascal Godefroit
20. A New Basal Hadrosauroid Dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of
Kazakhstan \ Pascal Godefroit, François Escuillié, Yuri L. Bolotsky, and Pascaline Lauters

Part 3. Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems In and Outside
Europe
21. Dinosaur Remains from the "Sables Verts" (Early Cretaceous, Albian) of the Eastern
Paris Basin \ Eric Buffetaut and Laetitia Nori
22. Dinosaur Faunas from the Early Cretaceous (Valanginian–Albian) of Spain \ Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola, José Ignacio Ruiz-Omeñaca, José Ignacio Canudo, Fidel Torcida, and José Luis Sanz
23. New Early Cretaceous Multituberculate Mammals from the
Iberian Peninsula \ Ainara Badiola, José Ignacio Canudo, and Gloria Cuenca-Bescós
24. Danish Dinosaurs: A Review \ Niels Bonde
25. The Age of Lycoptera Beds (Jehol Biota) in Transbaikalia (
Russia) and Correlation with Mongolia and China \ Evgenia V. Bugdaeva and Valentina S. Markevich
26. A New Basal Ornithomimosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation,
Northeast China \ Jin Liyong, Chen Jun, and Pascal Godefroit
27.
Australia's Polar Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs \ Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich
28. Assessment of the Potential for a Jehol Biota–like Cretaceous Polar Fossil Assemblage in
Victoria, Australia \ Thomas H. Rich, Li Xiao-Bo, and Patricia Vickers-Rich
29. Freshwater Hybodont Sharks in Early Cretaceous Ecosystems: A Review \ Gilles Cuny

Part 4. Cretaceous Vertebrate Faunas after the Bernissart Iguanodons
30. The Late Cretaceous Continental Vertebrate Fauna from Iharkút (Western Hungary): A Review \ Attila Ősi, Márton Rabi, László Makádi, Zoltán Szentesi, Gábor Botfalvai, and Péter Gulyás
31. First Discovery of Maastrichtian (Latest Cretaceous) Terrestrial Vertebrates in Rusca Montană Basin (Romania) \ Vlad A. Codrea, Pascal Godefroit, and Thierry Smith
32. First Late Maastrichtian (Latest Cretaceous) Vertebrate Assemblage from Provence (Vitrolles-la-Plaine, Southern France) \ Xavier Valentin, Pascal Godefroit, Rodolphe Tabuce, Monique Vianey-Liaud, Wu Wenhao, and Géraldine Garcia
33. Reassessment of the Posterior Brain Region in Multituberculate Mammals \ Emmanuel Gilissen and Thierry Smith

Index

 

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Clack, Jennifer A. -

Gaining ground. The origin and evolution of tetrapods. 2nd revised ed. -

2012. Indiana Univ. Press. [Ser. : Life of the Past]. 525 pp.,numerous fig./phot., 16 col. plts.

Hardcover, dustjacket, new, and in stock (1).

€ 60

 

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Forerunners of Mammals

Radiation • Histology • Biology

Edited by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Indiana University Press

Publication date: 10/28/2011

Format: cloth 352 pages, 27 color illus., 78 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-35697-0

 

€ 59,95  (new and in stock)

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About 320 million years ago a group of reptiles known as the synapsids emerged and forever changed Earth’s ecological landscapes. This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed pelycosaur ancestor to their diverse descendants, the therapsids or mammal-like reptiles, that eventually gave rise to mammals. It further showcases the remarkable evolutionary history of the synapsids in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and the environments that existed at the time. By highlighting studies of synapsid bone microstructure, it offers a unique perspective of how such studies are utilized to reconstruct various aspects of biology, such as growth dynamics, biomechanical function, and the attainment of sexual and skeletal maturity. A series of chapters outline the radiation and phylogenetic relationships of major synapsid lineages and provide direct insight into how bone histological analyses have led to an appreciation of these enigmatic animals as once-living creatures. The penultimate chapter examines the early radiation of mammals from their nonmammalian cynodont ancestors, and the book concludes by engaging the intriguing question of when and where endothermy evolved among the therapsids.

 

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
1. The Origin and Radiation of Therapsids \ Tom S. Kemp
2. Therapsid Biodiversity Patterns and Paleoenvironments of the Karoo Basin, South Africa \ Roger Smith, Bruce Rubidge, and Merrill van der Walt
3. The Microstructure of Bones and Teeth of Nonmammalian Therapsids \ Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
4. The Paleobiology and Bone Microstructure of Pelycosaurian-Grade Synapsids \ Adam K. Huttenlocker and Elizabeth Rega
5. Dicynodont Growth Dynamics and Lifestyle Adaptations \ Sanghamitra Ray, Jennifer Botha-Brink, and Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
6. Biological Inferences of the Cranial Microstructure of the Dicynodonts Oudenodon and Lystrosaurus \ Sandra C. Jasinoski and Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
7. Bone and Dental Histology of Late Triassic Dicynodonts from
North America \ Jeremy L. Green
8. Bone Histology of Some Therocephalians and Gorgonopsians, and Evidence of Bone Degradation by Fungi \ Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan and Sanghamitra Ray
9. The Radiation and Osteohistology of Nonmammaliaform Cynodonts \ Jennifer Botha-Brink, Fernando Abdala, and Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
10. The Radiation, Bone Histology, and Biology of Early Mammals \ J
ørn H. Hurum and Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
11. The Evolution of Mammalian Endothermy \ John A. Ruben, Willem J. Hillenius, Tom S. Kemp, and Devon E. Quick
References
Index

 

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English Wealden fossils     (cover)

Ed. David J Batten

The Palaeontological Association Field Guide to fossils No. 14  (1ste ed., 2011)

769 pp., numerous fig./phot./plts., some col. (400 pp. on vertebrates). Paperback, new, 1,3 kg. € 38

 

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Fossiele cephalopoden van Nederland

 

Schitterend boek !!

 

Hoedemaeker, Ph.J. et al. - Fossiele cephalopoden van Nederland. - 2012. NGV Staringia 13; 227 pp., 110 fig./phot., many col., 44 col. plts. Orig. wrps., 4to. € 20  in stock

 

 

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