Paleontological Data Analysis

  • Filename: paleontological-data-analysis.
  • ISBN: 9781405172943
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: ?yvind Hammer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



During the last 10 years numerical methods have begun to dominate paleontology. These methods now reach far beyond the fields of morphological and phylogenetic analyses to embrace biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography, and paleoecology. Paleontological Data Analysis explains the key numerical techniques in paleontology, and the methodologies employed in the software packages now available. Following an introduction to numerical methodologies in paleontology, and to univariate and multivariate techniques (including inferential testing), there follow chapters on morphometrics, phylogenetic analysis, paleobiogeography and paleoecology, time series analysis, and quantitative biostratigraphy Each chapter describes a range of techniques in detail, with worked examples, illustrations, and appropriate case histories Describes the purpose, type of data required, functionality, and implementation of each technique, together with notes of caution where appropriate The book and the accompanying PAST software package (see www.blackwellpublishing.com/hammer) are important investigative tools in a rapidly developing field characterized by many exciting new discoveries and innovative techniques An invaluable tool for all students and researchers involved in quantitative paleontology

Microfacies of Carbonate Rocks

  • Filename: microfacies-of-carbonate-rocks.
  • ISBN: 9783662087268
  • Release Date: 2013-11-11
  • Number of pages: 976
  • Author: Erik Fl├╝gel
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This unparelleled reference synthesizes the methods used in microfacies analysis and details the potential of microfacies in evaluating depositional environments and diagenetic history, and, in particular, the application of microfacies data in the study of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and the provenance of archaeological materials. Nearly 230 instructive plates (30 in color) showing thin-section photographs with detailed explanations form a central part of the content. Helpful teaching-learning aids include detailed captions for hundreds of microphotographs, boxed summaries of technical terms, many case studies, guidelines for the determination and evaluation of microfacies criteria, for enclosed CD with 14000 references, self-testing exercises for recognition and characterization skills, and more

The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang China

  • Filename: the-cambrian-fossils-of-chengjiang-china.
  • ISBN: 9780470999943
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Xian-guag Hou
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The Chengjiang biota is one of the most remarkable fossil discoveries ever made. The Cambrian Fossils of Chengjiang is the first book in English to provide fossil enthusiasts with an overview of the fauna. 100 superb full color plates. First English language illustrated guide to this important fauna. A must-have for all palaeontologists worldwide. To see a collection of images from the book, click on the following link: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/chengjiang

Psychology Mental Health and Distress

  • Filename: psychology-mental-health-and-distress.
  • ISBN: 9781137295897
  • Release Date: 2013-02-27
  • Number of pages: 452
  • Author: John Cromby
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



What does the word 'schizophrenia' mean to you? Perhaps your first thought is of someone with a medical condition that involves some kind of brain disease? But what if you knew that the person in question had been through a traumatic childhood? Would that change how you thought about their mental health? And what impact does this have on how we as a society interact with people with mental distress? Psychology, Mental Health and Distress is the first mainstream textbook that reconsiders the traditional emphasis on the biological and psychiatric models for what is commonly, but contentiously, known as 'abnormal psychology' or 'psychopathology'. It provides a fully rounded account of mental distress, including social and relationship causes, and challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Key features: * Reflects new approaches to mental health and the kinds of psychological interventions (or 'treatments') for those experiencing distress, moving away from a limited diagnostic model * Offers a wealth of case stories to portray the reality of living with distress, building your empathy to encourage sensitive practice * Fully informed by current experimental, qualitative and theoretical psychological research including research into hearing voices * Written by a team of leading clinical and social psychologists with additional contributions by renowned figures including Richard Bentall, a bestselling Penguin author whose Madness Explained won the 2004 BPS Book Award * Includes a chapter authored by those with first-hand experience of mental health services, ensuring you understand the nuances of this emotionally charged, and often controversial, topic The authors draw from a range of experience, examples and approaches to present this student-friendly and engaging text: core reading for anyone serious about understanding mental health issues.

Morphological Change in Quaternary Mammals of North America

  • Filename: morphological-change-in-quaternary-mammals-of-north-america.
  • ISBN: 0521020816
  • Release Date: 2005-10-06
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Robert A. Martin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book examines case studies of North American Quaternary mammalian evolution within the larger domain of modern evolutionary theory. It presents previously unpublished studies of a variety of taxa (xenarthrans, rodents, carnivores, ungulates) examined over several temporal scales, from a few thousand years during the Holocene to millions of years of late Pliocene and Pleistocene time. Different organizational levels are represented, from mosaic population variation, to a synopsis of Quaternary evolution of an entire order (Rodentia). In addition to specific case histories, the book includes purely theoretical and methodological contributions, for example, on the statistical recognition of stasis in the fossil record, new ways to calculate evolutionary rates, and the use of digital image analysis in the study of dental ontogeny. Perhaps the most important aspect of the studies reported in this book is that they span the time between the "ecological moment" and "deep time". Modern taxa can be traced back into the fossil record, and variation among extant taxa can be used as a control against which variation in the extinct ones can be understood.

Principles of Paleontology

  • Filename: principles-of-paleontology.
  • ISBN: 0716700220
  • Release Date: 1978-03-15
  • Number of pages: 481
  • Author: David M. Raup
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Explains in a clear and concise manner the factors involved in the description and classification of fossils and the practical applications of paleontologic data

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

  • Filename: geometric-morphometrics-for-biologists.
  • ISBN: 0127784608
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: Miriam Zelditch
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists is an introductory textbook for a course on geometric morphometrics, written for graduate students and upper division undergraduates, covering both theory of shape analysis and methods of multivariate analysis. It is designed for students with minimal math background; taking them from the process of data collection through basic and more advanced statistical analyses. Many examples are given, beginning with simple although realistic case-studies, through examples of complex analyses requiring several different kinds of methods. The book also includes URL's for free software and step-by-step instructions for using the software. * Accessible, student-tested introduction to sophisticated methods of biological shape analysis * Detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software * Numerous illustrations; including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results * Many realistic examples, both simple and complex, from on-going research * Comprehensive glossary of technical terms

Transactions

  • Filename: transactions.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015072689527
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
  • Publisher:



A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

  • Filename: a-companion-to-forensic-anthropology.
  • ISBN: 9781118255414
  • Release Date: 2012-03-19
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

Paleontology

  • Filename: paleontology.
  • ISBN: 9781139497787
  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Derek Turner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



In the wake of the paleobiological revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, paleontologists continue to investigate far-reaching questions about how evolution works. Many of those questions have a philosophical dimension. How is macroevolution related to evolutionary changes within populations? Is evolutionary history contingent? How much can we know about the causes of evolutionary trends? How do paleontologists read the patterns in the fossil record to learn about the underlying evolutionary processes? Derek Turner explores these and other questions, introducing the reader to exciting recent work in the philosophy of paleontology and to theoretical issues including punctuated equilibria and species selection. He also critically examines some of the major accomplishments and arguments of paleontologists of the last 40 years.

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