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Book Review: Dinosaur Feeding Biology

Reviewed by James O. Farlow (Purdue University Fort Wayne)

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Book Review: The Genesis Quest

Reviewed by Joe Bauman (Salt Lake City)



Marshall, M. 2020. The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 368 pp. 
($15.60 cloth, $10.80 paper, $10.79 e-book with 40% PS discount.)



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Book Review: Remnants of Ancient Life

Reviewed by Christa Cherava (National Parks Conservation Association, USA)

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Book Review: The Desert Bones

Reviewed by Blandine Hautier (Independent fossil preparator; Bonn, Germany)

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Book Review: Foundations of Paleoecology

Reviewed by Richard Lis (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, CA)

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Books available for review

Books available for review announcement - updated!

The following volumes are available to Paleontological Society members in exchange for writing a review in Priscum. Reviews should be informative, engaging, and 400–800 words long. The tone can be informal and casual, appropriate to recommending a book to colleagues. Reviews are expected to be returned within six months after receipt. Past book reviews can be found in past issues of Priscum athttps://www.paleosoc.org/priscum-newsletter and https://www.paleosoc.org/blogReviewers must be a current member of the Paleontological Society before beginning review. If you are interested in reviewing one of these texts, please contact Book Reviews Editor Phil Novack-Gottshall ([email protected])

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Book Review: Fort Payne Crinoids

Reviewed by Alysha Zazubec (University of Oklahoma)

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Book Review: Across the Bridge

Reviewed by David R. Cordie (Edgewood College, Madison WI)

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Book Review: The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries

Reviewed by Blandine Hautier (Bonn, Germany)

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Book Review: Strata

Reviewed by Paul Strother (Boston College Weston Observatory)

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Book Review: Rare and Wonderful Treasures

Reviewed by Paul Strother (Boston College Weston Observatory)

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Book Review: Nature Through Time

Reviewed by Bruce Rothschild (Indiana University Health, formerly Carnegie Museum of Natural History)

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Book Review: Life Through the Ages

Reviewed by Phil Novack-Gottshall (Benedictine University, Lisle, IL)

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Book Review: When Humans Nearly Vanished

Reviewed by Andrej Spiridonov (Vilnius University, Lithuania & Nature Research Centre, Lithuania)

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Book Review: Animal Movement

Reviewed by Ephraim Nissan (London, England)

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Book Review: Vertebrate Skeletal Histology and Paleohistology

Reviewed by James Farlow (Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN)

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Book Review: Trilobites of the British Isles

Reviewed by Phil Novack-Gottshall (Benedictine University, Lisle, IL)

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Book Review: Penguins: The Ultimate Guide

Reviewed by Ephraim Nissan (London, England)

 
De Roy, T., M. Jones, and J. Cornthwaite, eds. 2022. Penguins: The Ultimate Guide. Second edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 240 pp. ($28.00 cloth, $19.60 e-book with 20% PS discount.)

This lavishly illustrated, large-format book provides a full-rounded treatment of all extant penguin species, but it also is an eye-opener on fossil and subfossil penguin species. Part 1 is by Tui de Roy, and covers their life cycle, the “jackass” group of braying penguins, Antarctica’s three long-tailed species (the Adélie, chinstrap, and Gentoo penguins), the crested penguins, the rockhoppers, the Little penguin of Oceania, and finally the King and Emperor penguins of Antarctica.

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Book Review: Dragons’ Teeth and Thunderstones: The Quest for the Meaning of Fossils

Reviewed by Andrej Spiridonov (Vilnius University, Lithuania & Nature Research Centre, Lithuania)

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