Palaeontology and Evolution

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THE HOT-BLOODED DINOSAURS A Revolution in Palaeontology
Adrian J. Desmond
SBN856340375
$40.00

A classic of the genre in which the author conducted a sweeping re-evaluation of the evidence to propose the interpretation of dinosaurs not as lumbering reptiles but as sophisticated, energetic and warm blooded. A view now widely depicted in modern reconstructions. Slight foxing to fore edge. First edition.

Blond and Briggs, London, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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TEXT-BOOK OF PALEONTOLOGY
Karl A. von Zittel edited by Charles R. Eastman
510230912
$95.00

This English edition has been revised and enlarged by the author in collaboration with the editor and other specialists. Classification of the then available fossils. Illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts. This set is a mix of the 1902 first edition of volume one, and the 1913 second edition of volume two. A heavy set, excess postage may be charged for overseas orders.

MacMillan and Co., London, 1902 and 1913. Hardback with no dust jacket. 839 + 283 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EXPRESSIONS OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS
Charles Darwin
ISBN9780141439440
$35.00

An audacious and thought provoking book that addresses the question of man's place in nature focusing on attention on features central to humanity: mind and emotion. The author's last important work first published in 1872, this is the rare 1890 second edition including notes Darwin made anticipating a revision, and includes many of the original photographs and line drawings.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 356 pages. NEW


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ASPECTS OF DARWIN A New Zealand Celebration
Various Authors
ISBN9780473176921
$40.00

Twelve essays in this volume celebrate the life, thought and influence of Darwin from a New Zealand perspective and developed from a symposium held at Knox College, Dunedin in 2009.

Hewitson Library Monograph No. 1, Dunedin 2010. Hardback, no jacket as issued. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WORLD OF LIFE
Alfred Russel Wallace
810211714
$75.00

A summation of his work on the Darwinian theory of evolution. His research into various fields with their proving of the theory of selective evolution. THIS COPY has some foxing to closed edges.

Chapman and Hall, London, 1910. Hardback with no dust jacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND