PALAIOS Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Martin Zuschin and Gabriela Mangano  — Coeditors
Kathleen Huber — Managing Editor

 
2017 
 
Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soil and Paleosols (Springer, Topics in Geobiology, Volume 37)
     Jorge F. Genise, 2016

     Reviewed by Thomas M. Bown, Colorado State University
    3/8/2017

Review
 
2011 
 
The Evolutionary History of Nematodes as Revealed in Stone, Amber and Mummies
(Nematology Monographs and Perspectives, Volume 9)
     George O. Poinar, Jr., 2011

     Reviewed by Art Boucot, Oregon State University
8/31/2011

Review
 
Wasserinsekten im Baltischen Bernstein
[Aquatic Insects in Baltic Amber]
     Wilfried Wichard, Carsten Gröhn, and Fabian Seredszus, Bilingual text (English/German), 2009

     Reviewed by George Poinar, Oregon State University
8/31/2011

Review
 
 

Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country
     Marc S. Hendrix, 2011

     Reviewed by Kevin Evans, Missouri State University

8/31/2011

Review

 

Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park
     Alan F. Glazner and Greg M. Stock, 2010

     Reviewed by Kevin Evans, Missouri State University

8/31/2011

Review

 
 

Physical Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analyses
     Magnus Wangen, 2010

     Reviewed by Robert G. Tscherny, Chevron Energy Technology Company

8/31/2011

Review

 

Paleoimaging: Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts
     R.G. Beckett and G.J. Conlogue, 2010

     Reviewed by Ilya V. Buynevich, Temple University

8/31/2011

Review

 

Carnivoran Evolution: New Views on Phylogeny, Form and Function
     Anjali Goswami and Anthony Friscia, editors, 2010

     Reviewed by Joseph E. Peterson, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

8/31/2011

Review

 

Molluscan Paleontology of the Chesapeake Miocene
     Edward J. Petuch and Mardie Drolshagen, 2010

     Reviewed by Warren D. Allmon, Paleontological Research Institution and Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University.

3/14/2011

Review

 

Biodiversity of Fossils in Amber from the Major World Deposits
     David Penney, ed., 2010

     Reviewed by Dr. George Poinar, Oregon State University

3/14/2011

Review

 

Periglacial and Paraglacial Processes and Environments
     J. Knight and S. Harrison, ed., 2009

     Reviewed by Leigh Sterns, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

1/12/11

Review

 

Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex
     Lowell Dingus and Mark A. Norell, 2010

     Reviewed by Kenneth Carpenter, Prehistoric Museum, Utah State University .College of Eastern Utah

1/12/11

Review

     

 

The Geology of Ireland, 2nd ed.
     Charles Hepworth Holland and Ian S. Sanders, eds., 2009

     Reviewed by Dr. John Murray, Earth & Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway

1/12/11

Review

 

2010 
 
 

Roadside Geology of Minnesota
     Richard W. Ojakangas, ed., 2009

     Reviewed by Sandra S. Brake, Indiana State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Systems

5/10/2010

Review
(PDF 268 KB)

 

Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
     James L. Nation, 2nd ed., 2008

     Reviewed by Marten J. Edwards, Biology Department, Muhlenberg College; John S. Edwards, Department of Biology, University of Washington

5/5/2010

Review
(PDF 260 KB)

 

Echinoderm Paleobiology
     William I. Ausich and Gary D. Webster, eds., 2008

     Reviewed by Rich Mooi, California Academy of Sciences, Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology

5/5/2010

Review
(PDF 276 KB)

 

Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management,
2nd ed.
     John S. Gray and Michael Elliot, 2009

     Reviewed by Shahin E. Dashtgard, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University

1/6/2010

Review
(PDF 248 KB)

 

Natural Climate Variability and Global Warming .A Holocene Perspective
     Richard W. Battarbee and Heather A. Binney, eds., 2008

     Reviewed by William W. Hay Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder

1/5/2010

Review
(PDF 156 KB)

 

Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia
     P.E. Playford, R.M. Hocking, and A.E. Cockbain, 2009

     Reviewed by Noel P. James, Queen's University, Ontario

1/5/2010

Review
(PDF 160 KB)

 

Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene
     Ross H. Nehm and Ann F. Budd, eds., 2008

     Reviewed by David H. Goodwin, Department of Geosciences, Denison University

1/5/2010

Review
(PDF 164 KB)

 

2009 
 
 

Essential Soil Science: A Clear and Concise Introduction to Soil Science
     Mark R. Ashman and Geeta Puri, 2002

     Reviewed by Alan F. Halfen, Department of Geography University of Kansas

9/4/2009

Review
(PDF 260 KB)

 

T. rex and the Crater of Doom
     Walter Alvarez, 1997

     Reviewed by Justin Tweet, Paleontology Research Assistant (Guest Scientist) National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division

9/4/2009

Review
(PDF 292 KB)

 

Swimming in Stone. The amazing Gogo fossils of the Kimberley
     John Long, 2006

     Reviewed by Hans-Peter Schultze, The University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center

7/26/2009

Review
(PDF 208 KB)

 

Controls on Carbonate Platform and Reef Development
     edited by J. Lukasik and J.A. (Toni) Simo, 2008

     Reviewed by Tracy D. Frank, Department of Geosciences University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3/30/2009

Review
(PDF 268 KB)

 

Bonebeds
     edited by Raymond R. Rogers, David A. Eberth, and Anthony R. Fiorillo, 2007

     Reviewed by Brian F. Platt, University of Kansas, Department of Geology

3/2/2009

Review
(PDF 164 KB)

 

The Rock from Mars - A Detective Story on Two Planets
     Kathy Sawyer, 2006

     Reviewed by M. Dane Picard, Department of Geology, University of Utah

3/2/2009

Review
(PDF 276 KB)

 

Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback
     edited by Robert W. Scott, 2007

     Reviewed by Igor Vlahovi.., University of Zagreb

3/2/2009

Review
(PDF 164 KB)

 

Paleopalynology, 2nd ed
     Alfred Traverse, 2007

     Reviewed by Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology

3/2/2009

Review
(PDF 332 KB)

 

Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids: From Theoretical Approaches to Field Applications
     Éric Wajnberg, Carlos Bernstein, Jacques van Alphen, eds., 2008

     Reviewed by Michael S. Engel, Division of Entomology (Paleoentomology), Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

3/2/2009

Review
(PDF 252 KB)

 
2008 
 
 

The New Encyclopedia of Snakes
     Chris Mattison, 2007

     Reviewed by Daniel I. Hembree, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 180 KB)

 

A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning To End
     John E. N. Veron, 2008

     Reviewed by Wolfgang Kiessling and Heike Mewis, Museum fu..r Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 168 KB)

 

Water and the Environment: AGI Environmental Awareness Series, 5
     Stephen J. Vandas, Thomas C. Winter, and William A. Battaglin, 2002

     Reviewed by G. L. Macpherson, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 132 KB)

 

Glossary of Geology, 5th ed.
     edited by Klaus K. E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson, 2005

     Reviewed by John W. Counts, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 152 KB)

 

Plant Desiccation Tolerance
     M.A. Jenks and A.J. Wood, editors, 2007

     Reviewed by Judith Totman Parrish, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 176 KB)

 

Shorebirds of North America: The Photographic Guide
     by D. Paulson, 2005

     Reviewed by Amanda Falk Department of Geology University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 148 KB)

 

The Deep
     Claire Nouvian, 2007

     Reviewed by G. L. Macpherson, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/30/2008

Review
(PDF 144 KB

 

Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds
     Luis M. Chiappe, 2007

     Reviewed by David A. Burnham, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas

4/4/2008

Review
(PDF 192 KB)

 

The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections: Fireballs, Falls, and Finds
     edited by G.J.H McCall, A.J. Bowden, and R.J., Howarth, 2006

     Reviewed by Matthew L. Morgan Colorado Geological Survey

4/4/2008

Review
(PDF 196 KB)

 

Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology
     Elisabeth A. Parfitt and Lionel Wilson, 2008

     Reviewed by Anthony W. Walton, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

4/4/2008

Review
(PDF 156 KB)

 

Cool-Water Carbonates: Depositional Systems and Palaeoenvironmental Controls
     edited by H. M. Pedley and G. Carannante, 2006

     Reviewed by Brian D. Keith, Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University and Department of Geological Sciences

4/4/2008

Review
(PDF 188 KB)

 

Early Earth Systems: A Geochemical Approach
     Hugh R. Rollinson, 2007

     Reviewed by Christopher M. Fedo, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee

4/4/2008

Review
(PDF 168 KB)

 

Environmental Sedimentology
     Edited by Chris Perry and Kevin Taylor, 2007

     Reviewed by Kathryn Amos, Australian School of Petroleum, The University Of Adelaide

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 156 KB)

 

Why Size Matters: From Bacteria to Blue Whales
     John Tyler Bonner, 2006

     Reviewed by Jon J. Smith, Kansas Geological Survey

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 96 KB)

 

Insect Diets: Science and Technology
     A. C. Cohen, 2004

     Reviewed by Conrad C. Labandeira, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 184 KB)

 

Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology
     Spencer G. Lucas, Giuseppe Cassinis, and Joerg W. Schneider, eds., 2006

     Reviewed by Kenneth D. Angielczyk, Department of Geology, The Field Museum

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 204 KB)

 

Trace Fossils: Concepts, Problems, Prospects
     William Miller, ed, 2007

     Reviewed by Emese M. Bordy, Rhodes University

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 188 KB)

 

Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology and Criminal Investigation
     Raymond C. Murray, 2004

     Reviewed by Ernest Angino, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

1/13/2008

Review
(PDF 124 KB

 
 2007
 

 

Geowriting, Fifth Revised Edition
     R.L. Bates, M.D. Adkins-Heljeson, and R.C. Buchanan, eds., 2004

     Reviewed by Erin Saupe, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

11/15/07

Review
(PDF 144 KB)

 

The Oceans and Climate
     Grant Bigg, 2003

     Reviewed by 07 Martin Zuschin, Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna

10/30/07

Review
(PDF 172 KB)

 

Palaeozoic Reefs and Bioaccumulations: Climatic and Evolutionary Controls
     J.J. Álvaro, M. Aretz, F. Boulvain, A. Munnecke, D. Vachard, and E. Vennin, E., eds., 2007

     Reviewed by Brian R. Pratt, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan

9/29/07

Review
(PDF 156 KB

 

Mud and mudstones. Introduction and overview
     P.E. Potter, J.B. Maynard, and P.J. Depetris, 2005

     Reviewed by Juergen Schieber, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University

9/22/07

Review
(PDF 208 KB)

 

Raymond Cecil Moore: Legendary Scholar and Scientist, World-Class Geologist and Paleontologist
     Daniel F. Merriam, 2007

     Reviewed by William Ausich, School of Earth Sciences, Orton Geological Museum, The Ohio State University

9/14/07

Review
(PDF 200 KB)

 

The Deposition of Organic-Carbon-Rich Sediments: Models, Mechanisms, and Consequences
     Nicholas B. Harris, ed., 2005

     Reviewed by Juergen Schieber, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University

9/7/07

Review
(PDF 132 KB)

 

River Variability and Complexity
     S. A. Schumm, 2005

     Reviewed by John Bridge, Binghamton University Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies

9/1/07

Review
(PDF 160 KB)

 

Roadside Geology of Louisiana
     D. Spearing, 2007

     Reviewed by Dan Hembree, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University

8/25/2007

Review
(PDF 148 KB)

 

Glacier Science and Environmental Change
     P.G. Knight, ed., 2006

     Reviewed by Kees van der Veen, Department of Geography, University of Kansas

8/2/07

Review
(PDF 152 KB)

 

Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
     D. Archer, 2007

     Reviewed by Nathaniel A. Brunsell, University of Kansas, Department of Geography

7/24/2007

Review
(PDF 184 KB)

 

Invasion Ecology
     Julie L. Lockwood, Martha A. Hoopes, and Michael P. Marchetti, 2007

     Reviewed by Alycia Stigall, Department of Geological Sciences Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies Ohio University

7/23/07

Review
(PDF 148 KB)

 

Evolving Form and Function: Fossils and Development. Proceedings of a Symposium Honoring Adolf Seilacher for his Contributions to Paleontology, in Celebration of his 80th Birthday
     edited by D.E.G. Briggs, 2005

     Reviewed by Russell Shapiro, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University

7/15/2007

Review
(PDF 180 KB)

 

Changing Sea Levels: Effects of Tides, Weather and Climate
     David Pugh, 2004

     Reviewed by Stefano Dominici, University of Florence, Museo di Storia Naturale, Sezione di Geologia e Paleontologia

6/26/2007

Review
(PDF 152 KB)

 

Neoproterozoic Geobiology and Paleobiology (Topics in Geobiology)
     Shuhai Xiao and A. J. Kaufman, eds., 2006

     Reviewed by Alison N. Olcott, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

6/20/2007

Review
(PDF 216 KB)

 

Predation in Organisms: A Distinct Phenomenon
      Ashraf M. T. Elewa, 2006

     Reviewed by Gregory P. Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution

6/8/2007

Review
(PDF 144 KB

 

Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology
      edited by Richard B. Aronson, 2007

     Reviewed by Eberhard Gischler Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

5/31/2007

Review
(PDF 200 KB

 

Principles of Paleontology, Third Edition
     Michael Foote and Arnold Miller, 2007

     Reviewed by Jonathan R. Hendricks, Department of Geology, University of Kansas

5/20/2007

Review
(PDF 180 KB)

 

Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky
     Jack Horner, 2005

     Reviewed by Teresa MacDonald, Director of Education, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review
(PDF 196 KB

 

Ice Age Mammals of North America: A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre
     Ian M. Lange, 2002

     Reviewed by Teresa MacDonald, Director of Education, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review
(PDF 192 KB)

 

A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems
     J.R. Ehleringer, T.E. Cerling, and M.D. Dearing, eds., 2005

     Reviewed by Clint J. Springer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

5/14/2007

Review
(PDF 196 KB)

 

   

Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea
     Michael J. Everhart, 2005

     Reviewed by Scott A. Hageman, Department of Geology and Geography, Park University

4/29/2007

Review
(PDF 228 KB)

 

Cretaceous-Tertiary High-Latitude Palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica
     J.E. Francis, D. Pirrie, and J.A. Crame, 2006

     Reviewed by Howard Falcon-Lang, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

4/26/2007

Review
(PDF 180 KB)

 

Dinosaurs of Italy
     C. Dal Sasso, 2004

     Reviewed by Aleksandar Mezga, Faculty of Science, Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Zagreb

4/26/2007

Review
(PDF 212 KB)

 

Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed
      Philip J. Currie and Eva B. Koppelhus, eds., 2005.

     Reviewed by Brian L. Hoffman, Department of Natural and Physical Sciences, Park University

4/17/2007

Review
(PDF 200 KB)

  



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