Bookworms

  • 6 hours, 14 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Similar to the echinoderm book I posted, this one is a collection of papers around the theme of using experimental approaches to better understand fossil organisms. It’s technical and crosses many animals, time periods, and techniques. I don’t normally purchase books like this but I contributed to one of the papers! It was on Ancyrocrinus holdfasts that look like little anchors.

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    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Fossils of Ohio – a comprehensive look into the ancient fauna of Ohio. Very easy to get through and so much knowledge! This book was an excellent reference for me during my MS! And Dunkleosteus is my favorite vertebrate!

    • Being a Dry Dredger, I have to agree that this is a good reference. And, if you ignore the over sized section on plant fossils, the bulk of the really cool stuff is Cincinnatian!

    • @jkallmeyer Haha! I can’t say I’ve read the plant section but I should, it’s probably incredibly informative!

      • @jbauer Did you know that the initial publication was delayed because of the plant section? Also, the brachiopod illustrations for the Cincinnatian were taken right out of the Cincinnati Fossils book.

        • I did not know that, but I’m not surprised! The plant section is quite large! I knew the brachiopod illustrations were borrowed!

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    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Echinoderm Paleobiology edited by Bill Ausich and Gary Webster. I purchased this book as a primer to starting my PhD and joining the echinoderm world. It is more advanced and is essentially a book of technical papers edited together. If you are unfamiliar with echinoderm terminology this will be tricky but not impossible to get through. It is, however, an excellent grouping of papers!

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    Jack Kallmeyer posted an update in the group Bookworms

    Has anyone else looked into the Great Courses videos?  I have gotten a number of them concerning both paleontology, geology, evolution, earth history, etc.  I have found them to be quite interesting.  They aren’t cheap but if you aren’t in a hurry, the title you want will go on sale for a substantial discount. My only complaint is that they are heavy on lecture with a well qualified professor presenting the material but short on visual aides.  I could do with more slides or images supporting what is being discussed with less face time of the presenter.  I’d like to see him more as a narrator/lecturer.  Anyone else have experience with these videos?

    • I have not looked into Great Courses but I have participated in a course on edx.org – it was in physics though. It looks like they don’t have a great selection for Earth History or Paleontology. The course I took was slides that were narrated over, but also with a transcript – which really helped me. Sometimes they would show the professor but he wasn’t the major element of the course. I remember seeing many more slides than his face.

  • 1 month ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Ontogeny and Phylogeny by Stephen Jay Gould. Two of my favorite subjects! Ontogeny is the study of how organisms grow, a good example of this can be seen recorded in our photo albums (ourselves). And phylogeny is the evolutionary history of a group of organisms. There is definitely technical language that may require a glossary but a good read!

    • Jen, your idea to start this group was a good one. It is reassuring that people are still interested in reading good books on the various aspects of paleontology.

    • @jkallmeyer – Thanks! It was definitely one of my better group ideas, it’s been really successful so far. I also thought it might be a good way to get interested people to post that might not have as many fossils as we do!

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    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region by D.L. Meyer and R.A. Davis. It’s easy to get lost in the cover on this one and dream about diving into an ancient sea! I got this when I first moved to Ohio in 2012! Terms are defined and augmented by clear and large figures and photos so great intro to the region for all levels of learners!

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Nathan Newell posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    This is another of my favorite eye candy books. The illustrations are done by William Stout, and they have a ’70s fantasy vibe to them. It’s like Dungeons and Dragons meets dinosaurs. 😁👍

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Michael Deak posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    One of my favorite pages from the graphic novelization of Chuck’s book. Makes you wonder what kind of dreams that man had.

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