Introduction to Paleontology

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Introduction to Paleontology

2016

Embark on a thrilling journey from a lifeless planet to initial bursts of life, from extinctions to recovery, and ultimately to our world today. Relying considerably on the National Museum of Natural History's curatorial...

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Director
The Great Courses
Features
Stuart Sutherland
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

History on a Geological Scale
Episode 1
History on a Geological Scale
Life Cast in Ancient Stone
Episode 2
Life Cast in Ancient Stone
Tools of the Paleontological Trade
Episode 3
Tools of the Paleontological Trade
How Do You Fossilize Behavior?
Episode 4
How Do You Fossilize Behavior?
Taxonomy: The Order of Life
Episode 5
Taxonomy: The Order of Life
Minerals and the Evolving Earth
Episode 6
Minerals and the Evolving Earth
Fossil Timekeepers
Episode 7
Fossil Timekeepers
Fossils and the Shifting Crust
Episode 8
Fossils and the Shifting Crust
Our Vast Troves of Microfossils
Episode 9
Our Vast Troves of Microfossils
Ocean Fire and the Origin of Life
Episode 10
Ocean Fire and the Origin of Life
The Ancient Roots of Biodiversity
Episode 11
The Ancient Roots of Biodiversity
Arthropod Rule on Planet Earth
Episode 12
Arthropod Rule on Planet Earth
Devonian Death and the Spread of Forests
Episode 13
Devonian Death and the Spread of Forests
Life's Greatest Crisis: The Permian
Episode 14
Life's Greatest Crisis: The Permian
Life's Slow Recovery after the Permian
Episode 15
Life's Slow Recovery after the Permian
Dinosaur Interpretations and Spinosaurus
Episode 16
Dinosaur Interpretations and Spinosaurus
Whales: Throwing Away Legs for the Sea
Episode 17
Whales: Throwing Away Legs for the Sea
Insects, Plants, and the Rise of Flower Power
Episode 18
Insects, Plants, and the Rise of Flower Power
The Not-So-Humble Story of Grass
Episode 19
The Not-So-Humble Story of Grass
Australia's Megafauna: Komodo Dragons
Episode 20
Australia's Megafauna: Komodo Dragons
Mammoths, Mastodons, and the Quest to Clone
Episode 21
Mammoths, Mastodons, and the Quest to Clone
The Little People of Flores
Episode 22
The Little People of Flores
The Neanderthal Among Us
Episode 23
The Neanderthal Among Us
Paleontology and the Future of Earth
Episode 24
Paleontology and the Future of Earth