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As part of the 350 Year of Scientific Publishing celebration from the Royal Society, top palaeontologist Derek Briggs wrote a paper describing the history of study of known Cambrian freak, Opabinia regalis, one of the first fossils to have been redescribed by Harry Whittington in the 1970s revival of the Burgess Shale. This paper is a must-read for […] The post The History and Significance of Anomalocaris appeared first on Teaching Biology.
The Lord Howe stick insect is one of the most famous single isnect species. To summarise its story, it is a giant, flightless stick insect that was endemic on Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea, 770 km off the coast of Australia. In the 1930s , it was pronounced extinct due to excessive invasive rat predation, […] The post What’s A Tree Lobster? What’s A Land Lobster? appeared first on Teaching Biology.
Jobs for entomologists outside of academia are mostly in the agricultural or educational sectors, but there is one career that tends to be forgotten: forensic entomology. The most famous forensic entomologist may be CSI: Las Vegas‘s Gil Grissom, but it is in fact a very active field in real life, both practically and in research. The forensic entomologist will typically be […] The post An Introduction to Forensic Entomology appeared first on Teaching […]
Do not miss the latest sale from the Geological Society of London. You can get books usually costing 90+ British Pounds for only 10 British Pounds. Go forth and check the offers! As usual, my biased picks are below. Feel free to buy them for yourself. If you feel too spoiled, I don’t mind having […] The post Mindblowing book sale from the Geological Society! appeared first on Teaching Biology.
2015 book lists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 History: Aristoteles und die Geburt der biologischen Wissenschaft (German Edition) by Martin F. Meyer [Springer Spektrum] Price: $109.00 £67.99 EUR 99,58 EUR 79,99 EUR 73,86 EUR 77,75 CDN$ 136.35 Außenseiter in der Wissenschaft: Pioniere - Wegweiser - Reformer (German Edition) by Franz Wuketits [Springer Spektrum] […] The post 2015 Book Smorgasbord! Part 8 (History, Philosophy) appeared first on Teaching Biology.
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