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This book shows the magnificent seas and lands that the Earth has experienced, a systematic description about scientific discoveries and stories in the earth science research and the fleeting moments in geological history.

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XU Honghe. 2019. Stories of Fossils and Strata. Science Press.

ISBN: 978-7-030-61636-4.


This book contains four parts: basic, evolution, review and appendix. The basic article introduces the basic knowledge of paleontology; the evolution chapter introduces the latest paleontological knowledge and achievements, especially the Cambrian Explosion and its great significance; the review article is mainly the author's inspiration for the understanding of biological evolution events and taxa; the three articles in the appendix are the author's perception of the local customs on the way and the natural life phenomena.

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FENG Weiming. 2019. Legend of Biological Evolution. China University of Science and Technology Press.

ISBN: 978-7-312-04578-3.


This is a science book for children that uses fossils to introduce vertebrates in the Triassic sea.

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FU Qiang, FENG Weiming. 2019. Monsters from the Triassic Sea. Jiangsu Phoenix Children's Publishing House.

ISBN: 978-7-558-41086-4. 

This book mainly describes the methods to recognize fossils, identify fossils, comprehend fossils, and explore the classic fossils in geological period and the relationship between fossils and humans.

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FENG Weiming, YE Facheng. 2019. The Code of Prehistorical Life - Interpretation of Fossils. Jiangsu Science and Technology Press, Phoenix Science Press.

ISBN: 978-7-553-79281-1.


This book introduces the journey of the author and his research team from Weng'an, Guizhou, to Huangshan Mountain, Anhui, and to Zigui, western Hubei, and shows the cooperation and persistent spirit of scientific researchers. The author explains the early forms and evolution progress of the complex life in detail using exquisite fossil photographs of the Sinian Period and simple texts.

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YUAN Xunlai. 2019. The Sinian Life. China University of Science and Technology Press.

ISBN: 978-7-312-04626-1.



A thesis album entitled "Virtual Palaeontology: when fossils reconstructed by X-ray tomography" was published in Palaeoworld (Volume 28, Issue 4).

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A thesis album entitled "Devonian to Early Permian-Prelude and progression of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age" was published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. The album contains 1 review paper and 23 research papers, divided into 2 volumes (531 volumes A & B).

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A thesis album entitled "The East Tethys Mesozoic and Cenozoic Geology and Paleontology Evolution Research Album" was published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Volume 515). This new album includes 13 research papers and a preface review and contains the latest research results by scientists from China, Australia, Switzerland, the United States, Britain, and Germany dealing with the fields as petrology, geochemistry, paleontology, and sedimentology of East Tethys.

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The album entitled "Devonian palaeoecosystems and palaeoenvironments of South China" was published in Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. It contains 1 preface and 8 research papers. It comprehensively collated and systematically summarized the research progress of Devonian paleontology and paleoecology in recent years.

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