It’s been over 100 years since the last comprehensive review of vertebrate fossils from the Miocene of Calvert Cliffs, and SISP is proud to finally publish a new account. The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland spans five taxonomic groups, including pinnipeds (seals) and crocodilians (crocodiles); includes over 60 body restoration drawings; and offers countless high-resolution photographs of ancient shark teeth, fossilized shells, cliff erosion—and even Smithsonian staff, collecting fossils circa 1905.
Fred Whipple’s Empire is about how one man’s love of comets and meteors helped catalyze space science and grew into one of the world’s leading astronomical institutions, the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Smithsonian paleontologists discover the first tooth of giant beaver found in Maryland, recovered from Chesapeake Bay's Tilghman Island, which is being devoured by wave erosion. Read about this and their other amazing prehistoric finds in SISP's newest paleobiology publication.