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ARTICLES

Fortunato, H. The Central American land bridge: evolution at work.
Laurito, Cesar A. Paleobiogeografía del arribo de mamíferos suramericanos al sur de América Central de previo al gran intercambio biótico americano: un vistazo al GABI en América Central
Morell et al. Quaternary outer fore-arc deformation and uplift inboard of the Panama Triple Junction, Burica Peninsula
Stone, Richard. Battle for the Americas.

APPS

Paleobiology Database Navigator

PBDB Navigator allows users to explore the Paleobiology Database through space, time, and taxonomy. We recommend that you watch a 5 minutes tutorial.

MANCOS

Mancos brings the geology of the United States to your iPhone. Tap the map, search by name, or use GPS to instantly locate yourself, show state-level geological maps, the geological formation and the regional stratigraphic column, all supplied by the servers at earth-base.org.

Earth As Art by NASA

In 1960 the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of… Learn more about this app from NASA site.

Lambert By Peter Appel

This app turns your iPhone (or iPad) into a geological compass, a tool for each geologist. It can be used to measure the direction of dip and the angle of dip of geological strata. The app shows the current device orientation in a realtime stereographic projection.

EarthViewer

What did Earth look like 250 million years ago? Or 1 billion years ago? Or 4.5 billion years ago? EarthViewer is an interactive tool for tablet computers that allows you to explore the science of Earth’s deep history.