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  Ammonite
Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity.
Ammonite is utterly believable, and at times heart-wrenching in its emotional power; the characterisation is impeccable.
Ammonite is science fiction, and it is in her hands: like a coiled spring; a secret, many chambered fossil, round and snug and tight.
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  Ammonite Fossils & Ammonites Evolution by Discovering Fossils
Ammonites were the predators of their time, feeding on most living marine creatures including molluscs, fish and even other cephalopods.
The body of the Ammonite was contained within the large final, open-ended section called the 'living' or 'head chamber', from which the tentacles were extended to catch prey.
The chambered interior of the shell is referred to as the phragmocone, and in life this contained gasses which enabled the ammonite to regulate its buoyancy within the water column.
www.discoveringfossils.co.uk /Ammonites.htm   (916 words)

  
  Ammonite (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
However, biblically, "Ammonite" was the usual name of the descendants of Ammon, the son of Lot (Gen.
The Ammonites were probably more of a predatory tribe, moving from place to place, while the Moabites were more settled.
One of Solomon's wives was Naamah, an Ammonite.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/ammonite.html   (304 words)

  
  Ammonite Fossil - Picture - MSN Encarta
Now extinct, the ammonite mollusk was a shelled cephalopod, usually appearing in a coiled, spiral shape.
The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs.
Ammonites inhabited the world’s oceans and now appear as fossils in marine rocks.
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 Thaigem.com | Info Center | Gemstone Discovery | Ammonite
Ammonites were able to swim, thanks to the unique construction of their shell, which was divided into a series of air chambers.
Ammonite fossils are found on every continent but it is those found in and around Alberta, Canada that display the most vivid colors and are treasured as gems.
Ammonites displaying one or more distinct colors or play of colors are graded A, while in B grades, colors are less distinct or they may show directional color.
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 Ammonite - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ammonite (mollusk), common name for a group of extinct marine mollusks with a coiled shell made up of a series of chambers.
Ammonite (ancient people), ancient Semitic people who inhabited the region between the Syrian Desert and the Jordan River in present-day Jordan....
During the Cretaceous Period, heat continued to be released from the margins of the drifting continents, and as they slowly sank, vast inland seas...
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Ammonite Resources was formed in 1982 to provide professional advisory services for the geotechnical and economic evaluation and financing of petroleum and mineral resource investments world wide.
Ammonite's unique strength as technical consultants is our ability to also assess the economic and commercial aspects of direct mineral investments and ventures, and to recommend and execute strategies designed to maximize the economic return for our clients.
Ammonite Resources is an unusual firm in that our network of professionals is widely distributed geographically, giving us active representation throughout the "oil patch" in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union, as well as in the financial centers of North America and Europe.
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 Ammonite mythology
Ammonites were a spiral-shelled cephalopod, resembling a snail crossed with a squid.
Because ammonites resemble ram's horns, the ancient Egyptians considered them sacred to Ammon, the ram-headed god, whose own name (also variously transliterated as Amon, Amen, or Amun) meant 'the hidden one,' as he represented a mysterious, invisible creative power which was the source of all life.
Sometimes people would carve snake's heads on the end of ammonite fossils, to heighten their resemblance to petrified coiled serpents, and were sold to people wandering through.
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 Ammonite - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Ammonite, common name for an extinct group of cephalopods that usually had a tightly coiled, spiral-shaped shell.
Ammonites, ancient Semitic people who inhabited the region between the Syrian Desert and the Jordan River in present-day Jordan.
Swimming in the seas were abundant ammonites and belemnites that became less diverse during the...
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 Articles / Origins Issues / Ammonite Evolution? - Institute for Creation Research
Ammonites were a subclass of cephalopods (squid, octopus) with coiled shells, complex sutures (lines of fusion), and septa (a partition or wall between two cavities).
Fossilized remains of ammonites may be found in virtually every country in sizes ranging from nine feet across to less than a half an inch.
The ammonites were free-swimming creatures (called nekton) of the open ocean, falling prey to plesiosaurs as they cruised the seas both before and during the Flood.
www.icr.org /index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=27   (451 words)

  
 Ammonites Etc -- Introduction
Ammonites are probably the best known type of fossil, with their classic spiral snail shell shape.
The name Ammonite is derived from ancient Egypt where they were called “Ammon’s Stones” due to their resemblance to the “rams horns of Ammon”, the Egyptian God of life and procreation, and who had rams horns behind each ear, which look like Ammonites.
As different species of Ammonites lived during different time periods, scientists can use these animals to determine the relative age of the rocks in which their fossils are found ("index fossils").
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Ammonites were squid-like creatures with coiled shells containing gas filled chambers which provided buoyancy.
Ammonites needed such speed and defense as they were favored as a delicacy by mosasaurs, another predacious marine reptile.
It is a very beautiful ammonite and the contrast between the shiny, colorful and bright ammonite as apposed to the dull and flat rock is amazing.
www.indiana9fossils.com /Ammonites/Canada.htm   (547 words)

  
 Ammonites
Or, is it the ammonite's shells, originally composed of aragonite, a carbonite mineral, which is unstable at standard temperature and pressure, and reverts to calcite over tens of millions of years.
Ammonites cyclically declined and radiated through the many extinction events that punctuated the Paleozoic and Mesozoic Eras and were extremely prolific in the Mesozoic.
Ammonites are also a favorite subject of the artistically inclined individual that may cut, polish and mount them in various ways.
www.fossilmuseum.net /Fossil_Galleries/Ammonites.htm   (308 words)

  
 ammonite - Encyclopedia.com
ammonite, one of a type of extinct marine cephalopod mollusk, related to the nautilus and resembling it in having an elaborately coiled and chambered shell.
Unlike the interiors of nautilus shells, the chambers of ammonite shells display intricately shaped septa and sutures.
Ammonites are classified in the phylum Mollusca, class Cephalopoda, subclass Ammonoidea.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-ammonite.html   (319 words)

  
 Ammmonite Reconstructions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scaphites was a geographically widespread genus of heteromorph ammonite that was common throughout the Middle and Late Cretaceous.
An ammonite is featured in the mosaic in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol, considered to be one of architect Bertram Goodhue's finest buildings.
A peculiarity of this reconstruction are the relatively few arms the ammonite has; most reconstructions of the period were based heavily on the living nautilus, which has at least fifty arms.
homepage.mac.com /nmonks/ammonites/moreammonites.html   (864 words)

  
 NOC Glider Home Page
During the second leg of the cruises with the Tethys II Coprolite was recovered as it was at the surface having a leak detected.
Ammonite was a bit of problem as the initial tests on shore indicated a non-responsive depth sensor.
Ammonite and Coprolite were deployed on Tuesday 10 Oct. Ammonite was taken on board again later that day for checking up the ARGOS transmitter; Coprolite was left in the water.
www.noc.soton.ac.uk /omf/lmm/glider   (1408 words)

  
 Ammonite - Virtual wonders at The Natural History Museum
Ammonites were similar in shape and form to the modern Nautilus.
They were very common in the oceans of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, 400 to 65 million years ago, evolving in the Devonian Period.
This fossil ammonite (Mortoniceras inflatum) is from the Upper Albian (Lower Cretaceous), and was collected from Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1932.
www.nhm.ac.uk /nature-online/virtual-wonders/vrammonite.html   (99 words)

  
 Ammonite Pair from Madagascar
Madagascar Ammonites are from the Jurassic period (approximately 180 million years ago).
Ammonite fossils are a mineralized replacement of this ancient sea creature's shell.
Ammonites are an extinct mollusk, related to the nautilus, with a spiraling chambered shell.
www.towercrystals.com /ammonite   (134 words)

  
 Ammonites and Ammonite info from Korite International
Ammonites were hard shelled squid-like marine animals that existed from the Palaeozoic to the end of the Cretaceous era when they suddenly became extinct.
The name "ammonite" is derived from the ancient Egyptian god Ammon who considered them to be devine and is represented by the head of a ram with twisted spiral horns that are reminiscent of ammonites twisted shells.
The Roman historian Pliny the Elder regarded ammonite as the holiest stone because it was said to evoke prophetic dreams.
www.korite.com /ammonite.htm   (112 words)

  
 Ammonite: delicate, stylish indie electronic
Ammonite are electronic producer Kolin Fraser (aka Biomechanoid) and angel-voiced vocalist Nicky Cairney.
Under the name "biomechanoid", Kolin is also developing quite a reputation as a sound designer for some of the most forward thinking virtual synthesizers.
Ammonite perform live regularly, and are part of the Universal Communication Network creative collective which has associations with several other Magnatune artists, including Artemis, Michael Weeks and Claire Fitch.
magnatune.com /artists/ammonite   (211 words)

  
 Ammonites - ZoomSchool.com
The closest living relative of the ammonite is the chambered nautilus.
Ammonites were common during the Mesozoic Era, but are not found after the Cretaceous period (when they went extinct).
For example, if a new fossil is found in the same rock layer as an ammonite that is known to have lived only during the Cretaceous period, the new fossil can likely be dated to that same period.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/Ammonite.shtml   (401 words)

  
 Ammonite Fossil Information
Chambers were formed in the coiled shell by the ammonite as it grew.
Metaphysical: Ammonite aids the lungs and limbs and aids in relaxation.
Ammonite enhances seeing the “big picture” and is also very protective.
www.webcom.com /canefan/ancientwisdom/ammonitefossil.html   (136 words)

  
 Ammonites from around the world
Description:  these ammonites are a nice pink color that did not come across well in the photo.
Description: This cut ammonite is highly polished on the cut side, most of the chambers are hollow and lined with calcite.
Description:  this ammonite is a nice pink color that did not come across well in the photo.
www.fossilsearch.com /Ammonites.htm   (590 words)

  
 Ammonite Resources
Ammonite Resources was formed in 1982 to provide professional advisory services for the technical and economic evaluation and financing of petroleum and mineral resource investments world wide.
Ammonite advises clients in the acquisition or divestiture of specific mineral and financial assets, or entire companies; and evaluates, structures and locates financing or joint venture partners for petroleum and mineral related ventures.
Ammonite Resources is also an unusual firm in that our network of professionals is widely distributed geographically, giving us active representation throughout the "oil patch" in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union, as well as in the financial centers of North America and Europe.
www.oilandgasonline.com /storefronts/ammonite.html   (553 words)

  
 SDNHM Fossil Mysteries Field Guide: Ammonite
Ammonites were free-swimming mollusks that had external shells that were either straight or coiled.
Some ammonites are thought to have been capable of moving through the water by a type of jet propulsion.
The rare ammonite fossils that have been recovered with evidence of food in the living chamber reveal tiny benthic animals known as ostracods and foraminiferans, or larger animals such as echinoderms, the group including sea urchins, sea stars, and sand dollars.
www.sdnhm.org /exhibits/mystery/fg_ammonite.html   (784 words)

  
 Ammonoidea
Ranging in size from coin to VW Bug, ammonoids (also called ammonites), form a great part of the world's marine fauna from their inception in the Devonian all the way through the Mesozoic.
The living ammonite dwells in only the foremost chamber, the one still composed of calcite, but retains control over the other chambers by means of the siphuncle, a tube of living tissue that extends through the shell.
The ammonite uses the siphuncle to pump nitrogen gas and water around the chambers of its shell, altering its own buoyancy to ascend or sink through the water.
www.bowdoin.edu /~dbensen/Spec/Ammonoidea.html   (1916 words)

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