Dinosaur Tracks and Traces / Edition 4

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Overview

The study of fossilized dinosaur remains, vertebrate paleontology is a well established discipline, but the discovery and rediscovery of numerous and varied dinosaur footprints and nest sites has spurred a renaissance in the associated field of ichnological research. Dinosaur Tracks and Traces is the first book ever to be devoted to this subject, and it represents the work of seventy noted dinosaur ichnologists. Contributors address the history of science and the relevance of dinosaur ichnology to the interpretation of dinosaur behaviour, paleoecology, paleoenvironments, and evolution. Several new preservation, conservation, and documentation techniques are also presented. The book is richly illustrated and is intended for students and professionals in the areas of paleontology, vertebrate zoology, geology, and paleoenvironmental analysis. The historical aspects of the book and the many site descriptions also make Dinosaur Tracks and Traces appealing to amateur fossil collectors and dinosaur enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

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'The first modern volume ever published in the subdiscipline was assembled, all papers expertly and multiply reviewed and edited, with unusual devotion and success, into a handsome book. Even its taxonomic rigors need not put off a general reader. Some history, more interpretation, many regional and individual site reports, and new techniques for recording and comparison are addressed, with a useful introduction and summary.' Scientific American

'This book is bound to appeal to dinosaur enthusiasts, but its value goes far beyond that. I recommend it not merely to dinosaur specialists but to all who have an interest in locomotor function and behaviour of any fossil lower retrapod.' Episodes

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Papers presented at a symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1986. Addresses the study of footprints, nests, and eggs of dinosaurs and their use in interpreting behavior, paleoecology, paleo environments, and evolution. Topics include a history of the field, the locomotion of dinosaurs, reports from several specific sites, and techniques of conservation and preservation. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521407885
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction; Part II. Historical Perspectives; Part III. Locomotion and Behaviour; Part IV. Eggs and Nests; Part V. Paleoecological, Paleoenvironmental and Regional Synthesis; Part VI. Biostratigraphy; Part VII. Experimentation and Functional Morphology; Part VII. Site Reports; Part IX. Systematic Ichnology; Part X. Conservation and Preservation.

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