Field Adventures in Paleontology

Field Adventures in Paleontology

5.0 1
by Lynne M. Clos
     
 
Paleontologist Clos describes her experiences collecting fossils in exotic locations around the world. Writing for fossil collectors and the interested general reader, she uses a conversational style to recount 22 "adventures," which are illustrated with b&w photographs. The volume does not contain bibliographic references or an index. Clos is the editor of Fossil

Overview

Paleontologist Clos describes her experiences collecting fossils in exotic locations around the world. Writing for fossil collectors and the interested general reader, she uses a conversational style to recount 22 "adventures," which are illustrated with b&w photographs. The volume does not contain bibliographic references or an index. Clos is the editor of Fossil News magazine. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972441636
Publisher:
Fossil News
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
FOSSIL NEWS
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Field Adventures in Paleontology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of those rare, personal volumes that captures the very essence of this science we love. We all know there is a magic about fossils, some indescribable essence we can't quite put our finger on. Field Adventures in Paleontology is driven by this very magic, and proceeds to document a lifetime of discovery and amazement. What is unique about this book is that, unlike the majority of books that deal with dinosaur digs and fossil collecting trips, this volume combines wonder with biography. By the end of the book, we have a new appreciation of Lynne's dedication, and a newfound sense of the volunteer effort that is so crucial to paleontology. No other book I've read has captured the very essence of paleontological discovery--the processes that are required to find a fossil and bring it home, the very meaning of this science--like this book. This book is a page-turner, because it reminds us why we all hunt for fossils in the first place, and why we keep our passion in spite of all the work it requires. Field Adventures is paleontology at its core essence.