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Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker

Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker

by David Gillette, Mark Hallett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231078757

ISBN-13: 9780231078757

Pub. Date: 04/20/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

AWARDED: Recipient of the James H. Shea medal of the National Association of Geology Teachers.

This scientific detective story is the first book which explains clearly the science used by paleontologists, and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known--and possibly the largest land animal to have ever

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AWARDED: Recipient of the James H. Shea medal of the National Association of Geology Teachers.

This scientific detective story is the first book which explains clearly the science used by paleontologists, and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known--and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. Gillette's first-person account of the project answers the most frequently asked questions about Seismosaurus: How was it discovered? How do we know it is a new species? How did it die? Part catalogue of the workings of paleontological science in the 1990s, the book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

-Seismosaurus is more than just the largest land-living animal yet known. Thanks to the work of Dave Gillette, it is also turning into one of the best known and most interesting of all of the gigantic sauropod dinosaurs. This book recounts the fascinating tale of the discovery, the biology, and the evolution of Seismosaurus and many of its relatives. -David B. Weshampel -School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University -Here is a work destinined to be of great historical importance in the field of paleontology...There have been no comparably detailed exegeses on the history of a single excavation. -Earth Sciences History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231078757
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/20/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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