The travels of a paleontologist and an artist as they drive across the American West in search of fossils. Throughout their journey, they encounter "paleonerds" like themselves, people dedicated to finding everything from suburban T. rexes to ancient fossilized forests.
|Product dimensions:||10.38(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.71(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Kirk R. Johnson is the Sant Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. He received his PhD in geology and paleobotany from Yale University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the rainforests of northern Australia before joining the Denver Museum of Natural History in 1991, where he directed the installation of the museum's Prehistoric Journey exhibit. His research focuses on fossil plants, the environmental effects of the dinosaur-smiting asteroid, and the birth and death of biomes. Johnson also works with artists to create accurate and plausible paintings, murals, and dioramas of prehistoric landscapes, several of which are on display in the Colorado Convention Center. Johnson lives in Washington, D. C.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is so cool, I couldn't put it down- what terrific art, what a neato mosquito story. Man, do I wish my son and I could take a trip like these guys did
I purchased this book after viewing the traveling exhibit of the same name in Gainesville, FL. I fell in love with this book, the wonderful humor of the author and the way it made me want to go back out west with a tent and a hammer. (I am an adult). When my grandchildren are old enough, I will be reading and discussing this wonderful tome with them. The artwork, as expected, is beyond the pale; the commentary riveting. I want to go back to school to be a geologist!! Learning while enjoying is the ultimate high; this book provides both. BUY it, you won't be disappointed.