Grand Canyon National Park has spectacular geology on display like no place on earth. And within many of the canyon's rock layers lie fossils, evidence of organisms that lived in the region as the rock layers formed. Through expert text accompanied by spectacular photographs and illustrations, Dave Thayer's An Introduction to Grand Canyon Fossils brings these ancient stone creatures and plants to life.
|Publisher:||Grand Canyon Association|
|Product dimensions:||7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Dave Thayer is the author of A Guide to Grand Canyon Geology along the Bright Angel Trail, Field Guide to Geology along the Bright Angel Trail, and Checklist of the Wildlife of the Grand Canyon. He lives with his wife, Dora, in Williams, Arizona.
Table of Contents
Prologue: A Discovery 6
Introduction to Fossils and Paleontology 8
Precambrian Time in the Grand Canyon 18
The Cambrian and Devonian Periods 24
The Late Paleozoic Era 34
The Seas Return 44
The Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras 52
Epilogue: The Condor Returns 58
Suggested Reading 62
About the Author 64