Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans

Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans

by Richard Ellis

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ISBN-13: 9780700613946
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 10/07/2003
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 7.02(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: Isn't That the Loch Ness Monster?
The Marine Reptiles: An Overview
The Ichthyosaurs
The Plesiosaurs
The Mosasaurs
The "Reason" for Extinction
References
Index

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Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JNSelko on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Terrific art!! What a masterful book on an absolutely mesmerizing subject. Traces the evolution of the various marine reptile families concisely and yet very readably. No Paleontology library is complete without it.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 24 days ago
While the subject of ancient ocean predators is almost inherently interesting, I did come away from this book wondering just who it was written for. This is seeing as the deep concern Ellis has for tracing the interpretive debates over the remains we have of these animals is probaly not what grabs the average reader. It also suggests that this is really a textbook for advanced undergrad students. Not that this is a bad thing, it's just a point the unwary need to be aware of.If I have one particular gripe it's that some maps showing the world as it likely was during the periods in question, along with a distribution of where the fossil remains have been found, would have been a fine thing.