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Jurassic West : The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World - John Foster

Jurassic West

The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World

Hardcover Published: 3rd July 2007
ISBN: 9780253348708
Number Of Pages: 416

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The famous bone beds of the Morrison Formation, whose rocks are exposed from Wyoming down through the red rock region of the American Southwest, have yielded one of the most complete pictures of any ancient vertebrate ecosystem in the world. After more than a century of exploration, the Morrison continues to yield new discoveries about a time so different from our own that it almost seems imaginary. Aimed at the general reader, Jurassic West tells the story of the life of this ancient world as scientists have so far been able to reconstruct it. The book recounts the discovery of many important Late Jurassic dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, and Stegosaurus. But dinosaurs comprise barely a third of the more than 90 types of vertebrates known from the Formation, which include crocodiles and turtles, frogs and salamanders, dinosaurs and mammals, clams and snails, and ginkgoes, ferns, and conifers.

This book makes the discovery and science of dinosaurs easily accessible to a variety of audiences with differing backgrounds.winter 2007 -- Samantha Sands * American Paleontologist *
A very well-written book. The prose flows easily; it is hard to stop reading once one starts. The presentation of scientific information is excellent. Rather than creating a synthesized story, Foster presents material in its true complexity without resorting to annoying speculation. . . . There is much to be learned from reading this book . . . Recommended. * Choice *

Rainbow Country: An Introduction to Morrison Formation Geology
Vertebrates and the Jurassic World
The Morrison Vertebrates Come to Light
New Animals and the Picture Fills In
Gargantuan to Miniscule: The Morrison Menagerie
Patterns in the Record: Paleoecology of the Morrison Formation
Many Rivers to Cross: A Late Jurassic Journey Across the Morrison Floodplain
The Morrison Fauna in World
Context
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ISBN: 9780253348708
ISBN-10: 0253348706
Series: Life of the Past
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 3rd July 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.06