Everything You Need to Know to be a Paleontologist
Author: Peter L. Larson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shows kids how to dig for, clean, and study fossils. Also teaches kids actual field and lab techniques, how to develop scientific theories, how to incorporate fossils into schoolwork, and how to plan for a future in paleontology.
Countless fossilized remains of dinosaurs are buried throughout the U.S. and Canada--and plenty of places invite you to act like an archaeologist and search for them. Sift through the pages of "Dinosaur Digs" for information on joining a dinosaur dig and touring fossil sites, background information and expert insight on paleontological science and speculation, excavation techniques, and more. More than 250 full-color images, including specially commissioned maps and evocative illustrations are included.
When the The Dinosauria was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as "the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs" and "an historically unparalleled compendium of information." This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors—forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria—contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts. The first section of The Dinosauria begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link. This new edition will be the benchmark reference for everyone who needs authoritative information on dinosaurs.
"One closes Lou Jacobs' book with the wish that it did not have to come to an end... [because] one has been to Africa with Lou and surveyed the passing scene through his amused, discerning eye." -- Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
A visual guide to fossils, rocks and minerals in the Maritime Provinces
Author: Jeffrey C. Domm
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company
Many areas in the Maritime provinces are rich in fossilized plants, insects, and animals. With their complicated geological history Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island were ideal locations for fossils to form. This concise pocketguide helps you identify fossils, rocks and minerals found in Canada's Maritime provinces. Features include: Full-colour illustrationsDetailed information and descriptionsGeological map and timelineHotspots for exploring.