Tracking North America's Prehistoric Past : Complete Descriptions and Directions for Over 170 Dinosaur (and Other Prehistoric Creature) Sites, Museums, Fossil Exhibits, Tracksites, and Parks in the United States and Canada
Author: Vincenzo Costa
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Provides information on hours, costs, location, and attractions
This text is intended for a one-quarter or one-semester introductory course on dinosaurs. It is a book that introduces dinosaur biology, geology, and the history of their discovery. It is a text that presents facts together with current ideas, notions, and controversies. Dr. Lucas presents dinosaurs as successful, living creatures that were merely different in appearance from animals living today. The book is designed to be understood by students with little scientific background as it teaches students not only how to use scientific methods, but how to synthesize data to create their own ideas.
Introduces the dinosaurs that roamed the Atlantic coast, including the plant-eating Astrodon johnstoni which roamed Maryland one hundred million years ago and the Hadrosaurus foulkii, a duck-billed dinosaur that lived in New Jersey some seventy million ye
Journeying from the beginnings of the scientific search for fossils in the 1800s to today's latest discoveries, a history of dinosaur paleontology presents lively anecdotes about some of the colorful characters dedicated to the pursuit of the ancient rept
A connection between abstract mathematical concepts and the real world settings is emphasized in this book. It provides analytical, graphical, numerical, and verbal approaches to major topics and includes regular use of graphing utilities where appropriate as well as discussions of the advantages and limitations of technology.
Examples are the nature of Earth's oldest rocks, the origin of continents, extraterrestrial impact and mass extinctions of organisms, rates of organic evolution, and recent developments on the origin of humans.
The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct saurians - a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin - makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. The papers in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous fossil hunters and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of modern scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.
The author describes his dangerous odyssey into the Congo in search of a dinosaur-like creature, documenting his encounters with Africa's flora and fauna, its fascinating people, and the political and social problems afflicting the region