Dinosaurs Without Bones

Dinosaurs Without Bones

Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Trace Fossils

Book - 2014 | First Pegasus Books cloth edition
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Martin introduces readers to the world of ichnology, the study of traces and trace fossils -- such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and other vestiges of behavior -- and how through these remarkable clues, help scientists explore and intuit the rich and complicated lives of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic era.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781605984995
160598499X
Branch Call Number: 567.9 MARTIN
Characteristics: 460 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"You need bones to study dinosaurs. Or do you? In this accessible, engaging book, paleontologist Anthony Martin introduces ichnology, the study of "trace fossils." Encompassing anything that's neither tooth nor bone, trace fossils may include tracks and trails, burrows and nests, tooth and claw marks, skin, and coprolites (fecal fossils). While they may not form an impressive museum display, trace fossils are essential to understanding the biology and behavior of prehistoric lifeforms. A fascinating guide to a lesser-known sub-specialty of a evolving scientific field, Dinosaurs Without Bones may persuade armchair paleontologists to pursue other recent books about dinosaurs, such as Brian Switek's My Beloved Brontosaurus." Nature and Science June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/eaa85527-59b9-4794-85a8-16a62e26054a?postId=f3c1543b-4239-4258-a283-3e26e8d3608f

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