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Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway: An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-Mile Paleo Road Trip

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“Would make anyone want to go on a fossil hunt.”—True West

"This is one of a tiny handful of books equally useful to adults and twelve-year olds. It's a funny, stealthily informative account of wandering dinosaur mavens meeting others of their kind, and also discovering ancient creatures and plants never seen before."—Foreword

Cruisin'the Fossil Freeway follows the most unusual travels of a paleontologist and artist as they drive across the West in search of fossils, encountering “paleonerds” like themselves and evidence of everything from suburban T. rexes to ancient fossilized forests.

Book News Annotation:

Armed with little more than determination, a fine set of wheels, and decades of college, Johnson (Denver Museum of Nature and Science) and artist Troll set off to find every sort of fossil and fossil-related person they could on a 5,000-mile trip through Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Along the way they describe the basics of paleontology as they encounter people whose souls commune with the bones of dinosaurs, traces of life millions of years old, and fossils visible at 65 MPH. In this travelogue and field guide they teach budding paleonerds about why the fossils are there, how to locate them, and what to do once they find them. This is masterfully illustrated (you are probably wearing one of Troll's tee-shirts right now) and Johnson and Troll are very entertaining hosts. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Two "paleonerds" embark on a roadtrip across the West in search of fossils.

Synopsis:

“Would make anyone want to go on a fossil hunt.”—True West

Cruisin'the Fossil Freewayfollows the most unusual travels of a paleontologist and artist as they drive across the West in search of fossils, encountering “paleonerds” like themselves and evidence of everything from suburban T. rexesto ancient fossilized forests.

About the Author

Kirk R. Johnson is vice president and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He received his PhD in geology and paleobotany from Yale University in 1989, and did postdoctoral research in the rainforests of northern Australia before coming to Denver in 1991, where he directed the installation of the museum's Prehistoric Journey exhibit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555914516
Author:
Johnson, Kirk
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Illustrator:
Troll, Ray
Author:
Troll, Ray
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Special Interest - Family
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
United States Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photographs and illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.4 x 10.3 x 0.7 in 37.5 oz

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Cruisin'the Fossil Freewayfollows the most unusual travels of a paleontologist and artist as they drive across the West in search of fossils, encountering “paleonerds” like themselves and evidence of everything from suburban T. rexesto ancient fossilized forests.

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