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Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World (Life of the Past)

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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.

Synopsis:

The incredible story of the dinosaurs and other animals that lived in the American West 150 million years ago

About the Author

John Foster is curator of paleontology at the Museum of Western Colorado. He lives in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dale Russell

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

1. Rainbow Country: An Introduction to Morrison Formation Geology

2. Vertebrates and the Jurassic World

3. The Morrison Vertebrates Come to Light

4. The Picture Fills In

5. Fins, Scales, and Wings: The Morrison Menagerie, Part I

6. Gargantuan to Minuscule: The Morrison Menagerie, Part II

7. Patterns in the Record: Paleoecology of the Morrison Formation

8. Many Rivers to Cross: A Late Jurassic Journey across the Morrison Floodplain

9. The Morrison Fauna in World Context

Appendix

Glossary

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253348708
Author:
Foster, John
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Vertebrates, fossil
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Vertebrates, Fossil - Southwestern States
Subject:
Paleontology -- Jurassic.
Subject:
Science Reference-Dinosaurs
Subject:
Art and Architecture; Art and Photography; Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
167 bandw photos, 15 color photos
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.19 in 2.31 lb

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