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This scientific detective story is the first book which explains clearly the science used by paleontologists, and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known­­and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. Gillette's first-person account of the project answers the most frequently asked questions about Seismosaurus: How was it discovered? How do we know it is a new species? How did it die? Part catalogue of the workings of paleontological science in the 1990s, the book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

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"Here is a work destined to be of great historical importance in the field of paleontology....There have been no comparably detailed exegeses on the history of a single excavation." Earth Sciences History

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< P> The first book to clearly explain the science used by paleontologists and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known----and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. The book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.< /P>

About the Author

David D. Gillette, Ph.D., is the coeditor of Dinosaur Tracks and Traces and coauthor of Glyptodonts of North America. Mark Hallett is a well-known illustrator of prehistoric animals and their environments. His work has graced the pages of Life, Smithsonian, and Natural History and has been featured in internationally televised programs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231078757
Author:
Hallett, Mark
Author:
Hallett, Mark
Author:
Gillette, David D.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Seismology
Subject:
Seismosaurus
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Science Reference-Dinosaurs
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
10.74x8.30x.60 in. 1.90 lbs.

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Product details 218 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231078757 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Here is a work destined to be of great historical importance in the field of paleontology....There have been no comparably detailed exegeses on the history of a single excavation."
"Synopsis" by , < P> The first book to clearly explain the science used by paleontologists and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known----and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. The book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.< /P>
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