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Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Other Fossils from Montana to Mongolia

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“A superb introduction to paleontology as it really is and how it is done, from fish to dinosaur, bird, and mammal.” —Edward O. Wilson

Michael Novacek, a renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. Novacek writes of the alluring perils of fieldwork with affection and discernment, and he illuminates the most exciting issues in paleontology today.

Review:

"A superb introduction to paleontology as it really is and how it is done, from fish to dinosaur, bird, and mammal." Edward O. Wilson

Review:

"[H]is explanations of Carbon-14 dating, geological development, ancient magnetic forces and paleontological history are clear and dynamic with hard-grit adventure, making for a passionate memoir that readers will find appealing, especially, perhaps, young 'dinophiles' in search of a vocation." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[M]ost of Novacek's book reads like an Indiana Jones movie script. His fieldwork has taken him to some of the most politically unstable and dangerous places in the world Yemen, Patagonia, Mongolia which hold some of the most important fossil finds relating to the evolution of mammals and how dinosaurs lived, died, reproduced, and cared for their young." Library Journal

Review:

"Interweaving his adventures with explanations of where his finds fit into the geologic past, Novacek has combined the comedic with the informative in this entertaining survey of his career." Booklist

Synopsis:

Palaeontologist Michael Novacek is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. This book is his account of how a boyhood passion for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science.

Synopsis:

In this captivating account, a renowned paleontologist relates how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. 25 illustrations. 5 maps.

About the Author

Michael Novacek is curator of paleontology as well as senior vice president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374528768
Author:
Novacek, Michael J.
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
Novacek, Michael
Author:
Novacek, Michael J.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Paleontologists
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Paleontologists - United States
Subject:
Novacek, Michael J
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
89/18
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 Black-and-White Illustrations, 5 Maps
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.56 x 1.045 in

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Product details 380 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374528768 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A superb introduction to paleontology as it really is and how it is done, from fish to dinosaur, bird, and mammal."
"Review" by , "[H]is explanations of Carbon-14 dating, geological development, ancient magnetic forces and paleontological history are clear and dynamic with hard-grit adventure, making for a passionate memoir that readers will find appealing, especially, perhaps, young 'dinophiles' in search of a vocation."
"Review" by , "[M]ost of Novacek's book reads like an Indiana Jones movie script. His fieldwork has taken him to some of the most politically unstable and dangerous places in the world Yemen, Patagonia, Mongolia which hold some of the most important fossil finds relating to the evolution of mammals and how dinosaurs lived, died, reproduced, and cared for their young."
"Review" by , "Interweaving his adventures with explanations of where his finds fit into the geologic past, Novacek has combined the comedic with the informative in this entertaining survey of his career."
"Synopsis" by , Palaeontologist Michael Novacek is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. This book is his account of how a boyhood passion for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science.
"Synopsis" by , In this captivating account, a renowned paleontologist relates how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. 25 illustrations. 5 maps.
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