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Dinosaurs of Darkness

Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich

The discovery of the polar dinosaurs and the world in which they lived.

Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world, which existed in Australia between 100 million and 120 million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joined to Antarctica. Over the past two decades, scientists have determined that dinosaurs lived in this polar region.

The way we have come to know about this lost world--so different from any that exists on Earth today--makes for a fascinating story. Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich. who played crucial roles in this discovery, describe their efforts to collect the fossils indispensable to our knowledge of this realm and the laboratory work that unlocked the secrets of these fossils. And they report on the activities of hundreds of other individuals who helped shaped the outcome. Their journey of scientific adventure is full of the ambiguities of life; it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends. Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal account of the way scientific research is actually conducted and how hard it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable life of the past.

Thomas H. Rich is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Museum Victoria in Melbourne and coauthor (with Patricia Vickers-Rich) of Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Indiana University Press).

Patricia Vickers-Rich holds a Chair in Paleontology at Monash University, where she lectures in the Earth Sciences Department.

Life of the Past--James O. Farlow, editor

Contents

Dinosaur Cove

The Crossing of the Rubicon: The Excavation of 1984

Back to Dinosaur Cove

Interlude

Underground at Dinosaur Cove

New Explorations

Restoring the Life of the Past

The First Last Excavation of Dinosaur Cove

Other Eggs, Other Baskets

An Unexpected Surprise

Synopsis:

Dinosaurs of Darkness

Thomas H. Rich and PatriciaVickers-Rich

The discovery of the polar dinosaurs and the world inwhich they lived.

Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to afascinating former world, which existed in Australia between 100 million and 120million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joinedto Antarctica. Over the past two decades, scientists have determined that dinosaurslived in this polar region.

The way we have come to know aboutthis lost world — so different from any that exists on Earth today — makes for afascinating story. Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich. who played crucialroles in this discovery, describe their efforts to collect the fossils indispensableto our knowledge of this realm and the laboratory work that unlocked the secrets ofthese fossils. And they report on the activities of hundreds of other individualswho helped shaped the outcome. Their journey of scientific adventure is full of theambiguities of life; it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends.Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal account of the way scientific research isactually conducted and how hard it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable lifeof the past.

Thomas H. Rich is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontologyat Museum Victoria in Melbourne and coauthor (with Patricia Vickers-Rich) ofWildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the AncientSupercontinent (Indiana University Press).

Patricia Vickers-Richholds a Chair in Paleontology at Monash University, where she lectures in the EarthSciences Department.

Life of the Past — James O. Farlow, editor

Contents

Dinosaur Cove

The Crossing ofthe Rubicon: The Excavation of 1984

Back to DinosaurCove

Interlude

Underground at Dinosaur Cove

NewExplorations

Restoring the Life of the Past

The First LastExcavation of Dinosaur Cove

Other Eggs, Other Baskets

AnUnexpected Surprise

About the Author

THOMAS H. RICH is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Museum Victoria in Melbourne and co-author (with Patricia Vickers-Rich) of Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent, also published by Indiana University Press.

PATRICIA VICKERS-RICH hold a Chair in Paleontology at Monash University, where she lectures in the Earth Sciences department.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Preface

Foreword

1. Dinosaur Cove

2. The Crossing of the Rubicon: The Excavation of 1984

3. Back to Dinosaur Cove

4. Interlude

5. Underground at Dinosaur Cove

6. New Explorations

7. Restoring the Life of the Past

8. The First Last Excavation of Dinosaur Cove

9. Other Eggs, Other Baskets

10.An Unexpected Surprise

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253337733
Other:
Rich, Thomas H.
Author:
Vickers-Rich, Patricia
Author:
Rich, Thomas H.
Author:
Vickers-Rich, Patricia
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Gondwana (Geology)
Subject:
Gondwana
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Gondwana (Continent)
Subject:
Dinosaurs - Australia - Victoria
Subject:
Science Reference-Dinosaurs
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Series Volume:
00-R12
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 bandw photos, 18 color photos
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
10.33 x 7.31 x 0.82 in

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"Synopsis" by , Dinosaurs of Darkness

Thomas H. Rich and PatriciaVickers-Rich

The discovery of the polar dinosaurs and the world inwhich they lived.

Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to afascinating former world, which existed in Australia between 100 million and 120million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joinedto Antarctica. Over the past two decades, scientists have determined that dinosaurslived in this polar region.

The way we have come to know aboutthis lost world — so different from any that exists on Earth today — makes for afascinating story. Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich. who played crucialroles in this discovery, describe their efforts to collect the fossils indispensableto our knowledge of this realm and the laboratory work that unlocked the secrets ofthese fossils. And they report on the activities of hundreds of other individualswho helped shaped the outcome. Their journey of scientific adventure is full of theambiguities of life; it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends.Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal account of the way scientific research isactually conducted and how hard it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable lifeof the past.

Thomas H. Rich is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontologyat Museum Victoria in Melbourne and coauthor (with Patricia Vickers-Rich) ofWildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the AncientSupercontinent (Indiana University Press).

Patricia Vickers-Richholds a Chair in Paleontology at Monash University, where she lectures in the EarthSciences Department.

Life of the Past — James O. Farlow, editor

Contents

Dinosaur Cove

The Crossing ofthe Rubicon: The Excavation of 1984

Back to DinosaurCove

Interlude

Underground at Dinosaur Cove

NewExplorations

Restoring the Life of the Past

The First LastExcavation of Dinosaur Cove

Other Eggs, Other Baskets

AnUnexpected Surprise

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