In Pursuit of Early Mammals

In Pursuit of Early Mammals
Author : Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2013-07-12
ISBN 10 : 9780253008244
ISBN 13 : 0253008247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Pursuit of Early Mammals Book Description:

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries.


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