Seismosaurus: The Earth Shaker

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Science - 218 pages
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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.

 

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The success of John R. Horner and James Gorman's Digging Dinosaurs (Workman, 1988) proved that there is much interest in personal accounts of the discovery and study of dinosaurs. This book, by a ... Read full review

Contents

Discovery
1
Naming the New Genus
17
Help
33
HighTech Paleontology
43
Digging In
71
Sams Stomach Stones
95
Forensics with Sam
115
Mysteries of Fossilization
131
Sams Heritage
159
Was Seismosaurus the Longest?
175
Future Research
189
References and Further Reading
193
Index
201
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About the author (2013)

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.


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