In Dinosaurs of the East Coast, David Weishampel and Luther Young restore East Coast dinosaurs to their rightful place on the paleontological map. They describe such dinosaurs as the plant-eating Astrodon johnstoni, which browsed in a tropical Maryland jungle 100 million years ago; Anchisaurus polyzelus, which lived in New England some 200 million years ago; Eubrontes, the first large therapod on the East Coast; Pekinosaurus olseni, a primitive ornithischian found in North Carolina; and Hadrosaurus foulkii, a duck-billed dinosaur that lived in New Jersey some 70 million years ago. In addition, they chronicle the long and colorful history of dinosaur fossil hunting along the Atlantic coast and profile the modern-day fossil huntersboth professional paleontologists and amateur collecterswho continue to make important discoveries today. Richly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and drawings, Dinosaurs of the East Coast combines science and history to offer a new look at an always fascinating subject.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I know of no other book like this. It is beautifully thought out and organized, and it covers one of the most important regions in the world of fossil hunting.