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Dinosaur Impressions: Postcards from a Paleontologist 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521583725
ISBN-10: 0521583721
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The highlight of French paleontologist Taquet's illustrious career undoubtedly has been his discovery in 1964 of a new species of dinosaur?the ouranosaurus, a fin-backed, Cretaceous herbivore about as long as a limousine?that he unearthed in the Saharan wastes of Niger. In this memoir, first published in France four years ago, Taquet (The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs) devotes two chapters to the creature's discovery and taxonomy, at times straining the patience of the general reader with odontological expositions. By contrast, his explanation of the history and science behind continental drift is remarkably elegant and economical. It's based on his work on the prehistoric crocodile remains in the Gabon basin?a croc with ancient relations in Brazil?that provided some of the first fossil evidence for the theory of continental drift and tectonic plates. Also detailed is Taquet's retracing, in Laos, of the steps of French geologist Josue-Heilmann Hoffet at a distance at some 60 years, to prove Taquet's suspicions that the dinosaurs his predecessor identified were iguanodontids?like his beloved ouranosaurus?and not hadrosaurs. Another adventure finds Taquet in Mongolia, roving the Gobi Desert and digging up enormous sauropods in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Though Taquet is prone to highly technical digressions, he is on the whole an engaging writer, one who has produced a book that's an oddly sweet mix of ephemera and hard science. 18 halftones and 22 line diagrams.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Excellently translated from the original l994 French edition, Dinosaur Impressions is a fascinating mixture of scientific facts and vivid anecdotes. Renowned paleontologist Taquet relates his incredible 30-year hunt for dinosaur fossils from Africa to Asia, focusing on his exciting discoveries of dinosaur skeletons: Ouranosaurus (Niger l965), Cetiosaurus (Morocco l979), Mandschurosaurus (Laos l990), and Tarbosaurus (Mongolia 1991). His survey includes unearthing and interpreting fossil eggs, skulls, and footprints. Taquet emphasizes the value of comparative anatomy research for understanding and appreciating dinosaur taxonomy, diversity, distribution, and evolution. He also offers glimpses into milestone theories in geology and paleontology concerning continental drift, the Archaeopteryx specimen, and dinosaur extinction. His own scientific fieldwork as a fossil hunter exemplifies the axiom "the more you look, the more you find." Both informative and captivating, this unique book is highly recommended for all academic and public science collections.?H. James Birx, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521583721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521583725
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,669,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on December 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
As most of us dinosaur fans in North America are familiar only with the great U.S./Canadian/Mongolian expeditions, I noted with delight that a book had finally arrived about French expeditions. For diversity alone, this one belongs on any dinophile's bookshelf. As Taquet is the discoverer and describer of Ouranosaurus (a likely missing link between the iguanadonts and duckbills), it's of particular interest to ornithopod lovers. Those familiar with the American Museum of Natural History will get a kick out of the cameo by the Mongolian expedition.
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