- Series: Life of the Past
- Hardcover: 544 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press; 2 edition (June 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 025335675X
- ISBN-13: 978-0253356758
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jennifer A. Clack is Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. She was awarded the 2008 Daniel Giraud Elliot medal, by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Honorary Member by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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