- Series: The Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History and Paleobiology
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 023113522X
- ISBN-13: 978-0231135221
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,412,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition (The Critical Moments and Perspectives in Earth History and Paleobiology)
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A very useful resource. (Smithsonian Magazine)
Accomplished paleobiologists Sues and Fraser have compiled a well-organized, beautifully illustrated volume on the current state of paleobiological investigations into Triassic terrestrial life. (Choice)
In summary, Triassic Life on Land is the best technical reference available on the Triassic period and brings us forward from the days of "thecodonts" and Coelophysis. (William G. Parker BioScience)
...a concise, global review of current knowledge of terrestrial Triassic biotas... (Tetrapod Zoology Blog)
an excellent resource, compiling evidence from geology, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, and paleobotany, and builds a comprehensive image of the Triassic Period and its significance as a time of transformation in terrestrial ecosystems. (Robert R. Reisz Quarterly Review of Biology)
About the Author
Hans-Dieter Sues is Senior Scientist and Curator in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and co-editor, with Nicholas C. Fraser, of In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs: Early Mesozoic Tetrapods.
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This is truly a fascinating journey and the book is well written so it's a most enjoyable read. It is well illustrated along with maps and charts. Highly recommended.