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The eternal trail : a tracker looks at evolution

Author: M G Lockley
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1999.
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"Were Jurassic dinosaurs social creatures? Can you determine the shape of a ram's horns from its footprints? Paleontologist Martin Lockley answers these questions and many more in this highly original tale of tracking and track making. From the earliest fossilized prints left by a millipede on a volcanic island to Neil Armstrong's footprint, forever embedded in the lunar dust, Lockley reinterprets the story of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lockley
ISBN: 0738201650 9780738201658
OCLC Number: 42283119
Description: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: First impressions --
Paleozoic prelude --
Hand signals --
Noah's raven --
Lost souls --
With God on our side --
Dancing dinosaurologists --
Out of Africa --
Spirit trails --
The signature of humanity.
Responsibility: Martin Lockley.
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A contemplative tale of evolution--from prehistoric monster centipedes and Jurassic dinosaurs to mammoths, mastodons, and men on the moon--as seen through the eyes of one of the world's preeminent  Read more...

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