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The Lost World of Fossil Lake : snapshots from deep time

Author: Lance Grande; John Weinstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The landscape of southwestern Wyoming around the ghost town of Fossil is beautiful but harsh. But during the early Eocene, more than fifty million years ago, it was a subtropical lake, surrounded by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Grande; John Weinstein
ISBN: 9780226922966 0226922960
OCLC Number: 803472380
Description: xi, 425 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Fossils from the FBM : history, controversy, and quarry life --
Exposing the record of past life : fossil preparation --
Classification of fossils and their place in the web of life --
Bacteria --
Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda) --
Mollusks (Phylum Mollusca) --
Vertebrates (Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata) --
Cartilaginous fishes (Superclass Chondrichthii) --
Ray-finned fishes (Superclass Actinopterygii) --
Abundance and distribution of fish species --
Tetrapods (Superclass Sarcopterygii) --
Amphibians (Class Amphibia) --
Non-avian reptiles (Class Reptilia; Superorders [dagger]Paracryptodira, Cryptodira, Squamata, and Crocodylomormha) --
Birds (Class Reptilia; Superorder Aves) --
Mammals (Class Mammalia) --
Plants --
Green algae (Phylum Chlorophyceae) --
Ferns and horsetails (Phylum Filicopsida and Phylum Equisetopsida) --
Conifers (Phylum Coniferophyta) --
Non-eudicot flowering plants (Phylum Angiospermophyta; Subclasses Magnoliids, Monocotyledons, and Ceratophyliids) --
Eudicot flowering plants (Phylum Angiospermophyta; Subclass Tricolpates) --
Trace fossils --
Reading the pages of deep history.
Responsibility: Lance Grande ; with photography by Lance Grande and John Weinstein.

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"Lance Grande's book is a tour de force celebrating the scientific value, historical background, biodiversity, and sheer beauty of the exquisitely preserved fossils from the Fossil Butte localities Read more...

 
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