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Sea dragons : predators of the prehistoric oceans

Author: Richard Ellis
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Working from the fossil record, Richard Ellis explores the natural history of these fierce predators, speculates on their habits, and tells how they eventually became extinct - or did they? He traces the 200-million-year history of the great ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs who swam the ancient oceans - and who, according to some, may even still frequent the likes of Loch Ness.".
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis
ISBN: 0700612696 9780700612697 0700613943 9780700613946
OCLC Number: 51931091
Description: xii, 313 p. : ill. ; 24cm.
Contents: Isn't that the Loch Ness monster? --
The marine reptiles --
The ichthyosaurs --
The plesiosaurs --
The pliosaurs --
The Mosasaurs --
The "reason" for extinction.
Responsibility: Richard Ellis.
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In the days when dinosaurs dominated the earth, their marine counterparts - every bit as big and ferocious - reigned supreme in prehistoric seas. In this book, Richard Ellis takes us back to the  Read more...

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"This is really the first book to present a detailed summary of the history of ideas on marine reptile paleontology. It's also very readable and accessible, which is one of Ellis's trademarks as a Read more...

 
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