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When dinosaurs roamed New Jersey

Author: William B Gallagher
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey provides a succinct and readable history of the geology and paleontology of New Jersey from the time the region was covered by Cambrian seas 543 million years ago to the Pleistocene Ice Age only 10 to 15,000 years ago. William Gallagher tells the stories of professional and amateur fossil hunters, their discoveries, and their impact on the history of paleontological thought. He
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William B Gallagher
ISBN: 0813523486 9780813523484 0813523494 9780813523491
OCLC Number: 34782683
Description: xiv, 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Fossils, Strata, and Time --
Ch. 2. The Deep Past: New Jersey Before the Dinosaurs --
Ch. 3. Who Are the Dinosaurs? --
Ch. 4. New Jersey: Birthplace of American Dinosaur Paleontology --
Ch. 5. The Earliest Dinosaurs --
Ch. 6. Heyday of the Dinosaurs --
Ch. 7. Cretaceous Sea Life --
Ch. 8. The Last Dinosaurs --
Ch. 9. The Great Extinction --
Ch. 10. After the Dinosaurs --
App. A. Where to See Dinosaurs and Other Fossils in and around New Jersey --
App. B. Methods for Studying Dinosaur Footprints --
App. C. How to Find Fossils in New Jersey.
Responsibility: William B. Gallagher.

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