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Oceans of Kansas : a natural history of the Western Interior Sea

Author: Michael J Everhart
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Series: Life of the past
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Kansas is high and dry, at one time the state, like most of the Midwest, was under water. This title tells the story of the five million years when giant sharks, marine reptiles called  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Everhart
ISBN: 0253345472 9780253345479
OCLC Number: 938364668
Awards: Winner of A main selection of the Discovery Channel Book Club2006 Kansas Notable Book List.
Description: xiv, 322 s., [8] plates -s. : illustrations (vissa i färg).
Contents: Preface AcknowledgmentsAbbreviations1. Introduction: An Ocean in Kansas? 2. Our Discovery of the Western Interior Sea 3. Invertebrates, Plants, and Trace Fossils 4. Sharks: Sharp Teeth and Shell Crushers 5. Fishes, Large and Small 6. Turtles: Leatherback Giants 7. Where the Elasmosaurs Roamed 8. Pliosaurs and Polycotylids 9. Enter the Mosasaurs 10. Pteranodons: Rulers of the Air 11. Feathers and Teeth 12. Dinosaurs? 13. The Big Picture Epilogue: Where Did It Go? References Index
Series Title: Life of the past
Responsibility: Michael J. Everhart.

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