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Travels with the Fossil Hunters (Hardcover): Peter J. Whybrow

Travels with the Fossil Hunters (Hardcover)

Peter J. Whybrow

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Adventure comes in many forms, and the palaeontologist Whybrow's absorbing book scours troubled (and often dangerous) spots to find such diverse fossils as dinosaurs and the remote origins of mankind. From the deserts of the Sahara and Yemen to the frozen wastes of Antarctica, the fascinating expeditions detailed here capture the authentic exhilaration of discovery. The reader learns what field expeditions are really like, either dodging bullets in West Africa or rabid dogs in Pakistan, surviving yak butter tea or raw fish in China. The spectacular colour photographs convey the feel of a risky expedition and both amateur and professional alike will be suitably diverted by this highly entertaining volume. (Kirkus UK)
Whether dodging bullets in West Africa, or rabid dogs in Pakistan, surviving yak-butter tea in Tibet, or eating raw fish in China, the life of a globe-trotting fossil hunter is often hazardous and always filled with surprises. Travels with the Fossil Hunters lets readers share the wonder, joys of discovery, and excitement of these intrepid scientists. Packed with more than 100 beautiful, full-color photographs, the volume takes readers on twelve expeditions to remote parts of the world in search of diverse fossil remains, from those of dinosaurs to human ancestors. Each expedition by paleontologists from London's Natural History Museum reveals the problems and challenges of working in extreme conditions, from the deserts of the Sahara and Yemen to the frozen wastes of Antarctica, from the mountains of India to the forests of Latvia. Along the way they also describe the paleontology and geology of the countries they visit and the scientific reasons for their expeditions. With a foreword from Sir David Attenborough and an introduction from Richard Fortey, this fascinating book will appeal to amateur and professional fossil hunters alike and to readers interested in accounts of exotic locales. Peter Whybrow is a research scientist at the Natural History Museum, London. His research interests include Arabian Miocene vertebrates, paleoclimates, paleogeography, and biotic diversity. He is senior editor with A. Hill of Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia (Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999).

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2007
First published: 2000
Editors: Peter J. Whybrow
Dimensions: 255 x 255 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 230
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-66301-4
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Palaeontology > General
LSN: 0-521-66301-6
Barcode: 9780521663014

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