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Before the six major continents were separated by vast seas, there existed the landmass of Gondwana (now Australia, South America, Antarctica, India, Africa, and New Zealand). This book presents the history of the vertebrate faunas of Gondwana, beginning with the origin of life, even before Gondwana coalesced, and moving through time as the continent shifted, along with its vertebrate life. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and paintings, Wildlife of Gondwana is a major reference to life of the past. Originally published in Australia in 1993, this corrected and augmented edition contains new material on fossil discoveries in India.
Recensione: From the late Paleozoic era to the early Mesozoic era, 350 million to 140 million years before the present, the latter-day continents and subcontinents of Antarctica, India, Australia, Africa, and South America formed a single landmass, a southerly "supercontinent" that contemporary scientists call Gondwana. The physicist Alfred Wegener posited the existence of Gondwana as early as 1912, but only in the 1960s was his theory of continental drift widely accepted. Since that time, considerable evidence has been gathered about Gondwana's ancient flora and fauna, much of it from Australia, which the authors of this handsomely illustrated volume deem a kind of "Noah's ark" of species found almost nowhere else.
Some of those animal types, such as the allosaurid dinosaurs and the labyrinthodont amphibians, may have endured on Gondwana long after they went extinct on its northern-hemisphere counterpart; others, such as the placental mammals and certapsian dinosaurs, may have developed on Gondwana. First published in 1992, this book offers a useful introduction to plate tectonics and other tenets of modern geology, as well as a fine catalog of long-extinct creatures such as the sauropod, pterosaur, and iguanodont. The revised edition recounts recent discoveries from southern Africa, India, and Patagonia that augment the fossil record and correct earlier classification schemes. --Gregory McNamee
Titolo: Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other ...
Casa editrice: Indiana University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro 1999. Reptiles, Dinosaurs, Geology. Indiana University Press. Very good - fine cloth and good dust jacket (slight scuffing) 304p. Large format, please allow for additional overseas postage. Codice libro della libreria 1305709989
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0253336430 Indiana University Press; Bloomington, 1999. Hardcover. Near Fine, binding tight and sturdy, interior very tidy and bright, clean and glossy pages, in a Very Good, some wear/scuff marks, moderate edge/corner wear, small creases to rear panel, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 304pp., indexed, bibliography, several color illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. Codice libro della libreria SKU1018053
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press 1999-12-22, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First Printing. 0253336430 Ex-library hardcover copy with light overall wear to the exterior and the dust jacket. There are library markings through out the book. The binding is fully intact. The pages are clean with no markings. Fast shipping!. Codice libro della libreria SHV874
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, Sydney, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Size: Over 12" Tall. Previous owner's name in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0253336430. ISBN/EAN: 9780253336439. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28456. Codice libro della libreria 28456
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press 1999-12-22, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0253336430. Codice libro della libreria 575128
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802533364393.0
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0253336430 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0108741
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0253336430 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0108741
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020253336430
Descrizione libro Indiana University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010253336430