Dinosaurs Of The Flaming Cliff

Paperback | August 18, 1997

byMichael Novacek

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Over the past six years Michael Novacek, the Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to the Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late 20th century.

Closed to the West since the 1920's, the remote sands of Mongolia's Gobi Desert constitute the richest fossil site in the world. In Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs, Novacek invites the reader along with his team as he recounts the day-to-day drama of field exploration and discusses the remarkable discoveries that he and his colleagues unearthed, fossil finds that have helped to reshape our understanding of the dinosaur and early mammal era.

Interweaving the adventure of field research with chapters that bring the reader up to date on contemporary dinosaur theory and science, Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs brings the excitement of scientific discovery to life.

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A spellbinding account of the discovery of dinosaur fossils in the Gobi desert, this is "paleontology at its best" (Edmund O. Wilson). "Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs" is a remarkable narrative that interweaves the exciting account of one of the largest dinosaur expeditions of the late twentieth century with an explanation of the impo...

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Over the past six years Michael Novacek, the Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to the Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late 20th century. Closed to the West since the 1920's, the remote sands of Mongolia's Gobi Desert constitute the richest fos...

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Over the past six years Michael Novacek, the Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to the Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late 20th century. Closed to the West since the 1920's, the remote sands of Mongolia's Gobi Desert constitute the richest fos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:August 18, 1997Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385477759

ISBN - 13:9780385477758

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A spellbinding account of the discovery of dinosaur fossils in the Gobi desert, this is "paleontology at its best" (Edmund O. Wilson). "Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs" is a remarkable narrative that interweaves the exciting account of one of the largest dinosaur expeditions of the late twentieth century with an explanation of the importance of their findings, as well as the discoveries of others, to the fossil record. photos