Hardcover, 8vo., square shape, very fine condition in fine dustjacket, colour photographs, 212pp. Twelve articles about British palaeontologists working in remote areas in the world. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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).
Book Description: Travels with the Fossil Hunters tells twelve stories of the problems and curiosities palaeontologists encounter whilst working in extreme field conditions, from the deserts of Yemen to the frozen wastes of Antarctica, from the mountains of Tibet to the forests of Latvia. They also describe the palaeontology and geology of the countries they visit and the scientific reasons for their expeditions. Copiously illustrated with spectacular colour photographs and with a foreword from David Attenborough, this fascinating book will appeal to anyone interested in travelling and fossils, amateurs and professionals alike.
Title: Travels With The Fossil Hunters
Publisher: Cambridge University Press/The Natural History Museum, 2000.
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2000. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4505368
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Book Description Cambridge University Press 2000., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 0521663016 Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 29462