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Dinosaurs of the East Coast

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By: David B Weishampel and Luther Young

275 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs

Johns Hopkins University Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #49348 | ISBN: 0801852161
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Shows that the east coast of the United States also has a rich dinosaur heritage.

A meticulous, well-structured and thoroughly referenced account of 200 years of activities... This book also serves as a field guide, complete with site maps, lists of museum displays, sources of information on sites and advice on fossil collecting. Much information has been drawn together to create a comprehensive reference source for eastern North America. -- Angela Milner Science Well-written and richly illustrated... [Weishampel and Young] have succeeded admirably in capturing both the importance and the romance of the little understood and barely touched 'lost world' that lies hidden beneath the verdant but secretive eastern American landscape... An indispensable reference for anyone interested in the prehistory of eastern North America and the dinosaurs that inhabited this part of the world. -- Robert E. Weems Quarterly Review of Biology [Weishampel and Young] have written a comprehensive guide to eastern dinosaurs. They review 200 years of fossil-hunting and point out that most sites have been exposed by human activities at quarries, tunnels, canals, and building and bridge foundations... The authors describe each species and its location; sites range from South Carolina to Nova Scotia, with New Jersey and Maryland the most productive. Since the 1960s, scientific collecting has revived on the East Coast, and the authors offer advice on where to look for fossils... An admirable textbook for readers seriously interested in dinosaurs. Publishers Weekly An enjoyable and stimulating study of a subject that has gotten little attention. Weishampel and Young present a wealth of information about the Eastern seaboard's scattered dinosaur fossils, the area's surprisingly common fossil footprints and tracks, and the collectors, both professional and amateur, who have discovered so much in an apparently unpromising region. -- John R. Alden Philadelphia Inquirer

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David B. Weishampel is associate professor of cell biology and anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is senior editor of 'The Dinosauria' and coauthor of 'The Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs'. Luther Young is senior science writer and public information officer at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Prior to that he was a long-time journalist for the 'Baltimore Sun', including four years as the newspaper's science writer.

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