Presents a beautifully illustrated guide to the fossil remains of dinosaurs and other vertebrates from the ancient Southern Hemisphere.
Introduction Part One: Gondwana in Perspective Part Two: The Search for Beginnings Part Three: The Fossil Vertebrates of Australia 1. And Then There Were Bones 2. An Age of Fishes 3. Attack on the Land 4. Dinosaurs and Polar Nights 5. An Ark to the Tropics 6. The Living Vertebrates of Australia Part Four: Gondwana Faunas in Global Context Acknowledgments; Glossary; Systematic Geographic and Geologic Index; Bibliography; Index
In Wildlife of Gondwana ...you'll find riches indeed for all natural history enthusiasts. This 2-billion-year history of the biota of Australasia and associated southern continents is beautifully illustrated. But it's much more than a picture book: the story is set within the geological growth and breakup of the great southern supercontinent of Gondwana.--New Scientist, 20 May, 2000