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Dinosaurs of Darkness

In Search of the Lost Polar World

Thomas H. Rich Patricia Vickers-Rich



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Indiana University Press
03 March 2020
Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world, between 100 million and 120 million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joined to Antarctica. Dinosaurs lived in this polar region.

How were the polar dinosaurs discovered? What do we now know about them? Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich, who have played crucial roles in their discovery, describe how they and others collected the fossils indispensable to our knowledge of this realm and how painstaking laboratory work and analyses continue to unlock the secrets of the polar dinosaurs. This scientific adventure makes for a fascinating story: it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends. Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal, absorbing account of the way scientific research is actually conducted and how hard and rewarding it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable life of the past.

The award-winning first edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest discoveries and interpretations, along with over 100 new photographs and charts, many in color.
By:   Thomas H. Rich, Patricia Vickers-Rich
Imprint:   Indiana University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   980g
ISBN:   9780253047397
ISBN 10:   0253047390
Series:   Life of the Past
Pages:   332
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas H. Rich is Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. He is affiliated with Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University. Patricia Vickers-Rich is Professor of Palaeontology in the School of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Swinburne University of Technology, an Emeritus Professor of Palaeobiology in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University and a Research Associate at both Museums Victoria and Deakin University in the Melbourne and Geelong regions of Victoria, Australia. She is also a Research Associate of the Precambrian Laboratory at the Borissak Paleontologic Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. She is also Director of PrimeSCI! the Wantirna campus of the Swinburne University of Technology, also in Melbourne, Australia.

Reviews for Dinosaurs of Darkness: In Search of the Lost Polar World

A valuable volume detailing an underexplored region of the world of dinosaurs, Dinosaurs of Darkness is essential reading for any dino-devotee. -- Danielle Ballantyne * ForeWord * This update from the award-winning first edition includes the latest discoveries and prevailing theories, as well as several color photographs of the scientists and their findings. A valuable volume detailing an underexplored region of the world of dinosaurs, Dinosaurs of Darkness is essential reading for any dino-devotee. * Foreword Reviews *

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