So You Want To Dig Dinosaurs? A Field Manual on the Practice, Principles, and Politics of Vertebrate Paleontology

Stein, Walter W.

Published by Dragons Claw, 2001
ISBN 10: 0971620601 / ISBN 13: 9780971620605
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Synopsis: Not your usual book on dinosaurs!

Mosts books on dinosaurs and paleontology fall into two distinct categories: 1) Those written for young children with a lot of pretty illustrations designed only for general information purposes, or 2) Those written for professionals written with an abundance of highly technical jargon in a flat and boring tone. This work is a combination of creative non-fiction, combined with an introductory text/reference book, written primarily for those who already know the basics but now want to learn in greater detail. Designed to be easy to read, and enjoyable, students interested in a careeer in paleontology will learn tips on field work, preparation, and basic geology, advice for finding and choosing a school, advice for exploration of fossils, political controversies, and much much more. With over 260 pages of information including 50 pages of appendices, a foreword by the famous Neal L. Larson, and illustrations by some of the great up and coming paleo artists Scott Hartman, Russell Hawley, and Todd Marshall, students will be immersed in the discipline of dinosaurology. Whether you are considering a career in the field of paleontology, an amateur with a basic understanding of dinosaur paleontology, or a professional working for the last 20 years this book has something for you.

Come follow the author on an exciting creative non-fiction adventure. Follow him and the team of bone hunters through one field season and relieve the many exciting discoveries made, including the first written descriptions of a new genus of North American Oviraptor. Learn as you go and see if you have what it takes to dig for dinosaurs.

About the Author: Walter W. Stein
BS degree Geology Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
North American Exploration Field Leader
Wyoming Dinosaur Center Staff
Former President of the Big Horn Basin Foundation
Current Field Collections Manager for Triebold Paleontology Inc.

Written several papers on paleontology, natural history, politics, and poetry.

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Title: So You Want To Dig Dinosaurs? A Field Manual...
Publisher: Dragons Claw
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Plastic Comb
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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