Originally published in French in 1994, Dinosaur Impressions is the engaging account of thirty years of travel and paleontological exploration by Philippe Taquet, one of the world's most noted paleontologists. Dr. Taquet takes the reader on a surprisingly far-flung tour--ranging from the Provence countryside to the Niger desert, from the Brazilian bush to the Mongolian Steppes, and from the Laos jungle to the Moroccan mountains--in search of dinosaur bones and what they have to tell us about a vanished world. With wry humor and lively anecdotes, Dr. Taquet retraces the history of paleontological research along the way discussing the latest theories of dinosaur existence and extinction.
Elegantly translated by Kevin Padian, Dinosaur Impressions provides a unique, thoughtful perspective not often encountered in American- and English-speaking works. This insightful, first-hand account of an exceptional career is also a travelogue par excellence that will enthrall enthusiasts and general readers alike.
DETAILS & CONDITION
Binding: Hardcover book with dust jacket
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Numbered pages: 244
Dimensions in inches: Approx. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
This is an ex-library book with the usual library stamps, stickers, markings, etc. Mylar cover on dust jacket is heavily scuffed. Creasing at the head and heel of the jacket spine. Jacket has been taped to the book's endpapers. One page is creased at the top right corner. Text has no underlining or highlighting. Binding is tight.