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The Resource The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years, J.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard

The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years, J.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard

Label
The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years
Title
The walking whales
Title remainder
from land to water in eight million years
Statement of responsibility
J.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A ... first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and rivers and to serpentlike denizens of the coast. Thewissen reports on his discoveries in the wilds of India and Pakistan, weaving a narrative that reveals the day-to-day adventures of fossil collection, enriching it with local flavors from South Asian culture and society"--Dust jacket flap
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10389456
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thewissen, J. G. M
Dewey number
569/.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dillard, Jacqueline
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whales, Fossil
  • Whales, Fossil
  • Whales
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Whales
  • Whales, Fossil
  • India
  • Pakistan
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from land to water in eight million years
Label
The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years, J.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wasted dig -- Fish, mammal, or dinosaur? -- A whale with legs -- Learning to swim -- When the mountains grew -- Passage to India -- A trip to the beach -- The otter whale -- The ocean is a desert -- The skeleton puzzle -- The river whales -- Whales conquer the world -- From embryos to evolution -- Before whales -- The way forward
Control code
1067410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780520277069
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520277069
  • (OCoLC)876370603
Label
The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years, J.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wasted dig -- Fish, mammal, or dinosaur? -- A whale with legs -- Learning to swim -- When the mountains grew -- Passage to India -- A trip to the beach -- The otter whale -- The ocean is a desert -- The skeleton puzzle -- The river whales -- Whales conquer the world -- From embryos to evolution -- Before whales -- The way forward
Control code
1067410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780520277069
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520277069
  • (OCoLC)876370603

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