Oceans of Kansas, Second Edition: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea (Life of the Past) (Hardcover)

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Revised, updated, and expanded with the latest interpretations and fossil discoveries, the second edition of Oceans of Kansas adds new twists to the fascinating story of the vast inland sea that engulfed central North America during the Age of Dinosaurs. Giant sharks, marine reptiles called mosasaurs, pteranodons, and birds with teeth all flourished in and around these shallow waters. Their abundant and well-preserved remains were sources of great excitement in the scientific community when first discovered in the 1860s and continue to yield exciting discoveries 150 years later. Michael J. Everhart vividly captures the history of these startling finds over the decades and re-creates in unforgettable detail these animals from our distant past and the world in which they lived--above, within, and on the shores of America's ancient inland sea.

About the Author


Michael J. Everhart, Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas, is an expert on the Late Cretaceous of western Kansas. He is the creator of the award-winning Oceans of Kansas paleontology website at www.oceansofkansas.com. He lives in Derby, Kansas.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780253026323
ISBN-10: 0253026326
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: September 11th, 2017
Pages: 460
Language: English
Series: Life of the Past

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