Neptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcas / David Rains Wallace ; illustrations by Ken Kirkland.

Author
Wallace, David Rains, 1945- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
Description
xxix, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-266) and index.
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue : Steller's sea ape -- 1. Reefs in the desert -- 2. Amphibious ambiguities -- 3. Bird teeth and reptile necks -- 4. Tail tales -- 5. Cope's elusive ophidians -- 6. Hooves into flippers -- 7. Marsh's deceptive desmostylians -- 8. Emlong's whale -- 9. Paws into flippers -- 10. Sea cows and oyster bears -- 11. The long, warm summer -- 12. Emptying bays -- 13. Punctuated pinnipeds and Darwinian sirenians -- 14. Advent of autumn -- 15. Ice age invasions -- 16. Hands into paddles -- 17. Pileated woodpecker's boat -- 18. The end of the Earth -- 19. An industrial interlude -- 20. Intimations of communication -- Epilogue : The old man of the sea -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN
  • 9780520243224 (alk. paper)
  • 0520243226 (alk. paper)
LCCN
2006035806
OCLC
74649103
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