Dinosaurs of the East Coast
The authors of this study describe such East Coast dinosaurs as: Astrodon johnstoni, which browsed in a tropical Maryland some 100 million years ago; Anchisaurus polyzelus, which lived in New England around 200 million years ago; and Hadrosaurus foulkii, a dick-billed dinosaur that lived in New Jersey 70 million years ago, and which was North America's first well-preserved dinosaur skeleton. The text shows how dinosaur finds have come from both the bog iron and clay pits of Maryland and New Jersey, and the river banks of North and South Carolina in addition, dinosaur footprints have been found from central Virginia to the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 990g
- 01 Jun 1996
- Johns Hopkins University Press
- Baltimore, MD, United States
- 110 halftones
"[Weishampel and Young] have written a comprehensive guide to eastern dinosaurs. They review 200 years of fossil-hunting and point out that most sites have been exposed by human activities at quarries, tunnels, canals, and building and bridge foundations...The authors describe each species and its location; sites range from South Carolina to Nova Scotia, with New Jersey and Maryland the most productive. Since the 1960s, scientific collecting has revived on the East Coast, and the authors offer advice on where to look for fossils...An admirable textbook for readers seriously interested in dinosaurs."--'Publishers Weekly' "I know of no other book like this. It is beautifully thought out and organizaed, and it covers one of the most important regions in the world of fossil hunting"--Peter Dodson, University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine
About David B. Weishampel
David B. Weishampel is associate professor of cell biology and anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is senior editor of 'The Dinosauria' and coauthor of 'The Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs'. Luther Young is senior science writer and public information officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to that he was a long-time journalist for the 'Baltimore Sun', including four years as the newspaper's science writer.