Ocean Life in the Time of Dinosaurs

Ocean Life in the Time of Dinosaurs

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A richly illustrated introduction to the spectacular reptiles that swam the oceans when dinosaurs roamed the land

During the Mesozoic era, 252 to 66 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the land, but the ocean deeps were roiling with equally spectacular reptiles-including giant predators. This richly illustrated, authoritative, and accessible book introduces readers to the world of these fascinating marine animals, whose predecessors returned to the seas a few million years after the first vertebrates emerged from the water. As we meet ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and many others, we learn about the astonishing anatomical, physiological, and behavioral adaptations that enabled these reptiles to become ocean dwellers again. We also learn about their living descendants, including sea turtles and sea snakes. Featuring stunning artwork depicting these prehistoric ocean creatures and photographs of their fossil remains, this book invites readers to discover the enthralling past of marine reptiles in all their extraordinary diversity.

Book information

ISBN: 9780691243948
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 567.937
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20230612
Language: English
Number of pages: 207
Weight: 996g
Height: 356mm
Width: 276mm
Spine width: 23mm