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Title:
Neptune's ark : from ichthyosaurs to orcas
Author:
Wallace, David Rains, 1945-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
xxix, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue : Steller's sea ape -- Reefs in the desert -- Amphibious ambiguities -- Bird teeth and reptile necks -- Tail tales -- Cope's elusive ophidians -- Hooves into flippers -- Marsh's deceptive desmostylians -- Emlong's whale -- Paws into flippers -- Sea cows and oyster bears -- long, warm summer -- Emptying bays -- Punctuated pinnipeds and Darwinian sirenians -- Advent of autumn -- Ice age invasions -- Hands into paddles -- Pileated woodpecker's boat -- end of the Earth -- industrial interlude -- Intimations of communication -- Epilogue : The old man of the sea -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
ISBN:
9780520243224
Format :
Book