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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Life in Stone

A Natural History of British Columbia’s Fossils

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Life in Stone

A Natural History of British Columbia’s Fossils

Life in Stone is the first book to focus on British Columbia’s fossils. Each of its chapters is written by a specialist for a general audience, and each is devoted to a separate fossil group that is particularly well represented in the province. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Life in Stone will provide fascinating reading for anyone interested in learning more about the animals and plants that inhabited British Columbia during prehistoric times.

318 pages


Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Deep Time in the Cordillera / Rolf Ludvigsen

2 Fossils and Museums: Windows into Ancient Worlds / Richard J. Hebda and David A.E. Spalding

3 The Origin and Evolution of Canada’s Western Mountains / James W.H. Monger

4 Lower Cambrian Trilobites: Most Ancient Mariners / Rolf Ludvigsen and Lisa L. Bohach

5 The Trilobite Beds of Mount Stephen, Yoho National Park / David M. Rudkin

6 The Burgess Shale: A Spectacular Cambrian Bestiary / Desmond H. Collins

7 The Microscopic World of Conodonts / Michael J. Orchard

8 Mesozoic Radiolarians of Haida Gwaii / Elizabeth S. Carter

9 Fishes of the Triassic: Trawling off Pangaea / Andrew G. Neuman

10 Ammonoids and Bivalves: Triassic Life at Sea / E. Tim Tozer

11 Ammonoids: Itinerants of the Jurassic / Giselle K. Jakobs

12 On the Trail of Cretaceous Dinosaurs / Scott D. Sampson and Philip J. Currie

13 Ancient Saurians: Cretaceous Reptiles of Vancouver Island / Rolf Ludvigsen

14 Mollusks: Exotic Shells from Cretaceous Seas / James W. Haggart

15 Plant Life during the Great Cretaceous Transformation / James F. Basinger and Elisabeth McIver

16 Paleogene Mammals on Land and at Sea / Lee McKenzie McAnally

17 Fishes from Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Mark V.H. Wilson

18 Insects near Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Mark V.H. Wilson

19 Flowering Plants in and around Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Ruth A. Stockey and Wesley C. Wehr

20 Eocene Conifers of the Interior / James F. Basinger, Elisabeth McIver and Wesley C. Wehr

21 Quaternary Animals: Vertebrates of the Ice Age / C. Richard Harington

22 Late Pleistocene Salmon of Kamloops Lake / Catherine C. Carlson and Kenneth

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