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Dinosaurs of the flaming cliffs

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Over the past six years, Michael Novacek, Dean of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to Mongolia's Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late twentieth century. Closed to the West since the 1920s and opened only to Michael Novacek's team, the remote sands of the Gobi Desert constitute the richest fossil site in the world. In Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs, Novacek takes the reader along with his team as he re-creates the day-to-day drama of field exploration over the last six years and recounts the remarkable discoveries that he and his colleagues unearthed. Following early years of relative disappointment, in 1993 the expedition discovered the richest Cretaceous dinosaur site ever found, excavating fossils that have helped to reshape our understanding of the dinosaur and early mammal era. Interweaving the adventure of field research with chapters that offer in depth discussions on contemporary dinosaur research and science, Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs makes for the best kind of science--an engrossing narrative that brings compellingly to life the thrill and excitement of scientific discovery.
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subject_facet Dinosaurs -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China), Novacek, Michael J, Paleontology -- Cretaceous
title_display Dinosaurs of the flaming cliffs
title_full Dinosaurs of the flaming cliffs / by Michael Novacek ;with illustrations by Ed Heck
title_short Dinosaurs of the flaming cliffs
topic_facet Dinosaurs, Novacek, Michael J, Paleontology