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Walking on Eggs is the inside story behind one of the most significant paleontological discoveries in history. In November 1997, Luis M. Chiappe and Lowell Dingus led an elite team of paleontologists and geologists into the rugged and desolate badlands of Argentina. Unsure of what they would find, Chiappe and Dingus knew that this region had produced many spectacular specimens of dinosaurs and fossil birds over the last century. Nothing could have prepared them, however, for the headline-grabbing discovery they were about to make: a massive dinosaur nesting ground covering more than a square mile and littered with tens of thousands of large, unhatched dinosaur eggs. Containing the first fossils of embryonic dinosaur skin ever found, the eggs gave rise to a host of mysteries. What species laid the eggs, and when? How were they preserved? And most intriguingly, what ancient catastrophe -- deeply rooted more than 70 million years in the past -- prevented them from hatching? - Jacket flap.

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Walking on Eggs
The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia

Published June 19, 2001 by Scribner in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction : The moment of discovery
Patagonia : a faraway land full of fossils
What were we searching for and how did we decide where to look?
The scene of an ancient catastrophe : Auca Mahuevo
Compiling a list of possible victims : a brief history of dinosaurs
Dinosaur eggs : evolutionary time capsules
Finding evidence in the eggs at our forensic labs : dinosaur embryos and embryonic skin : the rarest of all dinosaur fossils
Establishing the time of death : evidence from clocks in the rocks
Establishing the cause of death : uncovering clues in the rocks
Our fifteen minutes of fame : Is Auca Mahuevo the real Jurassic Park?
Our return to the scene of the catastrophe : the 1999 expedition
Was the nesting site used more than once? Discovering new egg layers
Were giant dinosaurs gregarious? Our nests of eggs and other evidence
An awesome predator : discovering a skeleton of the Sauropods' adversary
The Y2K expedition
Epilogue : A threatened window on the ancient past
Further reading

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
219 p.
Number of pages
219
Dimensions
9.6 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7926912M
Internet Archive
walkingoneggsast00luis
ISBN 10
0743212118
ISBN 13
9780743212113
Library Thing
148041
Goodreads
981490

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