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Life Traces of the Georgia Coast Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals

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ISBN-10: 0253006023

ISBN-13: 9780253006028

Edition: 2013

Authors: Anthony J. Martin

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Have you ever wondered what left behind those prints and tracks on the seashore, or what made those marks or dug those holes in the dunes? Life Traces of the Georgia Coast is an up-close look at these traces of life and the animals and plants that made them. It tells about the how the tracemakers lived and how they interacted with their environments. This is a book about ichnology (the study of such traces), a wonderful way to learn about the behavior of organisms, living and long extinct. Life Traces presents an overview of the traces left by modern animals and plants in this biologically rich region; shows how life traces relate to the environments, natural history, and behaviors of their tracemakers; and applies that knowledge toward a better understanding of the fossilized traces that ancient life left in the geologic record. Augmented by numerous illustrations of traces made by both ancient and modern organisms, the book shows how ancient trace fossils directly relate to modern traces and tracemakers, among them, insects, grasses, crabs, shorebirds, alligators, and sea turtles. The result is an aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate book that will serve as both a source book for scientists and for anyone interested in the natural history of the Georgia coast.
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/14/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 692
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.10" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Anthony J. Martinnbsp;is a Professor at Emory University, a paleontologist, geologist, and one of the world's most accomplished ichnologists. He is the co-discoverer of the first known burrowing dinosaur, found the oldest dinosaur burrows in the geologic record, and documented the best assemblage of polar-dinosaur tracks in the Southern Hemisphere. He is the author of two textbooks on dinosaurs and lives in Atlanta, GA.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction to Ichnology of the Georgia Coast
History of the Georgia Coast and Its Ichnology
Tracemaker Habitats and Substrates
Marginal-Marine and Terrestrial Plants
Terrestrial Invertebrates
Marginal-Marine Invertebrates
Terrestrial Vertebrates, Part I: Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles
Terrestrial Vertebrates, Part II: Birds and Mammals
Marginal-Marine and Marine Vertebrates
Trace Fossils and the Georgia Coast
Future Studies, Future Traces
Appendix
Bibliography
Index