Julia Sankey and Jacob Biewer (California State University) just released “The Giant Spike-Toothed Salmon and Other Extinct Wildlife of Central California”, a new book on the giant, spike toothed salmon and massive tortoises in California.
Written for a general audience, with excellent illustrations, the book is readly available through Amazon. It portrays the California of 5 million years ago and the very weird animals inhabiting it. Go back in time and learn about the geology and paleontology of the Central Valley of California, with erupting volcanos and rivers that flowed in the opposite direction from today. Explore the amazing extinct wildlife, how these animals became fossils, and the paleontologists who discovered them.
This concise, engaging, and well-illustrated book is suitable for all ages. Explore it on your own or as a family, and hurry up before it sells out!
Here’s what people are saying about it:
This is a great review of the science of paleontology written by a valued colleague and a former student of mine. It is an excellent addition to the literature on the geology of the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley of California.
It is written and illustrated for a non-technical reader: richly informative and absolutely
Co-author: The MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication
(Image Credit: Jacob Biewer, co-author)
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