This book presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era; the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Learn about their origins, anatomy, paleobiology and distribution. This publication also examines the changing views on early mammals made by recent discoveries.
This book also tells the story of the author, Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, a world renowned specialist on early mammals. As the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, she describes the intricacies of organizing field work in remote regions and the joys and difficulties encountered while hunting for fossils.
Contains sketches, diagrams, charts, and full-color (as well as black and white) photographs.