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Author Holman, J. Alan, 1931-2006.

Title In quest of Great Lakes Ice Age vertebrates / J. Alan Holman
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Pleistocene Ice Age; 3. The Pleistocene in the Great Lakes Region; 4. Where to Find Vertebrate Fossils; 5. Collecting the Fossils; 6. Dating the Fossils; 7. A Bestiary of Great Lakes Region Ice Age Vertebrates; 8. Important Pleistocene Vertebrate Sites in the Great Lakes Region; 9. Interpretation of the Fauna; 10. The Holocene and the Aftermath of the Ice Age; Appendix; References; Illustration credits; Indices
Summary The first book of its kind, In Quest of Great Lakes Ice Age Vertebrates details the Ice Age fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals in the provinces and states surrounding the Great Lakes. Holman's work begins with definitions of concepts and terms for the general audience and a general discussion of how the last ice age, the Pleistocene Epoch, affected our physical and biological world. Methods employed and tools used in the collection of vertebrate fossils, as well as ethics and protocol in the maintenance of a useful collection follow, coupled with details of each
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-222) and indexes
Subject Animals, Fossil -- Great Lakes Region (North America)
Paleontology -- Pleistocene.
Vertebrates, Fossil -- Great Lakes Region (North America)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001003708
ISBN 0870139274 (electronic bk.)
9780870139277 (electronic bk.)
(cloth alk. paper)