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Oceans of Kansas: A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea

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"The bright midday sun glinted off the calm waters of the Inland Sea and silhouetted the long, sinuous form of a huge mosasaur lying motionless amid the floating tangle of yellow-green seaweed. Twenty years old and more than thirty feet in length, the adult mosasaur was almost full-grown and was much larger than any of the fish or sharks that lived in the shallow seaway. A ...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published June 8th 2005 by Indiana University Press
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Joshua
Jun 16, 2015 Joshua rated it really liked it
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This is a well-written and interesting book exploring the extinct fauna and some of the geology of Kansas from when it was part of the Western Interior Sea. It is a little challenging in its use of scientific terminology like the many scientific names of animals and very specific (and for me unfamiliar) terms for periods of time and geologic stratigraphy. It was worth the challenge though, and all of that good information is framed in imaginative reconstructions of the life and death extinct fis ...more
Josh
Sep 24, 2014 Josh rated it it was ok
Poorly written, and with nary a trace of entertainment value. It's detailed enough to be of use were one to frequently hit the chalks of Kansas, but otherwise this book is awful.
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Apr 01, 2010 Jerry rated it it was amazing
Cretaceous life in the Oceans, Difference between elasmosaur and short-necked plesiosaurs.
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