The Eternal Trail: A Tracker Looks At Evolution

The Eternal Trail A Tracker Looks At Evolution Were Jurassic dinosaurs social creatures Is the legendary Bigfoot merely a myth Can you determine the shape of a ram s horns from its footprints Paleontologist Martin Lockley answers these questions a

  • Title: The Eternal Trail: A Tracker Looks At Evolution
  • Author: Martin Lockley
  • ISBN: 9780738201658
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Were Jurassic dinosaurs social creatures Is the legendary Bigfoot merely a myth Can you determine the shape of a ram s horns from its footprints Paleontologist Martin Lockley answers these questions and many in this highly original chronology of tracking and track making From the earliest fossilized prints left by a millipede on a volcanic island to Neil ArmstrongWere Jurassic dinosaurs social creatures Is the legendary Bigfoot merely a myth Can you determine the shape of a ram s horns from its footprints Paleontologist Martin Lockley answers these questions and many in this highly original chronology of tracking and track making From the earliest fossilized prints left by a millipede on a volcanic island to Neil Armstrong s footprint, forever embedded in the lunar dust, Lockley reinterprets the story of evolution, recorded over millions of years in the strata and substrata of our planet and its environs In the process, he offers a new, holistic approach to tracking one that highlights the self organizing principles at work in the natural world and demonstrates how the science of tracking is giving us new insights into the biology, behavior, and evolutionary history of a diverse array of extinct animals Filled with fascinating anecdotes and surprising discoveries, The Eternal Trail initiates us into the art and science of tracking, while offering a poetic reflection on the continuity of life.

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    1. This is a wonderful, wonderfully written book written by a man, Martin Lockley, who has already written four other books about palentological tracks and their meaning, provenance, and use. Can we say eccentric or barmy? This focus on tracks reminds me of Gen. Patton's belief that in order to succeed, he had to pick a small area and focus his entire life around excellence in that area. Lackey has done this. But the book is filled with insight, detailed description and the thrill of the chase. Lac [...]

    2. Somewhat in the John McPhee vein of non-fiction, this book should be a classic, but isn't quite. The author is a paleontologist, specializing in dinosaur tracks. He's made the book more than just a scientific study, including the many colorful characters in paleoentology's history, including more than a few frauds.There's great detail -- like the only T. Rex footprint (found by Boy Scouts in New Mexico). And there's plenty of controversy. The problem with this book, which I picked up used, is th [...]

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