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July 25, 2000
9780801864810
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Quest for the African Dinosaurs

Ancient Roots of the Modern World

Winner of the Colbert Award for the best adult book about dinosaurs

Louis Jacobs reopened paleontologists' eyes to the African continent when he uncovered a major fossil site in the hills of Malawi in the 1980s. During five digging seasons in Malawi and three in Cameroon, Jacobs found the remains of two meat-eating theropods, two herbivorous sauropods, an odd crocodile about the size of a Chihuahua, and rare early mammals. Now in paperback, Quest for the African Dinosaurs includes Jacobs' new introduction, which discusses recent developments in paleontological research in Africa.

About the Author

Louis Jacobs, formerly a visiting scholar at Harvard, teaches at Southern Methodist University and is president of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man.

Reviews

A literary effort of real consequence, a book that informs and entertains, but at the same time is pleasing to the eye and to the ear... One closes Lou Jacobs' book with the wish that it did not have to come to an end... [because] one has been to Africa with Lou and surveyed the passing scene through his amused, discerning eye.

- Edwin H. Colbert - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Endorsementss

Louis Jacobs has produced a most interesting book, which will certainly give the reader a feel for dinosaur hunting in some exotic and unusual places. Many books have been written on the collecting of dinosaurs in North America, but this book is very different, and I found it refreshing, fun, and informative.

- Richard E. Leakey, Director, Kenya Wildlife Service

Splendid book. If you like dinosaurs, this is for you. If you enjoy reading engaging stories of life in the field, this is for you. And if you care to reflect a bit on the personal impact of the West on the developing world, and—as important—of the developing world on us, this is certainly for you. It's a most engaging read.

- David Pilbeam, Harvard University

Original, delightfully entertaining, accurate, and stimulating... In his warm and witty style, Lou Jacobs has made a significant contribution to the demystification of science.

- Nicholas Hotton III, Research Curator, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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