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Author Ewing, Susan, 1954-

Title Resurrecting the shark : a scientific obsession and the mavericks who solved the mystery of a 270-million-year-old fossil / Susan Ewing.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    567.3 EWI    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    567.3 EWI    Available
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description 282 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, chiefly color, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index.
Contents Lasting impressions -- The shark bites -- Right shark, wrong name -- First, cousins -- Whorl of fortune -- Karpinsky makes the call: helicoprion -- A shiver of sharks -- Signs of life -- The art of obsession -- The new guard -- Resurrection, one slice at a time -- Coming to terms -- To the summit and beyond -- Shark is a verb.
Summary "In 1993 Alaskan artist and paleo-fish enthusiast, Ray Troll, stumbled upon the weirdest fossil he had ever seen in a museum -- a platter-sized spiral of tightly wound shark teeth, from the Helicoprion, a mysterious monster from deep time. In 2010 the undergraduate student, Jesse Pruitt, became seriously smitten with a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. Together, they researched and were able, with others, to reanimate this awe-inspiring beast."--From jacket flap.
Subject Sharks, Fossil.
Troll, Ray, 1954-
Pruitt, Jesse.
ISBN 9781681773438 (hardcover)
1681773430 (hardcover)

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