Life Of The Past – Indiana University Press

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The Life of the Past series published by Indiana University Press presents first hand, accurate, up to date information about prehistoric life for the intelligent lay reader. Each book is written by an expert or group of experts on the topic covered and reviewed for accuracy by other specialists in the field. Technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and each book is profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and reconstructions of ancient plants and animals.

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Jurassic West, Second Edition

The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World


20 October 2020

Life through the Ages II

Twenty-First Century Visions of Prehistory


7 April 2020

Dinosaurs of Darkness

In Search of the Lost Polar World


3 March 2020

Mesozoic Sea Dragons

Triassic Marine Life from the Ancient Tropical Lagoon of Monte San Giorgio


24 April 2019

Noah's Ravens

Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints


8 October 2018

Oceans of Kansas, Second Edition

A Natural History of the Western Interior Sea


11 September 2017

Patrons of Paleontology

How Government Support Shaped a Science


21 August 2017

Turtles as Hopeful Monsters

Origins and Evolution


13 March 2017

Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys

The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America


29 August 2016

Dinosaur Tracks

The Next Steps


15 August 2016

The Bare Bones

An Unconventional Evolutionary History of the Skeleton


15 February 2016

The White River Badlands

Geology and Paleontology


25 May 2015



5 November 2014

Cambrian Ocean World

Ancient Sea Life of North America


6 June 2014

Fossils of the Carpathian Region


18 December 2013



22 November 2013

At the Top of the Grand Staircase

The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah


9 October 2013

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology


5 July 2013


Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America


22 May 2013

Rhinoceros Giants

The Paleobiology of Indricotheres


9 May 2013

The Dodo and the Solitaire

A Natural History


3 December 2012

The Great Fossil Enigma

The Search for the Conodont Animal


6 November 2012

Dinosaurs under the Aurora


10 July 2012

The Complete Dinosaur


27 June 2012