Lost world of Rēkohu : ancient 'Zealandian' animals and plants of the remote Chatham Islands / by Jeffrey D. Stilwell and Chris Mays.
Contributor(s): Mays, Chris [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020Description: xv, 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1527557774; 9781527557772.Subject(s): FOSSILS | CHATHAM ISLAND | NEW ZEALAND | CHATHAM ISLANDS | FLORA | FAUNA | GONDWANALAND | PALEONTOLOGY | DINOSAURS | HISTORICAL GEOLOGYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.7(931.8) STI
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Includes bibliographical references.
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Chapter 1. The Chatham Islands—emergence of a geographic and geologic window into eastern ‘Zealandia’ -- Chapter 2. Mysterious Moriori and their land of the ‘misty skies’ -- Chapter 3. A Pacific storm packs a punch in the year 1791 (or ‘this is definitely not Tahiti!’)—First contact with Europeans -- Chapter 4. Dieffenbach’s legacy from the New Zealand Company years— rock and fossil pioneers from 1840 to present -- Chapter 5. Of supercontinent connections and disassembly—Rocky puzzles enlighten and confound -- Chapter 6. Wonderful life at the South Pole 100 to 90 million years ago— An ancient polar greenhouse ecosystem -- Chapter 7. A time of break-up from the Gondwana motherland—Supervolcanoes, mega marine monster reptiles and giant ammonites -- Chapter 8. Dinosaur discoveries in the new millennium—Of meat eaters and the world’s oldest penguins (time to rewrite the textbooks!) -- Chapter 9. A post-apocalyptic world after the mass extinction 66 million years ago—major biotic hangover and recovery -- Chapter 10. Precious life on the edge of Chatham volcanoes—the great global warming and expansion of the tropical realm in to the south 55 million years ago -- Chapter 11. Welcome to a submerged ‘modern’ world (but steer clear of the 18+ metres long, >60 tonne mega-sharks!) -- Chapter 12. Emergence and evolution in isolation—The Chathams’ unique flora and fauna and its conservation -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- References and further reading.
GRETA POINT: 551.7(931.8) STI