Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliff

Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliff

By Michael J. Novacek; Ed Heck (Illustrator)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385477758, 392pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 1997


Over the past six years Michael Novacek, the Provost of Science at the American Museum of Natural History, has led a team of international scientists to the Gobi Desert on the greatest dinosaur expedition of the late 20th century.

Closed to the West since the 1920's, the remote sands of Mongolia's Gobi Desert constitute the richest fossil site in the world. In Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs, Novacek invites the reader along with his team as he recounts the day-to-day drama of field exploration and discusses the remarkable discoveries that he and his colleagues unearthed, fossil finds that have helped to reshape our understanding of the dinosaur and early mammal era.

Interweaving the adventure of field research with chapters that bring the reader up to date on contemporary dinosaur theory and science, Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs brings the excitement of scientific discovery to life.

About the Author
Michael Novacek, senior vice-president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, is the author of "Time Traveler" (FSG, 2002) and "Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs" (1996). He lives in New York City.

As a natural science illustrator, Ed Heck has illustrated numerous books and magazine articles for children. Much of his work has been on the subject of dinosaurs, including "The New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs". Many of his whimsical drawings have been made into popular fine art prints. "Monkey Lost" is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Ed lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Jean, and their two sons, Eric and Jacob. He has always wanted a pet monkey. You can see more of his work at www.edheck.com.