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By M. J. Aitken

Optical relationship is a quickly constructing process, used basically within the relationship of sediments deposited within the final 500,000 or extra years, and extending numbers of Quaternary geologists, actual geographers, archaeologists, and anthropologists at the moment are counting on the consequences. Written via one of many most advantageous specialists on optical courting, this booklet goals to collect in a coherent complete many of the strands of analysis which are ongoing within the zone. It offers rookies an advent to the process whereas supplying skilled practitioners with a necessary resource of up to date references. The textual content is split into 3 elements: major textual content, technical notes and appendices. during this method the most textual content is obtainable to researchers with a constrained wisdom of physics, whereas the technical notes give you the information for somebody wishing to appreciate the innovations thoroughly. the 1st a part of the booklet provides uncomplicated notions and introduces the traditional thoughts, in addition to a number of illustrative case histories. The publication then proceeds to debate the restrictions of the procedure and the criteria affecting reliability.

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Editor's Note: This image, in an earlier form, was the cover illustration for the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Academic Press, 1997). The discovery of longer "feather" fibers in fossil specimens of Sinosauropteryx required changes yielding the final image pictured here. D I N O S A U R I M A G E R Y ames Gurney is the author of the popular Dinotop& series of books. As both author and artist he has popularized the fanciful world that might have existed had domestic dinosaurs lived with humans.

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T~ (~retaceous ,nct to a/ ost One of the leading sculptors of dinosaur life, Michael Trcic now lives in Sedona, Arizona. He was the key sculptor and puppeteer for the Tyrannosaurus in Jurassic Park. His work has also appeared in other movies such as Barman Returns and 2}rMICHAEL TRCIC minator 2. His work has been published in books such as Hunting Dinosaurs (1994, Random House), and in magazines such as Earth Magazine and Prehistoric Times. C. mothernatures, net . .

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