Florissant Butterflies

A Guide to the Fossil and Present-day Species of Central Colorado

Author: Thomas C. Emmel,Marc C. Minno,Boyce A. Drummond

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804720182

Category: Nature

Page: 118

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This is a well-illustrated treatment of and guide to all the fossil and present-day species of butterflies in one of the richest areas in North America for butterfly diversity and study. For much of the year, the meadows, forests, and grassy slopes of the Florissant region of central Colorado are alive with butterflies - nearly 100 species of these fascinating and beautiful creatures. Many of them have unusual life histories: the larvae (caterpillars) of one species take two years to mature; others develop close associations with ants; and the adults of some species live only a few days, whereas others survive for months in winter hibernation. Central Colorado is also the site of the florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, which has yielded 12 of the 44 known species of butterfly fossils in the world. To find fossils of these delicate-winged creatures in such a perfect state of preservation is one of the wonders of nature, since the fossils have endured 35 million years of geologic activity, erosion, and climate change. Remarkably, most of the fossil species are closely related to various present-day species.

Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado

Author: Herbert William Meyer,Dena M. Smith

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 081372435X

Category: Science

Page: 177

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The Florissant formation's fossil beds and petrified forest are interesting in themselves but also shed light on questions of paleoecology, macroevolution, and taphonomy (the study of the process of fossilization). Meyer (National Park Service. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado) and Smith (U. of Colorado Museum of Natural History--Paleontology/geological sciences, UC, Boulder) introduce 11 papers examining Florissant fossil flora, fauna, mineralogy and geochemistry through different periods and via a model of the role of microbial mats in its preservation. An integrated database/Web site to further related research is also discussed. The monograph is well-illustrated with geologic maps and images of historical figures in the field and specimens, but is not indexed.

Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway

An Epoch Tale of a Scientist and an Artist on the Ultimate 5,000-mile Paleo Road Trip

Author: Kirk Johnson

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555914519

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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Two "paleonerds" embark on a roadtrip across the West in search of fossils.

The Fossil Elateridae of Florissant

Author: Henry Frederick Wickham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781356383184


Page: 70

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Environmental Law, Keyed to Plater, Abrams, Goldfarb, Graham, Heinzerling & Wirth

Author: Casenotes

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735545294

Category: Law

Page: 115

View: 9309

For over two decades, Casenote Legal Briefs have helped hundreds of thousands of students prepare for classes and exams year after year with unparalleled results. Known throughout the law school community as high-quality legal study aids, Casenotes popular series of legal briefs are the most comprehensive legal briefs available today. With over 100 Casenotes published today in all key areas, ranging from Administrative Law to Wills, Trusts, and Estates each and every Casenote offers: professionally written briefs of the cases in your casebook coverage that is accurate and up-to-date editor's analysis explaining the relevance of each case to the course coverage built on decades of experience the highest commitment to quality

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

Author: Estella B. Leopold,Herbert William Meyer

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826352367

Category: History

Page: 139

View: 2016

In the summer of 1969, a federal district court in Denver, Colorado, heard arguments in one of the nation's first explicitly environmental cases, in which the Defenders of Florissant, Inc. opposed real estate interests intent on developing lands containing an extraordinary set of ancient fossils. This book, the first account of the fight to preserve the Florissant fossil beds, tells a story of environmental activism that remains little known more than forty years after the coalition's victory. The principal author, Estella Leopold, was a major participant in the process.

Fossil Plants

A Text-Book for Students of Botany and Geology

Author: A. C. Seward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108015980

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 6450

The standard volumes on palaeobotany which synthesised earlier work and included new research, first published between 1898 and 1919.

Fun with the Family Colorado

Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids

Author: Doris Kennedy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763337

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 4170

Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Colorado features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

Great Places: Colorado

A Recreational Guide to Colorado's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping

Author: Marty Bartholomew

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098686

Category: Travel

Page: 471

View: 953

"Great Places Colorado" is the ticket to the beautiful and intriguing public lands in the Centennial State. Bestselling author Bartholomew guides readers through Colorado's fishing, hunting, birding, hiking, photography, and camping opportunities, and provides lodging and restaurant suggestions along the way. Full-color photos.


Author: Meyer Hw

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781588341075

Category: Nature

Page: 258

View: 9410

The most diverse fossil bed in the United States provides a unique picture of what life was like 34 million years ago. In the rocks of Florissant, Colorado, lying in the shadow of Pike's Peak, is the evidence of a long-lost world. Encased by the ash of volcanoes that erupted tens of millions of years ago, animals such as insects, fish, and mammals were fossilized in the same deposits as flowers, trees, and the delicate leaves of plants. This amazing collection of animals and plants from the same place at the same time providse a rare, uniquely comprehensive glimpse of life in the past. Through more than 200 color photographs and vivid descriptions of the fossils, Herbert Meyer brings the fossils of Florissant, Colorado to life, not only providing background on the plants and animals, but also exploring the warm environment in which they lived. The site was once a treasure trove for paleontologists who acquired the fossils for museums around the world; it is now protected as Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Meyer’s book reveals the beauty of both the site and its delicate fossils, and offers a compelling story of life long ago.

Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs

Evolution, Extinction, and the Future of Our Planet

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231146604

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 8256

Greenhouse of the dinosaurs -- Bad lands, good fossils -- Magnets and lasers -- "Punk eek" in the badlands -- Dinosaur battles -- Marine world -- Rocky mountain jungles and eel's ears -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Once and future greenhouse?

Geologisches Zentralblatt

Rassegna geologica. Revue géologique. Geological review. A. Geologie. geologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: N.A

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