1. The cold, barren land we call Antarctica -- 2. A continent discovered -- 3. The fossil pioneers -- 4. Antarctica's oldest fossils -- 5. The age of fish and ferns -- 6. A time of southern coal swamps -- 7. Giant amphibians and hairy reptiles -- 8. Volcanic lakes and early dinosaurs -- 9. When dinosaurs ruled -- 10. When giant reptiles swam in southern seas -- 11. Killer birds, giant penguins and early mammals -- 12. The big chill: from paradise to polar ice -- 13. Life today in the frozen south.
Presents a comprehensive overview of the fossil record of Antarctica framed within its changing environmental settings.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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