Life in Stone is the first book to focus on British Columbia's fossils. Each of its chapters is written by a specialist for a general audience, and each is devoted to a separate fossil group that is particularly well represented in the province. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Life in Stone will provide fascinating reading for anyone interested in learning more about the animals and plants that inhabited British Columbia during prehistoric times.
Rolf Ludvigsen lives on Denman Island, British Columbia, where he runs the Denman Institute for Research on Trilobites. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria and the Chair of the British Columbia Paleontological Alliance.
1 Introduction: Deep Time in the Cordillera / Rolf Ludvigsen 2 Fossils and Museums: Windows into Ancient Worlds / Richard J. Hebda and David A.E. Spalding 3 The Origin and Evolution of Canada's Western Mountains / James W.H. Monger 4 Lower Cambrian Trilobites: Most Ancient Mariners / Rolf Ludvigsen and Lisa L. Bohach 5 The Trilobite Beds of Mount Stephen, Yoho National Park / David M. Rudkin 6 The Burgess Shale: A Spectacular Cambrian Bestiary / Desmond H. Collins 7 The Microscopic World of Conodonts / Michael J. Orchard 8 Mesozoic Radiolarians of Haida Gwaii / Elizabeth S. Carter 9 Fishes of the Triassic: Trawling off Pangaea / Andrew G. Neuman 10 Ammonoids and Bivalves: Triassic Life at Sea / E. Tim Tozer 11 Ammonoids: Itinerants of the Jurassic / Giselle K. Jakobs 12 On the Trail of Cretaceous Dinosaurs / Scott D. Sampson and Philip J. Currie 13 Ancient Saurians: Cretaceous Reptiles of Vancouver Island / Rolf Ludvigsen 14 Mollusks: Exotic Shells from Cretaceous Seas / James W. Haggart 15 Plant Life during the Great Cretaceous Transformation / James F. Basinger and Elisabeth McIver 16 Paleogene Mammals on Land and at Sea / Lee McKenzie McAnally 17 Fishes from Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Mark V.H. Wilson 18 Insects near Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Mark V.H. Wilson 19 Flowering Plants in and around Eocene Lakes of the Interior / Ruth A. Stockey and Wesley C. Wehr 20 Eocene Conifers of the Interior / James F. Basinger, Elisabeth McIver and Wesley C. Wehr 21 Quaternary Animals: Vertebrates of the Ice Age / C. Richard Harington 22 Late Pleistocene Salmon of Kamloops Lake / Catherine C. Carlson and Kenneth Klein 23 Quaternary Plants: Glimpses of Past Climates and Landscapes / Richard J. Hebda 24 Epilogue: The Cordillera through the Mists of Time / Christopher R. Barnes