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NATURE OF HIDDEN WORLDS, THE. Animals and Plants in Prehistoric Australia and New Zealand.

Mary E. White


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References to fossil evidence of occupation of the Australian continent by Aboriginal people during the Quaternary period.

This work looks at the hidden rocks in the Earth’s crust as a record of the evolution of our planet. The story is there for us to read by studying the structure of the rocks enabling us to reconstruct the environments of the hidden worlds of the past. Studying the fossils contained in the rocks reveals the nature of the plants and animals which lived in the changing environments of successive geological periods.

Mary Elizabeth White AM (5 January 1926 – 5 August 2018) was an Australian paleobotanist and author, notable for collecting numerous plant fossils for the Australian Museum, describing a number of new plant fossil species, and authoring several well received, large format science books for the general readership including “The Greening of Gondwana” (1986) and successors.[1]

Paleontology — Australia.  |  Paleontology — New Zealand.  |  Animals – Mammals – Marsupial megafauna.  |  Dating and chronology – Theory and criticism.  |  Animals – Reptiles – Dinosaurs.  |  Palaeontology.  |  Dating and chronology – Methods.  |  Palaeontology – Palaeozoology.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Australia.

256 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm. #0721/021121

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AuthorMary E. White
Number of pages256 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
PublisherReed Books
Year Published1993
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

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