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By Spencer Lucas

There appears to be like a fly-over tone and caliber to this ebook. It lacks circulate and team spirit. The picture caliber is certainly bad. Lucas additionally mis-cites Henry Fairfield Osborn's theorizing -- the quotation might be to Osborn's article in technological know-how (April thirteen, 1900), relatively at p. 567, now not his later 1910 ebook book. As to recounting the crucial Asiatic Expeditions, the remedy is asymmetric and a little bit speculative. additionally, a few spellings are inconsistent: eg., "Granter" (caption determine 2-10) vs. "Granger" (text, p. 24), and nor is present in the Index; "William Morris" (p. 24) really used to be "Frederick B. Morris," and, back, nor is present in the Index; the excursion series on p. 24 is muddled (incorrect use of "First," "Second," etc.) and in addition ignores these made in China starting in 1921; and and so on.

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Doctorate in 1927, and returned to China in 1928 to take a position with the Geological Survey. Young published nearly 500 scientific articles during his long career. After initial work on Neogene and Quaternary fossil mammals and stratigraphy, Young later specialized in fossil reptiles, and became an internationally recognized authority. Most of Young’s work was descriptive; he named more than 200 new species of fossil vertebrates. The Japanese invaded and annexed Manchuria in 1937. World War II began then in China, ending in 1945 and followed by an internal struggle that led, in 1949, to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

E, Hanilepis wangi; F, Poracanthodes qujingensis; G, ischnacanthid gen. indet. H–J, Chondrichthyes; H, Gualepis elegans; I, Changolepis tricuspidatus; J, Peilepis solida. K–L, Actinopterygii. K, Naxilepis gracilis; L, Ligulalepis yunnanensis (after S. Wang 1993). 1 mm. 1. , J. Pan 1992; Long 1995). They are further discussed in the next chapter. 2. Thelodonts and chondrichthyans first appear in China well after their first appearance elsewhere. Only in the early 1980s were Chinese Silurian thelodonts and chondrichthyans first reported, based on microvertebrate remains.

The First Central Asiatic Expedition of 1922 worked only in Mongolia. The Second Expedition of 1923 worked also in Nei Monggol at localities first found in 1922 on the return route from Mongolia to Beijing. The Third Expedition of 1925 followed suit, but in 1926–1927 war in northern China limited fieldwork to the south, in Sichuan and Yunnan (see figure 2-11). The Fourth Central Asiatic Expedition of 1928 worked only in Nei Monggol. The last expedition (the fifth), in 1930, worked in eastern Nei Monggol accompanied by the Chinese vertebrate paleontologists C.

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