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Author of New Book on Anza-Borrego Desert’s Fossil Treasures Featured at Aug. 15 Event

July 29, 2009 (San Diego)—Lowell Lindsay, co-author of Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: The Last Seven Million Years, will be at the San Diego Zoo’s new Elephant Odyssey Exhibit on Saturday, August 15. He will be discussing, in a hands-on presentation, one of America’s most significant fossil treasure troves—the Anza-Borrego Desert, located in San Diego’s own desert backyard.

San Diego County’s Anza-Borrego Desert region boasts the longest continuous fossil record in North America, with fossils of such unique animals as mammoths, giant camels, bathtub-sized tortoises, and a sabertooth cat.


The first and only book to celebrate and explore the region’s amazing wealth of fossils is Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert, published in partnership with California State Parks and the Anza-Borrego Foundation/Institute.

The award-winning publication, a Discovery Channel Book Club Selection, was written by 23 experts in paleontology, zoology and geology; chapters are dedicated to each family, as well as general topics such as footprints and paleoclimates. With over 300 color illustrations, including five full-color paleolandscapes, and dozens of charts and maps, the book is written for the educated general reader.

The ground-breaking work has been widely praised by paleontologists at such institutions as the American Museum of Natural History, the California Academy of Sciences, Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of the Rockies, and was well reviewed in the international Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Join Lindsay at the Elephant Odyssey Exhibit, where you can handle and examine fossil specimens from creatures who roamed our land or swam its sea.


WHO: Lowell Lindsay

WHAT: hands-on presentation and book signing

WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 12 PM to 2 PM

WHERE: the San Diego Zoo’s Elephant Odyssey Exhibit/Balboa Park

TITLE: Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: The Last Seven Million Years

AUTHOR: Lowell Lindsay

SPECIFICATIONS: 9” x 11”, cloth, 416 pages, over 300 full-color illustrations and
photographs, maps, tables/diagrams, glossary and appendices,
index, and bibliography

ISBN: 0-932653-50-2

PRICE: $49.95

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