Dinosaurs

ISBN-10: 0192804197
ISBN-13: 9780192804198
Edition: 2005
Authors: David Norman
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Description: The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.154
Language: English

The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research into the world of the dinosaur?This is the first book explain the latest findings in dinosaur research and the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Taking a new approach to the subject, David Norman combines many areas of science, such as anatomy, genetics, forensics and engineering design, to piece together the evidence of how animal life evolved on earth, and why it did in the way that it did. David Norman also discusses the role that informed speculation and luck has played in many of the major discoveries. Starting with ancient myths of dinosaur-like monsters (dragons) and the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, he goes on to discuss their evolution and the many different techniques used to understand them, including the latest virtual reality animation sequences and engineering design analysis.

David Norman is the Director of the Sedgwick Museum of Geology at Cambridge University & the author of several books on dinosaurs including "Dinosaur!", "Prehistoric Life", & "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs".

List of illustrations
Introduction
Dinosaurs in perspective
Dinosaur renaissance
New light on Iguanodon
Unravelling the genealogy of dinosaurs
Dinosaurs and warm blood
What if ...birds are dinosaurs?
Dinosaur research: observation and deduction
The future of research on the past
Further reading
Index

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