Dinosaurs A Concise Natural History

ISBN-10: 0521282373
ISBN-13: 9780521282376
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Emphasizing the logic of science over facts and details, the fundamental concepts of dinosaurs - origins, diversity, behaviour, extinction - are conveyed in concise, lively text with clear illustrations. Hypothesis testing and scientific concepts drive the strong narrative.

Why a natural history of dinosaurs?
Reaching Back in Time
To catch a dinosaur
Dinosaur days
Who's related to whom - and how do we know?
Who are the dinosaurs?
Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duckbilled Dinosaurs
Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers
Marginocephalia: bumps, bosses, and beaks
Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes and 'mighty ducks' of the Mesozoic
Saurischia: Meat, Might, and Magnitude
Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic
Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw
Theropoda II: the origin of birds
Theropoda III: early birds
Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction
Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot
The flowering of the Mesozoic
A history of paleontology through ideas
Dinosaurs: in the beginning
The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone
Glossary
Index of subjects
Index of genera

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