Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs

ISBN-10: 1405134135

ISBN-13: 9781405134132

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration program. Balances scientific rigour with real world examples. This new edition includes updates on recent finds and an increased coverage of evolution and physiology. Also features end of chapter discussion questions, easy reference glossary, new references at the end of each chapter, and high-quality, full color figures and photographs throughout. Supplemented by a dedicated web page, www.blackwellpublishing.com/dinosaurs with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-Rom).

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List price: $97.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

Anthony J. Martinnbsp;is a Professor at Emory University, a paleontologist, geologist, and one of the world's most accomplished ichnologists. He is the co-discoverer of the first known burrowing dinosaur, found the oldest dinosaur burrows in the geologic record, and documented the best assemblage of polar-dinosaur tracks in the Southern Hemisphere. He is the author of two textbooks on dinosaurs and lives in Atlanta, GA.

Preface
Timeline
Abbreviations
Defining Dinosaurs
Classification of Dinosaurs
Societal Importance of Dinosaurs
Popular Culture and Science
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Overview of Scientific Methods
Importance of Scientific Methods
Observational Methods: The Beginning of Questions
Ethics and Dinosaur Studies
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
History of Dinosaur Studies
Dinosaur Studies before the "Renaissance"
Dinosaur Studies of the Recent Past: Beginnings of a Renaissance and a New Legacy
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Paleontology and Geology as Sciences
Basic Principles of Geology
Recovery and Preparation of Dinosaur Fossils: How They Are Collected
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Dinosaur Anatomy and Classification
Dinosaur Anatomy Related to Classification: Old and New
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Introduction to Dinosaur Evolution
Basic Concepts in Evolutionary Theory
Evolutionary Origin of Dinosaurs
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Dinosaur Taphonomy
Postmortem Processes: Pre-burial
Postmortem Processes: Accumulation, Burial, and Post-burial
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Dinosaur Physiology
Dinosaur Reproduction: Sex and Eggs
Dinosaur Growth and Thermoregulation
Dinosaur Feeding
Dinosaur Thermoregulation: Other Considerations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Theropoda
Clades and Species of Theropoda
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Theropoda
Theropods as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Sauropodomorpha
Clades and Species of Sauropodomorpha
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Sauropodomorpha
Sauropodomorphs as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Ornithopoda
Clades and Species of Ornithopoda
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Ornithopoda
Ornithopods as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Thyreophora
Clades and Species of Thyreophora
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Thyreophora
Thyreophorans as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Marginocephalia
Clades and Species of Marginocephalia
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Marginocephalia
Marginocephalians as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Dinosaur Ichnology
Dinosaur Tracks
Paleoecological Information Gained from Dinosaur Tracks
Dinosaur Nests
Dinosaur Toothmarks
Dinosaur Gastroliths
Dinosaur Coprolites
Miscellaneous Dinosaur Trace Fossils
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Birds as Modern Dinosaurs
Aves, Archaeopteryx, and Bird Lineages
Birds as Living Animals
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Dinosaur Extinctions
Definitions and Causes of Mass Extinctions
Summary
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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