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Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

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ISBN-10: 0521811724

ISBN-13: 9780521811729

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, John Sibbick

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Fastovsky and Weishampel's book takes an explicitly phylogenetic approach to dinosaurs. However, it also stresses the geological context of dinosaurs, and presents them in the context of contemporary plate tectonic and climatic settings.
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Book details

List price: $91.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 500
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.036

Preface
Setting The Stage
Introduction/collection
The Mesozoic era: back to the past
Discovering order in the natural world
Interrelationships of the vertebrates
The origin of dinosauria
Ornithischia
Stegosauria: hot plates
Ankylosauria: mass and gas
Pachycephalosauria: head to head with malice aforethought
Ceratopsia: horns and all the frills
Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes, and mighty ducks of the Mesozoic
Saurischia
Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic
Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw
Theropoda II: the origin of birds
Endothermy, Environments, and Extinction
Dinosaur endothermy: some like it hot
Dinosaurs in space and time
Reconstructing extinctions: the art of science
The Cretaceous/Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone
Glossary
Index