Dinosaurs : a concise natural history /

From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs, comes a general introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists, designed to excite readers about science by using the ever-popular animals the dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution. Wh...

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Main Author: Fastovsky, David E.
Other Authors: Weishampel, David B., 1952-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition:Third edition.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
520 |a From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs, comes a general introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists, designed to excite readers about science by using the ever-popular animals the dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution. While it focuses on dinosaurs, it also uses them to convey other aspects of the natural sciences, including fundamental concepts in evolutionary biology, physiology, life history, and systematics. Considerable attention is devoted the nature of science itself: what it is, what it is not, and how science can be used to investigate particular kinds of questions. Dinosaurs is unique because it fills a gap between the glossy, fact-driven dinosaur books for younger readers, and the higher-level academic books, addressing the palaeontology of dinosaurs exactly as professionals in the field do. 
505 0 |a Remembrance of things past -- To catch a dinosaur -- Dinosaur days -- Who's related to whom : and how do we know? -- Who are the dinosaurs? -- Dinosaurs : in the beginning -- Saurischia : meat, might and magnitude -- Theropoda I : nature red in tooth and claw -- Theropoda II : meet the theropods -- Theropoda III : the origin and early evolution of birds -- Sauropodomorpha : the big, the bizarre, and the majestic -- Ornithischia : armored, horned, and duck-billed dinosaur -- Thyreophorans : the armor-bearers -- Marginocephalia : bumps, bosses, and beaks -- Euornithopoda : magnificent mesozoic herbivores -- Endothermy, endemism, and extinction -- Dinosaur thermoregulation : some like it hot -- The flowering of the mesozoic -- A history of paleontology through ideas -- The cretaceous, tertiary extinction : the frill is gone -- Glossary. 
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