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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.