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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 228 works in 667 publications in 8 languages and 23,272 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Maps  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor, Scientific advisor
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. J Benton
Dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )
55 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces, in text and illustrations, the characteristics, habits, and natural environment of dinosaurs. Includes experiments and other activities
The history of life a very short introduction by M. J Benton( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct and accessible guide to the key episodes in the story of life on earth - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. - ;There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birt
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. Far less well-known is a much greater catastrophe that took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least 90 percent of life was destroyed, both on land and in the sea. ... This book documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent rekindling of the idea of catastrophism."--P. [2] of jacket
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )
78 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveries reported every week ... and not only dinosaurs! This new edition reflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, with a special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days of guesswork. Young researchers use impressive new numerical and imaging methods to explore the tree of life, macroevolution, global change, and functional morphology. The fourth edition is completely revised. The cladistic framework is strengthened, and new functional and developmenta
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )
29 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated guide to over 130 dinosaurs containing notes on where, how, and when they lived, and a description of its size, habits and ecological significance
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on the perspectives of sixty eminent scientists to discuss what is currently understood about the functioning of the planet as it relates to massive changes in the environment, in an extensively illustrated reference that features such sections as evolution, animal behavior, and global warming
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Find out what makes a tyrannosaurus different from a diplodocus and what modern-day birds owe to dinosaurs! This exciting and colorful new series presents dinosaurs through stunning artwork, "zoom-in" boxes, fun comparisons, quizzes and puzzles. Each book concentrates on a different type of dinosaur, highlighting particular features, latest discoveries, and the most up-to-date information, as well as colorful maps, simple charts and a comprehensive glossary
Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... Over 170 giant-sized and superbly detailed computer generated illustrations provide a stunning visual catalogue of dinosaurs, bringing the prehistoric world to life like never before. The text identifies each species - what they looked like, what they ate, how they lived and died...."--P. [4] cover
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Age 8+. Incredible images of photo-realistic dinosaurs are blended with distinctive photography to demonstrate what it would be like if dinosaurs were still alive, and fact-filled pages explore all aspects of dinosaur research, from their extinction to the latest fossil discoveries
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fossils - Evolution - Dinosaurs - Mammals - Radiometric dating - Continental drift - Wegener's evidence - Plate tectonics - Precambrian - Palaeozoic - Cambrian - Ordovician - Silurian period - Devonian - Carboniferous - Permian - Mesozoic - Triassic - Jurassic - Cretaceous - Cenozoic - Palaeocene epoch - Eocene - Oligocene - Miocene - Pliocene - Pleistocene______________
The Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
Mighty giants by M. J Benton( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the largest dinosaurs, providing color illustrations, pronunciation guide and details on their physical characteristics, geographic areas, time periods and diets
Small & scary by M. J Benton( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a look at several small dinosaurs, some the size of a cat, providing color illustrations and details on their physical characteristics, geographic areas, time periods, diets, and defenses
On the trail of the dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the newest scientific evidence and explains the discoveries in clear, understandable text. Presents information on diaosaurs in the laboratory: modern techniques of excavation and analysis; what the remains reveal. Recounts the history of dinosaurs, with fascinating stories about ssome of the earliest finds
 
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Alternative Names
Benton, M. J.
Benton, M. J. 1956-
Benton, Michael.
Benton, Michael 1956-
Benton, Michael J.
Benton, Michael J. 1956-
Benton Michael James 1956-....
Benton, Michael (Michael J.)
Benton, Mike.
Benton Mike 1956-....
Benton, Mike (Michael)
Languages
English (242)
French (13)
German (8)
Dutch (3)
Czech (3)
Slovak (1)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
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