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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 287 works in 785 publications in 8 languages and 22,700 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Maps  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Textbooks  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Thesis advisor, Contributor
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 )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces, in text and illustrations, the characteristics, habits, and natural environment of dinosaurs
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,543 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."--Page [2] of jacket
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

88 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 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 developmental spreads are added. Study aids include: key questions, research to be done, and recommendations of further reading and web sites. The book is designed for palaeontology courses in biology and geology departments. It is also aimed at enthusiasts who want to experience the flavour of how the research is done. The book is strongly phylogenetic, and this makes it a source of current data on vertebrate evolution
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 681 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the evolution of the dinosaurs from the first lizardlike dinosaurs to the mass extinction sixty-five million years ago
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 558 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
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
The history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major breakthrough that made new forms of life possible: including sex and multicellularity, hard skeletons, and the move to land. Along the way, we witness the greatest mass extinction, the first forests, the rise of modern ecosystems, and, most recently, conscious humans. Introducing ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, palaeontology, and systematics, Michael Benton explains how modern science pieces the evidence in this vast evolutionary puzzle together, to build up an accessible and up-to-date picture of the key developments in the history of life on earth
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 460 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 435 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
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if dinosaurs weren't wiped out 65 million years ago? Could we share earth with the biggest creatures ever to have breathed? Take an extraordinary journey across oceans, skies and land to find out if dinosaurs could live in our world
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 391 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 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 368 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
Mighty giants by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 354 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
Dinosaurs : an a-z guide by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual reconstruction and detailed descriptions including accounts of habitat, location, activities and physical characteristics. Also includes a prehistoric time chart, pronunciation guide, museum list and overview of dinosaur classification
The Fossil record 2( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
 
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Alternative Names
Benton, M. J.

Benton, M. J. 1956-

Benton, Michael.

Benton, Michael 1956-

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Benton, Michael J. 1956-

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Benton, Michael (Michael J.)

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Michael J. Benton britischer Paläontologe

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Languages
English (251)

French (10)

Spanish (6)

German (3)

Czech (3)

Dutch (2)

Slovak (1)

Russian (1)

Covers
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all timeVertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaThe seventy great mysteries of the natural worldThe dinosaur encyclopediaGiant plant eatersDuckbills and boneheads