WorldCat Identities

Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 450 works in 1,074 publications in 10 languages and 23,939 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Maps  Pictorial works  Textbooks  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator, Contributor, 958
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by M. J Benton
Dinosaur by David Lambert( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,850 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. It is far less widely understood that a much greater catastrophe took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least ninety percent of life on earth was destroyed. When Life Nearly Died documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent renewal of the idea of catastrophism: the theory that changes in the earth's crust were brought about suddenly in the past by phenomena that cannot be observed today. Was the end-Permian event caused by the impact of a huge meteorite or comet, or by prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia? The evidence has been accumulating, and Michael J. Benton gives his verdict at the end of the volume. The new edition brings the study of the greatest mass extinction of all time thoroughly up-to-date. In the twelve years since the book was originally published, hundreds of geologists and paleontologists have been investigating all aspects of how life could be driven to the brink of annihilation, and especially how life recovered afterwards, providing the foundations of modern ecosystems."--
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

105 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,317 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
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to dinosaurs and the prehistoric world for children aged nine plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school."--Publisher description
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 552 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 history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 483 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
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and French and held by 473 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
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 468 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 398 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______________
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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 covered, 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 and the metazoans. All key related subjects are introduced, such as systematics, ecology, evolution and development, and stratigraphy, and their roles in understanding where life came from and how it evolved and diversified." "This book will be essential reading for undergraduates studying paleontology or paleobiology in earth or biological science degree courses worldwide."--BOOK JACKET
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 384 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
Dinosaurs : an a-z guide by M. J Benton( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 366 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 Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fossil record 2( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
On the trail of the dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the scientific evidence and explains the discoveries in clear, understandable text. Presents information on dinosaurs in the laboratory: modern techniques of excavation and analysis; what the remains reveal. Recounts the history of dinosaurs, with stories about some of the earliest finds
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 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
Mighty giants by M. J Benton( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 322 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
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.07 for The histor ... to 0.63 for The Fossil ...)

When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time
Alternative Names
Benton, M. J.

Benton, M. J. 1956-

Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Benton, Michael

Benton, Michael 1956-

Benton, Michael J.

Benton, Michael J. 1956-

Benton Michael James

Benton Michael James 1956-....

Benton, Michael (Michael J.)

Benton Mike

Benton Mike 1956-....

Michael Benton Brits paleontoloog

Michael J. Benton britischer Paläontologe

مایکل بنتون

밴턴, 마이클 J

벤턴, M. J

벤턴, 마이클 J

ベントン, マイケル

ベントン, マイケル・J

ベントン, ミヒャエル

Languages
Covers
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all timeVertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderThe seventy great mysteries of the natural worldThe history of life : a very short introductionThe dinosaur encyclopediaGiant plant eaters