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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 312 works in 753 publications in 1 language and 23,324 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Maps  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Creator, Thesis advisor, Collaborator, Contributor, Scientific advisor
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9
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Most widely held works by M. J Benton
Dinosaurs by M. J Benton ( Book )
38 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 3,087 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 )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,560 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
The history of life a very short introduction by M. J Benton ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,360 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
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 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
Vertebrate palaeontology by M. J Benton ( Book )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertebrate Palaeontology is a complete, up-to-date history of the evolution of vertebrates. The third edition of this popular text has been extensively revised to incorporate the latest research, including new material from North and South America, Australia, Europe, China, Africa and Russia. The third edition: * highlights astonishing new discoveries including new dinosaurs and Mesozoic birds from China * features an expanded chapter on how to study fossil vertebrates * provides an increased emphasis on the cladistic framework, with cladograms set apart from the body of the text and full list
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 702 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 )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton ( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 510 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 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 451 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
Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 438 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 2010 in English and held by 422 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 )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 407 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
Flying monsters by M. J Benton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
The Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mighty giants by M. J Benton ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 383 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 364 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
Armored giants by M. J Benton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 359 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
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)
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
English (215)
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