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The dinosaur heresies : new theories unlocking the mystery of the dinosaurs and their extinction

Author: Robert T Bakker
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1986.
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Presents the author's theories on dinosaurs, principally, that they were warm-blooded, and takes issue with many current theories held by scholars and the general public. Also offers an explanation of why dinosaurs became extinct.
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Bakker, Robert T.
Dinosaur heresies.
New York : Morrow, c1986
(OCoLC)746275141
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Bakker
ISBN: 0688042872 9780688042875
OCLC Number: 13699558
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 481 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The conquering cold-bloods: a conundrum : Brontosaurus in the Great Hall at Yale ; Wyoming reverie: meditation on the geological text ; Mesozoic class warfare: cold-bloods versus the fabulous furballs ; Dinosaurs score where Komodo dragons fail --
pt. 2. The habitat of the dinosaurs : The case of the brontosaurus: finding the body ; Gizzard stones and brontosaur menus ; The case of the duckbill's hand ; Dinosaurs at table ; When dinosaurs invented flowers --
pt. 3. Defense, locomotion, and the case for warm-blooded dinosaurs : The Teutonic diplodocus: a lesson in gait and carriage ; Mesozoic arms race ; Defense without armor ; Dinosaurs take to the air ; Archaeopteryx paternity suit: the dinosaur-bird connection --
pt. 4. The warm-blooded metronome of evolution : Sex and intimidation: the body language of dinosaurs ; The warm-blooded tempo of the dinosaurs' growth ; Strong hearts, stout lungs, and big brains ; Eaters and eaten as the test of warm-bloodedness --
pt. 5. Dynastic frailty and the pulses of animal history : Punctuated equilibrium: the evolutionary timekeeper ; The Kazanian revolution: setting the stage for the Dinosauria ; The twilight of the dinosaurs ; Dinosaurs have class.
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Presents the author's theories on dinosaurs, principally, that they were warm-blooded, and takes issue with many current theories held by scholars and the general public. Also offers an explanation of why dinosaurs became extinct.

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