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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 : Kensington Pub. Corp., 1996, ©1986.
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Presents the author's theories on dinosaurs, principally, that they were warm-blooded, and takes issue with many theories held by scholars and the general public at the end of the twentieth century. Also offers an explanation of why dinosaurs became extinct.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Bakker
ISBN: 0821756087 9780821756089
OCLC Number: 36439291
Notes: "Zebra books."
Description: 481 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
The case of the brontosaurus : finding the body --
Gizzard stones and brontosaurus menus --
The case of the duckbill's hand --
Dinosaurs at table --
When dinosaurs invented flowers --
The teutonic diplodocus : a lesson for gait and carriage --
Mesozoic arms race --
Defense without armor --
Dinosaurs take to the air --
Archaeopteryx paternity suit : the dinosaur-bird connection --
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 --
Punctuated equilibrium : the evolutionary timekeeper --
The Kazanian revolution : setting the stage for the dinosauria --
The twilight of the dinosaurs --
Dinosaurs have class.
Other Titles: New theories unlocking the mystery of the dinosaurs and their extinction
Responsibility: Robert T. Bakker.

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Presents the author's theories on dinosaurs, principally, that they were warm-blooded, and takes issue with many theories held by scholars and the general public at the end of the twentieth century. Also offers an explanation of why dinosaurs became extinct.

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