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Dinosaurs : the most complete, up-to-date encyclopedia for dinosaur lovers of all ages

Author: Thomas R Holtz; Luis V Rey
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive encyclopedia the provides information on dinosaurs, their history, evolution, distribution, appearance, habitats, and eventual extinction.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Holtz; Luis V Rey
ISBN: 9780375824197 0375824197 9780375924194 0375924191
OCLC Number: 77486015
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 Award, 2008
Description: 427 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The world of dinosaurs --
History of dinosaur discoveries --
Rocks and environment --
Fossils and fossilization --
Geologic time: how old is that dinosaur, and how do we know? --
From the field to the museum: finding fossils --
Bringing dinosaurs to life: the science of dinosaur art --
Taxonomy: why do dinosaurs have such strange names? --
Evolution: descent with modification --
Cladistics: figuring out the dinosaur family tree --
Evolution of the vertebrates --
The origin of dinosaurs --
Saurischians (lizard-hipped dinosaurs) --
Coelophysoids and Ceratosaurs (primitive meat-eating dinosaurs) --
Spinosauroids (megalosaurs and the fin-backed fish-eating dinosaurs) --
Carnosaurs (giant meat-eating dinosaurs) --
Primitive Coelurosaurs (the first fluffy dinosaurs) --
Tyrannosauroids (tyrant dinosaurs) --
Ornithomimosaurs and Alvarezsaurs (ostrich and thumb-clawed dinosaurs) --
Oviraptorosaurs and Therizinosauroids (egg-thief and sloth dinosaurs) --
Deinonychosaurs (raptor dinosaurs) --
Avialians (birds) --
Prosauropods (primitive long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs) --
Primitive Sauropods (early giant long-necked dinosaurs) --
Diplodocoids (whip-tailed giant long-necked dinosaurs) --
Macronarians (big-nosed giant long-necked dinosaurs) --
Ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs) --
Primitive Thyreophorans (early armored dinosaurs) --
Stegosaurs (plated dinosaurs) --
Ankylosaurs (tank dinosaurs) --
Primitive Ornithopods (primitive beaked dinosaurs) --
Iguanodontians (advanced beaked dinosaurs) --
Hadrosauroids (duckbilled dinosaurs) --
Pachycephalosaurs (domeheaded dinosaurs) --
Primitive Ceratopsians (parrot and frilled dinosaurs) --
Ceratopsids (horned dinosaurs) --
Dinosaur eggs and babies --
Dinosaur behavior: how did dinosaurs act, and how do we know? --
Dinosaur biology: living, breathing dinosaurs --
Life in the Triassic Period --
Life in the Jurassic Period --
Life in the Cretaceous Period --
Extinctions: the world of the dinosaurs ends --
Dinosaur Genus list.
Responsibility: by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. ; illustrated by Luis V. Rey.
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Abstract:

A comprehensive encyclopedia the provides information on dinosaurs, their history, evolution, distribution, appearance, habitats, and eventual extinction.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-01-31)

Introduction: The world of dinosaurs -- History of dinosaur discoveries / Frontiers of dinosaur science by Dr. Matthew C. Lamanna -- Rocks and environment -- Fossils and fossilization / Getting the drop on dinosaur dung by Dr. Karen Chin with Thom Holmes -- Geologic time: how old is that dinosaur, and how do we know? / How old is old? The evolution of life on Earth by Dr. Raymond R. Rogers -- From the field to the museum: finding fossils / Putting dinosaurs together by Jason "Chewie" Poole -- Bringing dinosaurs to life: the science of dinosaur art -- Taxonomy: why do dinosaurs have such strange names? / Digging through dinosaur names by Ben Creisler -- Evolution: descent with modification -- Cladistics: figuring out the dinosaur family tree -- Evolution of the vertebrates -- The origin of dinosaurs -- Saurischians (lizard-hipped dinosaurs) -- Coelophysoids and Ceratosaurs (primitive meat-eating dinosaurs) / Small Theropods, big ideas by Dr. Ron Tykoski / Diverity of Ceratosaurians by Dr. Fernando E. Novas -- Spinosauroids (Megalosaurs and the finbacked fish-eating dinosaurs) / Fish-eating giants-the Spinosaurs by Dr. Angela C. Milner -- Carnosaurs (giant meat-eating dinosaurs) / Giant pack-hunting dinosaurs by Dr. Philip J. Currie / Allosaurus eating habits by Dr. Emily Rayfield -- Primitive Coelurosaurs (the first fluffy dinosaurs) -- Tyrannosauroids (tyrant dinosaurs) / Tyrannosaurus tantrums-growing up with the tyrant lizard by Dr. Thomas D. Carr / Bad to the bone-Tyrannosaurus Rex bites again by Dr. Gregory M. Erickson -- Ornithomimosaurs and Alvarezsaurs (ostrich and thumb-claw dinosaurs) / Big bird imitators: Ornithomimosaurs by Dr. Yoshi Kobayashi -- Oviraptorosaurs and Therizinosauroids (egg-thief and sloth dinosaurs) -- Deinonychosaurs (raptor dinosaurs) -- Avialians (birds) / The earliest birds by Dr. Luis Chiappe / The origin of flight in birds by Dr. Kevin Padian -- Prosauropods (primitive long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs) -- Primitive Sauropods (early giant long-necked dinosaurs) / Survival of the biggest: adaptations of the Sauropods by Dr. Paul Upchurch -- Diplodocoids (whip-tailed giant long-necked dinosaurs) / Sauropod evolution by Dr. Jeffrey A. Wilson -- Macronarians (big-nosed giant long-necked dinosaurs) -- Ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs) -- Primitive Thyreophorans (early armored dinosaurs) -- Stegosaurs (plated dinosaurs) -- Ankylosaurs (tank dinosaurs) -- Primitive Ornithopods (primitive beaked dinosaurs) / Tough little dinosaurs by Dr. Patricia Vickers-Rich and Dr. Thomas H. Rich -- Iguanodontians (advanced beaked dinosaurs) -- Hadrosauroids (duckbilled dinosaurs) / Hadrosaurs by Dr. Michael K. Brett-Surman -- Pachycephalosaurs (domeheaded dinosaurs) / Bone-headed dinosaurs: the Pachycephalosaurs by Dr. Ralph E. Chapman -- Primitive Ceratopsians (parrot and frilled dinosaurs) / Caught in the act: the fighting dinosaurs of Mongolia by Dr. Mark A. Norell -- Ceratopsids (horned dinosaurs) / Male and female dinosaurs-can we tell the difference? by Dr. Scott D. Sampson -- Dinosaur eggs and babies / How fast did dinosaurs grow? by Dr. John R. "Jack" Horner / Dinosaur growth: the case of Apatosaurus by Dr. Kristina Curry Rogers -- Dinosaur behavior: how did dinosaurs act, and how do we know? / Walking and running dinosaurs by Dr. Matthew T. Carrano / Keeping up with Tyrannosaurus Rex: how fast could it run? by Dr. John R. Hutchinson -- Dinosaur biology: living, breathing dinosaurs / Dinosaurs from the inside out: what the bones can tell us by Dr. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan / Hot- and cold-running dinosaurs by Dr. Peter Dodson -- Dinosaur paleopathology by Dr. Elizabeth Rega -- Life in the Triassic Period -- Life in the Jurassic Period / Jurassic detective by Dr. Robert T. Bakker -- Life in the Cretaceous Period / South American dinosaurs by Dr. Rodolfo Coria / Dinosaurs of Europe by Dr. Darren Naish -- Extinctions: the world of the dinosaurs ends / Will Jurassic Park ever happen? by Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer -- Dinosaur genus list -- Glossary -- Index.

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