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Weird dinosaurs : the strange new fossils challenging everything we thought we knew

Author: John Pickrell
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the outback of Australia to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the savanna of Madagascar, the award-winning science writer and dinosaur enthusiast John Pickrell embarks on a world tour of new finds, meeting the fossil hunters who work at the frontier of discovery. He reveals the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron; an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. rex that once  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pickrell, John.
Weird dinosaurs.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016059780
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Pickrell
ISBN: 9780231180986 0231180985
OCLC Number: 964378566
Notes: "First published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of UNSW Press Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Philip Currie --
Introduction: A new golden age for dinosaur science --
Monster from the Cretaceous lagoon : The Sahara, Egypt --
All hail the dino-bat : Hebei Province, China --
Dwarf dinosaurs and trailblazing aristocrats : Transylvania, Romania --
Horny ornaments and sexy ceratopsians : Alberta, Canada --
The 'unusual terrible hands' : Gobi Desert, Mongolia --
Scandalous behaviour and enfluffled vegetarians : Siberia, Russia --
Cretaceous creatures of the frozen north : Alaska, United States --
The hidden treasures Down Under : Lightning Ridge, Australia --
Record-breaking titans : Patagonia, Argentina --
Southern killers set adrift : Mahajanga Basin, Madagascar --
Polar pioneers and the frozen crested lizard : Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica --
Future potential.
Other Titles: Strange new fossils challenging everything we thought we knew
Responsibility: John Pickrell.

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Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. Pickrell opens a vivid portal to a brand new age of fossil  Read more...

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