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Dinosaurs : a concise natural history

Author: David E Fastovsky; David B Weishampel; John Sibbick
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes an introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists designed to excite readers about science by using dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution. While focusing on dinosaurs it also uses them to convey other aspects of the natural sciences, including fundamental concepts in evolutionary biology,  Read more...
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Fastovsky, David E.
Dinosaurs.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008033228
(OCoLC)237199310
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Fastovsky; David B Weishampel; John Sibbick
ISBN: 9781139129695 1139129694 0511477899 9780511477898 9780511805189 0511805187
OCLC Number: 774393389
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: To catch a dinosaur --
Dinosaur days --
Who's related to whom--and how do we know? --
Who are the dinosaurs? --
Thyreophorans : the armor-bearers --
Marginocephalia : bumps, bosses, and beaks --
Ornithopoda : the tuskers, antelopes, and "mighty ducks" of the Mesozoic --
Sauropodomorpha : the big, the bizarre, and the majestic --
Theropoda I : nature red in tooth and claw --
Theropoda II : the origin of birds --
Theropoda III : early birds --
Dinosaur thermoregulation : some like it hot --
The flowering of the Mesozoic --
A history of paleontology through ideas --
The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction : the frill is gone.
Responsibility: David E. Fastovsky and David B. Weishampel ; with illustrations by John Sibbick.
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