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The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs

Author: David E Fastovsky; David B Weishampel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This is a comprehensive 2005 student textbook on dinosaurs that non-specialists will also find fascinating. It is the only comprehensive text that takes an explicitly phylogenetic approach to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Fastovsky; David B Weishampel
ISBN: 9780521811729 0521010462 9780521010467 0521811724 0521444969 9780521444965
OCLC Number: 805389045
Description: 485 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Preface to the second edition; Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Introduction; 2. Back to the past: the Mesozoic era; 3. Discovering order in the natural world; 4. Interrelationships of vertebrates; 5. The origin of Dinosauria; Part II. Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duck-Billed Dinosaurs: 6. Stegosauria: hot plates; 7. Ankylosauria: mas and gas; 8. Pachycephalosauria: ramroads of the Cretaceous; 9. Ceratopsia: horns and all the frills; 10. Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes, and 'mighty ducks' of the Mesozoic; Part III. Saurischia: Predators and Giants: 11. Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic; 12. Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw; 13. Theropoda II: the origin of birds; 14. Theropoda III: the early evolution of birds; Part IV. Endothermy, Environments, and Extinction: 15. Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot; 16. Patterns in dinosaur evolution; 17. Reconstructing extinctions: the art of science; 18. The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone; Glossary; Subject index; Generic index; Author index.
Responsibility: David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel.


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