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The horned dinosaurs : a natural history

Author: Peter Dodson
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1998.
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From the Red Deer River in Alberta to the Gobi Desert, the author pieces together fossil evidence to describe the horned dinosaurs (ceratopsia) - their anatomy, biology and geography - and to evoke  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dodson
ISBN: 0691059004 9780691059006
OCLC Number: 60183976
Awards: Runner-up for AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Geology and Earth Science 1997
Description: 360 pages : 6 colour illustrations, 75 line drawings, 4 tables
Contents: List of Figures ix Preface xiii CHAPTER ONE With Horns on Their Faces 3 CHAPTER TWO Skin and Bones: The Anatomy of a Homed Dinosaur 29 CHAPTER THREE Three-Homed Face 56 CHAPTER FOUR Five-Horned Face and Friends 89 CHAPTER FIVE A Big One on the Nose: The Short-Frilled Homed Dinosaurs 123 CHAPTER SIX Newer Developments and Modem Studies 170 CHAPTER SEVEN No Horns and No Frills: Small Beginnings 200 CHAPTER EIGHT Sisters, Cousins, and Aunts: Deciphering the Family Tree 244 CHAPTER NINE The Life and Death of Homed Dinosaurs 260 Notes 283 Literature Cited 311 Index 325
Responsibility: Peter Dodson (Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Geology, University of Pennsylvania, USA).


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