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The Scientific American book of dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S Paul
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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Collects writings by experts in paleontology, from John Horner on dinosaur families to Robert Bakker on the latest wave of fossil discoveries.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory S Paul
ISBN: 0312310080 9780312310080 0312262264 9780312262266
OCLC Number: 50958849
Notes: "A Byron Preiss book."
Description: vii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
Discovering Dinosaurs --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
A Brief History of Dinosaur Paleontology / Michael Benton --
Putting Dinosaurs Together: Anatomy, Function, and Reconstruction --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
Digging Them Up / Daniel J. Chure --
Noses, Lungs, and Guts / Guy Leahy --
Dinosaur Biomechanics / Per Christiansen --
Restoring the Life Appearances of Dinosaurs / Gregory S. Paul --
A Quick History of Dinosaur Art / Gregory S. Paul --
The Art of Charles R. Knight / Gregory S. Paul --
Dinosaurs Got Hurt Too / Rebecca R. Hanna --
Relationships and Evolution --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
Naming the Dinosaurs / George Olshevsky --
Classification and Evolution of the Dinosaur Groups / Tom R. Holtz, Jr. --
The Flying Dinosaurs / Andrzej Elzanowski --
Feathered Dinosaurs / Philip J. Currie --
The Origin of Birds and Their Flight / Kevin Padian, Luis M. Chiappe --
The Dinosaurs' World --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul. The Evolution of Mesozoic Flora and Fauna / David Norman --
Dinosaur Behavior --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
Tracking Dinosaur Society / James O. Farlow --
Tracking a Dinosaur Attack / David A. Thomas, James O. Farlow --
Feeding Adaptations in the Dinosauria / David Norman --
Breathing Life into Tryannosaurus Rex / Gregory M. Erickson --
The Teeth of the Tyrannosaurs / William L. Abler --
Reproduction and Parenting / David J. Varricchio --
Dinosaur Bioenergetics --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
Growth Rates Among the Dinosaurs / Kristina Curry Rogers --
The Thermodynamics of Dinosaurs / Reese Barrick --
Australia's Polar Dinosaurs / Thomas Hewitt Rich, Patricia Vicker-Rich, Anusuya Chimsamy, Andrew Constantine, Timothy Flannery --
Dinosaur Renaissance / Robert Bakker --
What Caused the Mass Extinction? --
Introduction / Gregory S. Paul --
An Extraterrestrial Impact / Walter Alvarez, Frank Asaro --
A Volcanic Eruption / Vincent E. Courtillot. The Mass Extinctions of the Late Mesozoic / Dale Russell --
The Yucatan Impact and Related Matters / Gregory S. Paul --
The Paleofuture --
Hi-Tech Trends and Robotic Brains / Gregory S. Paul.
Responsibility: Gregory S. Paul, editor.
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