Starring T. Rex!

Dinosaur Mythology and Popular Culture

Author: José Luis Sanz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253341532

Category: Science

Page: 153

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The intersection between science, myth, and popular culture is explored in through the story of T. Rex, from the nineteenth-century discovery of his fossil remains to his glorification in popular culture.
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Dinosaurs by the Decades: A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture

A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture

Author: Randy Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393656

Category: Science

Page: 473

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Providing an appealing chronology of "all things dinosaur," this book covers these ancient creatures' roles and surprising importance in science, religion, and society at large. • Depicts the history, breadth, depth, and diversity of how humans have learned about, argued over, and made use of dinosaurs—a resource appropriate for public, school, or academic libraries • Examines the events of the earliest discoveries of fossilized remains of dinosaurs and how those discoveries often became interwoven with religious ideas • Includes photographs, a glossary, an appendix of geological time, and a detailed, cross-referenced index to assist researchers and general readers
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Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

The Changing Face of Prehistoric Animals in Popular Culture

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624321

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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"Highly readable prose.... Debus is a master at bringing together both the scientific and cultural aspects of dinosaurs, and this book will be warmly received by anyone with an enduring fascination with the prehistoric 'terrible lizards' Highly recommended"--Choice From their discovery in the 19th century to the dawn of the Nuclear Age, dinosaurs were seen in popular culture as ambassadors of the geological past and as icons of the "life through time" narrative of evolution. They took on a more foreboding character during the Cold War, serving as a warning to mankind with the advent of the hydrogen bomb. As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an eclectic variety of examples, this book outlines the three-fold "evolution" of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters in pop culture, from their poorly understood beginnings to the 21st century.
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Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico

Author: Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva,Kenneth Carpenter,Eberhard Frey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253012716

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 1956

This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs. In addition, chapters focus on trackways and other trace fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, beneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized as the site of the boloid impact that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now.
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The Last Dinosaur Book

The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532042

Category: Nature

Page: 321

View: 6879

Illustrated with forty-eight color plates and scores of black-and-white pictures, an entertaining study examines the enduring appeal of dinosaurs to the human imagination, the many different images of dinosaurs in popular culture, and their symbolic meaning and uses. UP.
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Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

A Tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology

Author: Jim Ottaviani

Publisher: G.T. Labs

ISBN: 9780966010664

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 165

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In graphic novel format, the story of Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for the bones revealed when the railroad moved west.
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Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth sciences

Page: N.A

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My Beloved Brontosaurus

On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

Author: Brian Switek

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466836768

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6351

One of Amazon's Best Science Books of 2013 A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books Selected by Apple's iBookstore as one of the best books of April A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies, and are a fundamental part of our collective imagination. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek enriches the childlike sense of wonder these amazing creatures instill in us. Investigating the latest discoveries in paleontology, he breathes new life into old bones. Switek reunites us with these mysterious creatures as he visits desolate excavation sites and hallowed museum vaults, exploring everything from the sex life of Apatosaurus and T. rex's feather-laden body to just why dinosaurs vanished. (And of course, on his journey, he celebrates the book's titular hero, "Brontosaurus"—who suffered a second extinction when we learned he never existed at all—as a symbol of scientific progress.) With infectious enthusiasm, Switek questions what we've long held to be true about these beasts, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs, which started when he was just knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our own evolution and our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that dinosaur fans and anyone interested in scientific progress will cherish for years to come.
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Hidden Figures

Young Readers' Edition

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606396233

Category:

Page: N.A

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For use in schools and libraries only. Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
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Discover dinosaurs

Author: Donald F. Glut

Publisher: Pubns Intl Ltd

ISBN: 9781561731060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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Explains how we learned about dinosaurs, describes a variety of dinosaur species, and speculates on their extinction
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Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide (Jurassic World)

Author: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.,Dr. Michael Brett-Surman

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553536869

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Jurassic World is the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. T. rex’s, velociraptors, triceratops—as well as some all-new dinosaurs—will roar across the screen in this epic action-adventure directed by Colin Trevorrow starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson! Dinosaur Field Guide, written by two noted paleontologists and illustrated in big bold colors, is a kid-friendly nonfiction guide that uses simple text to describe over 100 dinosaurs! Kids will learn tons of awesome facts about the most well-known dinosaurs and some of the newest discoveries.
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Devil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby

The Complete Collection

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9780785190370

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

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Devil Dinosaur was one of Jack "King" Kirby's final Marvel projects, an enchanting and creative fable starring the crafty crimson carnivore and his faithful sidekick Moon Boy...brothers bonded by an uncommon spark of curiosity about their world! On their travels, Devil and Moon Boy are beset by dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, from triceratops and pterodactyls to tyrannosaurus rex...not to mention giant spiders, armies of enormous ants, and even aliens from outer space! And don't forget the Small Folk, led by the warlord Seven Scars, who rejected Moon Boy for befriending the fearsome Devil and who aim to dominate the forest by force! But in the end, what wins the day is Devil and Moon Boy's courage, friendship and fierce loyalty to each other! Relive Kirby's most offbeat saga ever in its prehistoric prime! COLLECTING: Devil Dinosaur 1-9
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Dragon Teeth

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008173074

Category:

Page: 400

View: 1034

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Cannibalism

A Perfectly Natural History

Author: Bill Schutt

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616207434

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8017

“Surprising. Impressive. Cannibalism restores my faith in humanity.” —Sy Montgomery, The New York Times Book Review For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies or tabloids sensationalizing the crimes of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism--the role it plays in evolution as well as human history--is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact. In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,zoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism’s role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic. Schutt takes readers from Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains, where he wades through ponds full of tadpoles devouring their siblings, to the Sierra Nevadas, where he joins researchers who are shedding new light on what happened to the Donner Party--the most infamous episode of cannibalism in American history. He even meets with an expert on the preparation and consumption of human placenta (and, yes, it goes well with Chianti). Bringing together the latest cutting-edge science, Schutt answers questions such as why some amphibians consume their mother’s skin; why certain insects bite the heads off their partners after sex; why, up until the end of the twentieth century, Europeans regularly ate human body parts as medical curatives; and how cannibalism might be linked to the extinction of the Neanderthals. He takes us into the future as well, investigating whether, as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, we may see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species--including our own. Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence into a vital new context and invites us to explore why it both enthralls and repels us.
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