Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
View: 2751In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories
Author: Spencer G. Lucas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
View: 961Geared towards a broad variety of students, Dinosaurs: The Textbook, sixth edition, is a concise and lucid presentation of the biological and geological concepts of dinosaur science. It clarifies the evolution, phylogeny, and classification of the various species while modeling the best approach for navigating new and existing research. Revised to reflect recent fossil discoveries and the current consensus on dinosaur science, this text moves through the major taxonomic groups—including theropods, sauropodomorphs, ornithopods, ceratopsians, pachycephalosaurs, stegosaurs, and ankylosaurs—and concludes with updated chapters on the behavior and extinction of the dinosaurs, their biological relationship to birds, and their representation (or misrepresentation) in art, literature, film, and other forms of popular culture. The sixth edition represents a major revision of the leading text for an introductory course on dinosaurs, including comprehensive updates based on the latest scientific discoveries, research, and literature. With an extensive art program revised by leading paleoartists that features cutting-edge illustrations, it is a complete reader-friendly pedagogical package with extensive end-of-chapter summary tools, review questions, a detailed glossary, a dinosaur dictionary, and a comprehensive index. Please visit our supplemental materials page (https://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/dinosaurs-the-textbook-sixth-edition) to find study and teaching aides for both students and teachers using Dinosaurs: The Textbook, sixth edition in class.
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 6010For nearly three decades, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his weighty and eclectic annual selection of short science fiction that deserves to be better known to a wider audience. It has consistently been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine, overwhelmingly more often than any other collection. Unfailingly, Dozois's selection offers the very best stories of the year, showcasing outstanding new talents alongside acknowledged masters of the genre. This year's collection is no exception, including the work of over 30 writers, including: Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley, Linda Nagata, Indrapreamit Das, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Carrie Vaughn and many more. It includes, as ever, Dozois's magisterial summation of 2012 in SF. Praise for previous editions: This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades. The Guardian. Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.
The World's Greatest Paleoart
Author: Steve White,Philip J. Currie
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
View: 1607Collects illustrations by ten contemporary paleoartists who draw on cutting-edge paleontology to reconstruct the worlds of ancient animals, including contributions by such artists as John Conway, Douglas Henderson, and Luis Rey.
A Thematic Survey
Author: Allen A. Debus
View: 1441"This literary survey examines how paleoliterature originated, developed and matured from its inception to the present day. It follows trends on the crafting of classic dinosaurs, investigating the figurative and metaphoric meaning of fictional dinosaursand related prehistoria. An appendix provides brief summaries of deserving dinosaur texts, organized alphabetically by author. "--Provided by publisher.
Author: Bob Walters,Tess Kissinger
Publisher: Applesauce Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 7651With over 100 new dinosaurs species discovered since 2012, Discovering Dinosaurs will make all earlier dino books EXTINCT! The most up-to-date illustrated dinosaur encyclopedia on the market—featuring spectacular illustrations of nearly 140 species, including the top dinosaur discoveries through 2014— written and illustrated by two of the world’s top dinosaur experts and artists. With a 10.5 x 13 landscape format revealing Walter’s and Kissinger’s award-winning illustrations, a dino skin-like cover, decorative endpapers and multiple 4-panel gatefolds, kids will not want to put the book down!
Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4113An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
Author: William Stout
View: 6726The first of its kind, Dinosaur Discoveries features a multitude of never before seen specimens. Sixty-one new dinosaurs, found or described during the past twenty years, are covered in this fun and intriguing new collection. Many recent discoveries regarding the appearance of dinosaurs have been made because of the careful attention now being paid to dinosaur skin impressions, which are portrayed through Stout’s unparalleled depictions and commentary. Several dinosaurs in this book are covered in feathers, while others sport previously unknown body decorations. Each dinosaur is rendered in its natural environment by paleoartist and author, William Stout. Illustrations are accompanied by exciting new dinosaur facts which define each species’ name, family, and diet. Also given are the eras when each dinosaur lived, the location and time of discovery, plus other descriptive traits. Authoritative knowledge, gleaned from many of the world’s leading paleontologists, combined with William Stout’s natural storytelling ability brings the world of dinosaurs to you in a fun and enlightening journey. So join in the adventure of exploring dinosaurs and their world. This collection is intended for all ages, and serves to satisfy the most enthusiastic dinosaur fans. The hardbound edition is limited to 500 copies. Exclusive to this edition is a bound in plate reproducing an unpublished illustration. Each copy is numbered and signed.
An Artist's Exploration Into the Jurassic World
Author: William O'Connor
View: 1619"THE GREAT HALL OF DINOSAURS is an illustrated guide to studying and drawing dinosaurs ... Astounding dioramas of the world's biggest, fiercest and fastest creatures line the halls, from a lumbering family of grazing triceratops and a gnashing T-rex to a duo of swift-footed carnotaurus. History's 'terrible lizards' are more than a thundering Hollywood nightmare. William O'Connor brings these beautiful and complex beasts to life through accurate illustration based on the anatomical and scientific knowledge of contemporary paleontology. But in The Great Hall of Dinosaurs, our imaginations aren't limited by science: We can dream of worlds and scenes that may have existed millions of years ago, of animals we have never seen before, using nothing more than a simple no. 2 pencil and some paper."--Page 4 of cover.
Eine neue Geschichte der Urzeitgiganten
Author: Steve Brusatte
Publisher: Piper ebooks
View: 1051»Die ultimative Dinosaurier Biographie« SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Noch immer haftet den Dinosauriern das Image der schwerfälligen, primitiven Monster an, die zu groß waren, um zu überleben. Doch bevor sie von der Erdoberfläche verschwanden, beherrschten die faszinierenden Giganten über 150 Millionen Jahre lang unseren Planeten. Modernste Technologien und spektakuläre Funde erlauben nun neue Einblicke in ihre Erfolgsgeschichte. Steve Brusatte, einer der führenden Paläontologen der Welt, führt uns anschaulich durch das untergegangene Reich der Dinosaurier. Lebendig erzählt er ihre Geschichte von den ersten Rieseneidechsen bis zum Aussterben. Dabei gibt er spannende Einblicke in seine Forschung und berichtet von spektakulären Ausgrabungen, etwa von Fleischfressern, die sogar größer waren als der Tyrannosaurus rex. neue Erkenntnisse über eine verlorene Welt von einem der renommiertesten Paläontologen der Welt reich bebildert und illustriert