Of Whales and Dinosaurs

Of Whales and Dinosaurs

This book is not only an institutional history of the museum but also tells the story of frustrations, commitment and courage of the numerous individuals who battled officialdom, innovated endlessly and overcame the odds to protect ...

Author: Kevin Y.L. Tan

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971698553

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Singapore's collection of Southeast Asian animals–one of the world's largest–dates back to the old Raffles Museum, officially established in 1878.With the opening of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in 2015, the original Raffles Museum has "reincarnated" and the loop on its remarkable 127-year history has closed. Beneath the sleek exterior of today's modern museum building lies a saga of titanic struggles and changes. That the collections survived at all–through the multiple challenges of the nineteenth century, the disruption of World War Two, and its potential disintegration in the face of Singapore's modernization–is nothing short of miraculous. This book is not only an institutional history of the museum but also tells the story of frustrations, commitment and courage of the numerous individuals who battled officialdom, innovated endlessly and overcame the odds to protect Singapore's natural history heritage. The book features 108 historical photographs and natural history illustrations printed in full colour throughout.
Categories: Science

Dinosaurs A Visual Encyclopedia

Dinosaurs  A Visual Encyclopedia

WHALES TODAY There are now more than 100 species of whale and dolphin.
They are divided into two main types: toothed whales, which hunt fish, and
baleen whales, which use plates of bristles in the mouth to sift small animals from
the ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465401380

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 984

Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia is a complete encyclopedia of prehistoric animal life for younger readers. It's jam-packed with over 100 dinosaurs and entries on all the best known prehistoric animals from giant dragonflies to the Velociraptor. This definitive guide includes exclusive, newly-commissioned photos of the world's best and most complete dinosaur fossils, on location in North America and Europe. Supports Common Core State Standards.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dinosaurs Volcanoes and Holy Writ

Dinosaurs  Volcanoes  and Holy Writ

... dinosaurs and birds and provided strong support for the prediction that birds
and dinosaurs are members of the same group.26 Another intriguing
confirmation of a prediction from the present to the past has been the discovery of
whales with ...

Author: James L. Hayward

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725257696

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 595

An earnest young boy who loves nature grows up the son of a fundamentalist pastor. He goes to college, trains as a biologist, and becomes a successful university professor. In the process he finds some of the religious beliefs that carried him through childhood and adolescence indefensible in the face of evidence from biology and geology—and even from Scripture itself. What’s he to do? This is the journey of a boy-turned-scientist who finds a path away from “the idols of fundamentalism” and toward a universe rich with process, intrigue, and mystery. Along the way, he discovers a faith consistent with physical reality, one open to beauty, kindness, and hope.
Categories: Religion

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones

Modern forms of whales. First hominids. Megalodons (giant sharks). More
mammals, including horses, dogs, and bears. South American monkeys. More
birds. Apes in southern Europe. Grasses. Many new mammals (pigs, rhinos,
tapirs, deer, ...

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781467701419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 736

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient plants and animals—emerged. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to discover and correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils. These laid a firm foundation for the field of paleontology and supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh and Cope's discoveries generated keen public interest in prehistoric life and rich data for future generations of paleontologists. This book explores the great rivalry between Marsh and Cope, showing how it brought out the best and the worst in them—while bringing humankind a brand-new view of life on Earth.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Dinosaur gigantism is a scientific problem that has puzzled evolutionary
biologists since the earliest discoveries of sauropod dinosaur bones almost 160
years ago, which were aptly named Cetiosaurus, the "whale lizard." In terms of
body ...

Author: Nicole Klein

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253013552

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 354

Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated group of researchers in Germany in disciplines ranging from engineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answers to these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the latest results from this seemingly disparate group of research fields and integrates them into a coherent theory regarding sauropod gigantism. Covering nutrition, physiology, growth, and skeletal structure and body plans, this volume presents the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these enormous dinosaurs.
Categories: Science

Bushman Whale and Dinosaur

Bushman  Whale and Dinosaur

CHAPTER 10 WHALES AND THEIR BONES When we were very young , we
quite frequently found lying about the more ... Maybe they are the largest animals
that ever lived , for it is doubtful if even the biggest of the extinct dinosaurs
attained ...

Author: Walter Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082363626

Category: Natural history museums

Page: 118

View: 444

Categories: Natural history museums

Quest for the African Dinosaurs

Quest for the African Dinosaurs

The initial achievement of an adaptive feature , an accomplishment of ecological
entrepreneurship , paves the way . Then descendant species fan out . Flight in
vertebrates offers prime examples . Birds , which evolved as flying dinosaurs from
 ...

Author: Louis Jacobs

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080186481X

Category: Nature

Page: 316

View: 765

Winner of the Colbert Award for the best adult book about dinosaurs Louis Jacobs reopened paleontologists' eyes to the African continent when he uncovered a major fossil site in the hills of Malawi in the 1980s. During five digging seasons in Malawi and three in Cameroon, Jacobs found the remains of two meat-eating theropods, two herbivorous sauropods, an odd crocodile about the size of a Chihuahua, and rare early mammals. Now in paperback, Quest for the African Dinosaurs includes Jacobs' new introduction, which discusses recent developments in paleontological research in Africa.
Categories: Nature

Dinosaurs Spitfires and Sea Dragons

Dinosaurs  Spitfires  and Sea Dragons

Dinosaurs , with their disproportionately small brains for their immense bodies ,
have traditionally been viewed as having ... Whales have even bigger brains ;
that of the sperm whale , which is six times the size of man's , is probably the
largest ...

Author: Christopher McGowan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067420770X

Category: Science

Page: 365

View: 968

McGowan attempts to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles, making fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals, and drawing on science and engineering concepts to explain the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteradons and Spitfire planes. Illustrations.
Categories: Science

Peterson First Guide to Dinosaurs

Peterson First Guide to Dinosaurs

However , the largest animal ever known to exist , the female Blue Whale , with a
length of just over 100 ft . and weighing up to 160 tons , is a mammal , not a
dinosaur , and is alive today . Whales , of course , live in the oceans , where the
water ...

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395971969

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 166

Introduces the names and characteristics of dinosaurs, along with recent discoveries that shed new light on the way dinosaurs may have lived.
Categories: Nature

Evolution the Grand Experiment

Evolution  the Grand Experiment

Number of Dinosaurs : 100,000 Fossil Rhinoceros : 100s There are fossils from
100,000 individual dinosaurs At just one ... An articulated dinosaur skeleton
means that Fossil Whales : 4,000 large number of the bones from an individual ...

Author: Carl Werner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0892216816

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 518

"Darwin's book on evolution admitted that "intermediate links" were "perhaps the most obvious and serious objection to the theory" of evolution. Darwin recognized that the fossils collected by scientists prior to 1859 did not correspond with his theory of evolution, but he predicted that his theory would be confirmed as more and more fossils were found. One hundred and fifty years later, Evolution: The Grand Experiment critically examines the viability of Darwin's theory"--
Categories: Religion

14 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs

14 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs

Wonderful World ofAnimals: Sea Otters: Clowns of theSea Whales: Giants ofthe
Sea Sharks: Chompers ofthe Sea Clown Fish: Friends of the Stinging Anemone
Tigers:TheLion withStripes Gorillas: Men ofthe African Forest Hippos: Giants who
 ...

Author: Caitlind L. Alexander

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 960

They are some of the strangest and most fascinating animals that have ever been found on Earth! Dinosaurs! The first ones were discovered just 170 years ago, and ever since we have tried to discover more and more about them. Here are some things we have found out about dinosaurs. Who created the word dinosaur? How many dinosaur species have been discovered? How big was the smallest dinosaur? What was the first dinosaur? Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. Dinosaurs are some of the most fascinating animals that have ever lived.. How much do you know about them? LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

14 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs A 15 Minute Book

14 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs  A 15 Minute Book

Wonderful World ofAnimals: Sea Otters: Clowns of theSea Whales: Giants ofthe
Sea Sharks: Chompers ofthe Sea Clown Fish: Friends of the Stinging Anemone
Tigers:TheLion withStripes Gorillas: Men ofthe African Forest Hippos: Giants who
 ...

Author: Caitlind L. Alexander

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 250

They are some of the strangest and most fascinating animals that have ever been found on Earth! Dinosaurs! The first ones were discovered just 170 years ago, and ever since we have tried to discover more and more about them. Here are some things we have found out about dinosaurs. Who created the word dinosaur? How many dinosaur species have been discovered? How big was the smallest dinosaur? What was the first dinosaur? Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. Dinosaurs are some of the most fascinating animals that have ever lived.. How much do you know about them? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ants Indians and little dinosaurs

Ants  Indians  and little dinosaurs

it has done for men, I suggest what men can do for the whale. I endorse the
enactment of a law for the regulation of killer whale hunting in Washington State.
The whale populations should be monitored to insure against overkilling. A
hunting ...

Author: American Museum of Natural History

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: 0684143127

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 875

These writings were selected from Natural History and reflects the excitment of expeditions to New Guinea and Africa, the fascination of fossil hunting for early man and earlier dinosaurs, and the enrichment of understanding other cultures.
Categories: Social Science

After the Dinosaurs

After the Dinosaurs

The Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs, is enormously popular in the public eye,
with numerous books and television shows ... including the evolution of such
creatures as giant great white sharks, seals, sea lions, and dolphins and whales.

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253000556

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 879

A fascinating study of the thousands of new animal species that walked in the footsteps of the dinosaurs—and the climate changes that brought them forth. The fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago (except for their feathered descendants). In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially mammals, which in their way were every bit as remarkable as their Mesozoic cousins. The Age of Mammals, the Cenozoic Era, has never had its Jurassic Park, but it was an amazing time in earth’s history, populated by a wonderful assortment of bizarre animals. The rapid evolution of thousands of species of mammals brought forth many incredible creatures―including our own ancestors. Their story is part of a larger story of new life emerging from the greenhouse conditions of the Mesozoic, warming up dramatically about 55 million years ago, and then cooling rapidly so that 33 million years ago the glacial ice returned. The earth’s vegetation went through equally dramatic changes, from tropical jungles in Montana and forests at the poles. Life in the sea underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. Engaging and insightful, After the Dinosaurs is a book for everyone who has an abiding fascination with the remarkable life of the past.
Categories: Science

Earth Before the Dinosaurs

Earth Before the Dinosaurs

... out of the 30,000 species ofamphibians, sauropsids (birds and reptiles), and
mammals that make up the tetrapods of today, not all are land based–far from it.
Take dolphins and whales: their “fins” are chiridian limbs. As for amphibians, their
 ...

Author: Sebastien Steyer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253223807

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 396

Introduces the vertebrates that inhabited the Earth before the dinosaurs, including tetrapods that emerged from the sea and adapted to terrestrial life.
Categories: Science

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

hile dinosaurs roamed the Earth, equally awesome beasts ruled the seas. Many
of ... But though some looked pretty fishy, they were still reptiles, and had to come
to the water's surface to breathe between dives, like whales and dolphins do.

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237599

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 252

The reader is asked to look at a variety of dinosaurs.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: Christopher Andrew Brochu

Publisher:

ISBN: 1877019127

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 256

View: 881

A Guide to Dinosaurs presents a thorough introduction to the creatures that dominated the Earth for 160 million years in the Mesozoic ear.
Categories: Dinosaurs

The Battle for Christmas

The Battle for Christmas

'Mary and Joseph had to run away, so Mary climbed on to a –' 'Dinosaur!' Max
burst out ... She was the one who liked whales, especially the ones that sing –
humpback whales. The stable should have had dinosaurs and whales in it. Ellie
said ...

Author: Jeremy Strong

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141910192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 418

When Ellie puts on her new pyjamas, strange things start to happen. She and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the Christmas Shop where a battle is raging between a valiant troop of toys and the scaaaarry Christmas Tree Fairy and her army of angels. Can Ellie and Max save Christmas for the world – or will they be arrested for being mince spies? This is the first book in a new series about the Cosmic Pyjamas. They're magical and they're dangerous. You have been warned!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Flying Dinosaurs

Flying Dinosaurs

dinosaurs. A series of clever studies has painted prehistoric worlds with
unexpected colour and it may yet start to fill them with sound, too. Ninety-four
million years ago a vast inland sea runs the length of North America from the
Arctic Ocean to ...

Author: John Pickrell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538787

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 903

“It will be difficult for any reader to think about dinosaurs—or birds—in the same ways they had before.”—Publishers Weekly The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China in the twentieth century suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more—has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs’ development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for the animals and helped them survive a mass extinction, when thousands of other dinosaur species that once populated Earth did not. Pickrell also turns his journalistic eye toward the stories behind the latest discoveries, investigating the role of the Chinese black market in trading fossils, the controversies among various dinosaur hunters, the interference of national governments intent on protecting scientific information, and the race to publish findings first that make this research such a dynamic area of science. “Fascinating.”
Categories: Nature

Walking With Dinosaurs Handbook

Walking With Dinosaurs Handbook

What Else Lived With Dinosaur s? Living alongside the dinosaurs on land was a
range of crocodiles,lizards,snakes,mammalsandpterosaurs.Pterosaurs–the ...
Whales had yet to evolve,andsharkshadnotreachedthegreatsizesseentoday.
Thetop ...

Author: Calliope Glass

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447255703

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 504

Walk with the dinosaurs in this handbook, with full-colour illustrations, based on the feature film. The original TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs had 70 million viewers and the long-running live stage show has sold 7 million tickets. The long-awaited 3D motion picture comes out this December, and is sure to thrill fans.
Categories: Nature