The Complete Dinosaur

The Complete Dinosaur

Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere.

Author: M. K. Brett-Surman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253357014

Category: Nature

Page: 1112

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This is a New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book of 1998. While the inhabitants of the lost world have long held sway over our imaginations, in recent years dinosaur science has experienced an explosive growth. More books on dinosaurs have been published in the past decade than in all the previous 150 years since Richard Owen named these 'fearfully great lizards' (correctly, 'reptiles'), and dinosaur research continues to make headlines. Reporting the latest discoveries and research, this book is an exuberant celebration of dinosaurs and of our ongoing fascination with them. Here, in one volume, is the single, most-authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general reader. So rapidly has the field expanded that no individual can hope to master all the aspects of dinosaur paleontology. For this book, the editors have brought together forty-six experts in subjects ranging from functional morphology and paleobiology to biogeography and systematics to present a thorough survey of the dinosaurs from the earliest discoveries through the contemporary controversies over their extinction. Where contention exists, as over the question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Throughout technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and there is also a glossary of less familiar terms. Readers will find a wealth of information on the study and classification of dinosaurs, on each of the dinosaur groups, and on dinosaur biology and evolution. Not the least among these riches are the more than 350 illustrations (Including 16 pages of color plates), many prepared especially for this volume. The volume concludes with a survey of dinosaurs in the media and a chronology of the history of dinosaur science. This is the single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information, it features: more than 350 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color; each chapter written by an expert in dinosaur studies; includes the latest dinosaur discoveries; new information on the warm-blooded/cold-blooded debate; new insights on the possibility of isolating dinosaur DNA; what dinosaurs ate and how we know about it; dinosaurs in the media; a time-line of the history of dinosaur science; and much, much more!
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The Complete Dinosaur

The Complete Dinosaur

Includes a glossary, and bandw and color photos, drawings, paintings, and diagrams. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: James Orville Farlow

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213134

Category: Nature

Page: 752

View: 997

The complete book about Dinosaurs.
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Dinosaurus

Dinosaurus

Brimming with research from digs in North America, Mongolia, Europe, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is an encyclopedic and vividly illustrated reference for all ages.

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1770857761

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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"Magnificent in its breadth and illustration." -- Booklist Dinosaurus was published in 2003 and went on to sell 15,000 in hardcover and more in paperback. Now 13 years have passed during which there have been dozens of discoveries. At the same price and fully revised, this edition of Dinosaurus is simply too exceptional a value to pass up. Many incredible discoveries made 2015 a banner year. For example: Yi qi ("ee chee," "strange wing"), the earliest known flying non-avian dinosaur The "Chicken from Hell," a bird-like beaked, clawed and feathered dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas Zhenyuanlong suni, a cousin of Velociraptor, suggests that this family has been inaccurately depicted. The new 5-foot-long dino more resembles a feathered poodle than the brute of Jurassic Park. "Superduck," at 5 tons and with a mate-attracting head crest it is thought to be a missing link between two other known duck-billed head-crested dinosaur species. Perhaps most exciting is that in 2016 the American Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibition featuring the astonishing, newly discovered 122-foot-long titanosaur, yet to be named. The plant-eating colossus is the largest dinosaur ever found -- it weighed around 77 tons--as much as 14 or 15 African elephants! No other life-form captures the imagination like dinosaurs. Organized by the major dinosaur families, Dinosaurus identifies 500 species. It describes in detail and stunning illustrations what they looked like, what they ate and how they fought, lived and died. The features include: Concise explanations of species' traits and habits Vivid full-color illustrations representing life among the dinosaurs Stunning color photographs of dinosaur discoveries Latin name, translation and pronunciation Height specifics and comparison to humans Diet and habitat Global distribution. Brimming with research from digs in North America, Mongolia, Europe, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is an encyclopedic and vividly illustrated reference for all ages.
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The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Reptiles

The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Reptiles

The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Reptiles is a thorough guide to the days before humans evolved, when great lizards walked the earth.

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785829156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 905

The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Reptiles is a thorough guide to the days before humans evolved, when great lizards walked the earth. The reference book will walk readers through prehistoric eras, including the Triassic period, the Jurassic period, and the Cretaceous period. Details on early life, from single-celled ocean life to the first reptiles that walked on land, sets the stage for complex studies of flying reptiles, birdlike dinosaurs, carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they continue to fascinate. This comprehensive guide to prehistoric creatures identifies over 250 key species and provides detailed information on what they looked like, where and how they lived, how they fought, and how they died. Packed with the latest research and discoveries, and with vivid up-to-date illustrations throughout, this is the biggest and best dinosaur reference available.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Creatures

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs   Prehistoric Creatures

Profiles all known dinosaurs and prehistoric species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond, complementing entries with highly detailed illustrations and maps of where important fossil discoveries have been made.

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 1846812097

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 443

Profiles all known dinosaurs and prehistoric species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond, complementing entries with highly detailed illustrations and maps of where important fossil discoveries have been made. Original.
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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

A comprehensive encyclopedia of dinosaur science comes complete with entries and information on more than 800 named species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, facts about historical dinosaur discoveries, and a review of dinosaur biology.

Author: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375824197

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 427

View: 483

A comprehensive encyclopedia of dinosaur science comes complete with entries and information on more than 800 named species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, facts about historical dinosaur discoveries, and a review of dinosaur biology.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

With The Complete Book of Dinosaurs in hand, the reader can distinguish the masterminds from the politicians and tell the athletes from the aggressors, enjoying a book that provokes, surprises and informs.

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 184092456X

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 448

View: 913

It hardly matters that dinosaurs are extinct, they still form an important part of our lives: they sell movies, fill the school syllabus, provide us with essential scientific knowledge and even chase us in our dreams. The Complete Book of Dinosaurs is the ultimate dinosaur reference guide. Comprehensive and compelling, The Complete Book of Dinosaurs provides an innovative approach to these ancient creatures, identifying the 700 species creature-by-creature, detailing their habits and their individual features, making each one easily recognisable. With The Complete Book of Dinosaurs in hand, the reader can distinguish the masterminds from the politicians and tell the athletes from the aggressors, enjoying a book that provokes, surprises and informs.
Categories: Dinosaurs

The Ultimate Dinopedia

The Ultimate Dinopedia

Shares in-depth information about all currently known dinosaur species organized under major periods, providing details on such topics as physical characteristics, diet and discovery dates. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Don Lessem

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426301650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 849

Shares in-depth information about all currently known dinosaur species organized under major periods, providing details on such topics as physical characteristics, diet and discovery dates. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

An encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, containing descriptions of their key features, evolutionary adaptations and details of fossil evidence, reconstructed in stunning expert illustrations.

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Anness Pub Limited

ISBN: 1780190379

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 792

An encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, containing descriptions of their key features, evolutionary adaptations and details of fossil evidence, reconstructed in stunning expert illustrations.
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National Geographic Kids the Ultimate Dinopedia

National Geographic Kids the Ultimate Dinopedia

Shares in-depth information about all currently known dinosaur species organized under major periods, providing details on such topics as physical characteristics, diet and discovery dates. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Don Lessem

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426301643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 813

Shares in-depth information about all currently known dinosaur species organized under major periods, providing details on such topics as physical characteristics, diet and discovery dates. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Armored Dinosaurs

The Armored Dinosaurs

Brings together the latest studies by an international group of dinosaur palaeontologists and provides descriptions of the original specimens of Hyaleosaurus and Stegosaurus

Author: Kenneth Carpenter

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253339642

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 755

Armored dinosaurs were some of the earliest dinosaurs named, including the ankylosaur Hylaeosaurus in 1833 and Stegosaurus in 1877. But these armored dinosaurs, or thyreophorans, have been the least studied group because they lack the visceral appeal of Tyrannosaurus and the fossil abundance of ceratopsians and hadrosaurs. The incredible diversity of armored dinosaurs has only recently been appreciated: the discovery of new stegosaurs in the Jurassic of China and the United States, and of new ankylosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of North America have led to renewed interest in thyreophorans. The Armored Dinosaurs brings together the latest studies by an international group of dinosaur paleontologists and provides descriptions of the original specimens of Hyaleosaurus and Stegosaurus, names new thyreophorans, and redescribes historically important specimens from Europe. The contributors are Paul M. Barrett, John Bird, William T. Blows, Don Burge, Kenneth Carpenter, H. Trevor Clifford, Karen Cloward, Margery C. Coombs, Rodolfo A. Corio, Philip J. Currie, Tracy L. Ford, Peter M. Galton, Robert W. Gaston, James I. Kirkland, Martin G. Lockley, Richard T. McCrea, Lorrie A. McWhinney, Christian A. Meyer, Clifford A. Miles, Ralph E. Molnar, David B. Norman, Paul Penkalski, Xabier Pereda Suberbiola, Bruce M. Rothschild, A. P. Russell, N. Rybczynski, Leonardo Salgado, Jennifer Schellenbach, and M. K. Vickaryous.
Categories: Science

Discovery Dinopedia

Discovery Dinopedia

Get ready to become a dinosaur expert! Dinopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Dinosaur is the ultimate visual guide to the incredible Age of Dinosaurs, a period of time millions of years ago when these amazing creatures lived on Earth.

Author: Discovery Channel

Publisher: Liberty Street

ISBN: 1618933574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 624

Get ready to become a dinosaur expert! Dinopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Dinosaur is the ultimate visual guide to the incredible Age of Dinosaurs, a period of time millions of years ago when these amazing creatures lived on Earth. Packed with over 400 photographs and fascinating facts, Dinopedia features more than 750 known types of dinosaurs-from fierce meat eaters such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor to the gentle plant-eating giants including Supersaurus and Brachiosaurus. Learn everything there is to know about dinosaur habitats, why they became extinct, recent fossil discoveries and more from Discovery, the leading brand in nature programming. For more incredible creatures, don't miss the other available books in the Discovery series: Snakeopedia and Sharkopedia!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide Jurassic World

Jurassic World Dinosaur Field Guide  Jurassic World

Jurassic World is the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series.

Author: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553536867

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 486

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Discovering Dinosaurs

Discovering Dinosaurs

Explains the evolutionary relationship of dinosaurs, answers fifty specific questions about them, profiles forty-one specimens, and describes six expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History.

Author: Mark Norell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520225015

Category: Science

Page: 219

View: 368

Explains the evolutionary relationship of dinosaurs, answers fifty specific questions about them, profiles forty-one specimens, and describes six expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History.
Categories: Science

When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey

When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey

Provides the history of the dinosaur in New Jersey and tells of professional and amateur fossil hunters and their discoveries

Author: William B. Gallagher

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813523494

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 968

Provides the history of the dinosaur in New Jersey and tells of professional and amateur fossil hunters and their discoveries
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The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery.

Author: Darren Naish

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002865967

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 378

This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery. Books on dinosaurs are usually arranged by classification or epoch, but this unique work tells the story chronologically, in order of the key finds that shaped our understanding and brought these creatures to life for the public. From the fragmentary remains of giant extinct animals found in the early 1800s to the dinosaur wars in the American West to the amazing near-complete skeletons found around the world today, Darren Naish tells how these discoveries have led not only to the recognition of new species and whole new groups, but also to new theories of evolutionary history. Along the way, we encounter dinosaurs both familiar and obscure-including Tyrannosaurus rex, the giant sauropods, and most recently, the feathered dinosaurs of China. As he describes these significant finds, Naish explains in clear, accessible language, how our ideas about dinosaur appearance, biology, and behavior have developed and changed over time, and what the state of knowledge is today. * Discusses each major dinosaur group * Illuminates the human side of fossil discoveries by describing explorers, scientists, and artists * Beautifully designed pages feature extensive captions, engaging text, and sidebars throughout on select topics of interest * Almost 200 illustrations include historical and contemporary photographs, art works, drawings, and maps
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Planet Dinosaur

Planet Dinosaur

Presents the latest discoveries and research about the largest and most predatory of the dinosaurs, discussing how they were discovered, where they lived, and their physical characteristics and classification.

Author: Cavan Scott

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 177085049X

Category: Nature

Page: 238

View: 596

Presents the latest discoveries and research about the largest and most predatory of the dinosaurs, discussing how they were discovered, where they lived, and their physical characteristics and classification.
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The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings ...

Author: Gregory S. Paul

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883141

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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A fully updated and expanded new edition of the acclaimed, bestselling dinosaur field guide The bestselling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet.

Author: Steve Brusatte

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509830084

Category: Nature

Page:

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The Times Science Book of the Year A Sunday Times Bestseller 'Thrilling . . . the best book on the subject written for the general reader since the 1980s.' The Sunday Times 66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. The world of the dinosaurs has fascinated on book and screen for decades – from early science fiction classics like The Lost World, to Godzilla terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, and the monsters of Jurassic Park. But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Brusatte follows these magnificent creatures from their beginnings in the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous and the legacy that they left behind. Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to modern day dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it’s like to be a paleontologist. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is full of thrilling accounts of some of his personal discoveries, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China. At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.
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The Dinosaur Scrapbook

The Dinosaur Scrapbook

Explores prehistoric life from a strictly media-oriented approach, drawing on rare and unusual photographs, illustrations, and drawings from movies, museums, and magazines, and covering such unique aspects as "dinosaur parks" and comic ...

Author: Donald F. Glut

Publisher: Lyle Stuart

ISBN: 0806508167

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 820

Explores prehistoric life from a strictly media-oriented approach, drawing on rare and unusual photographs, illustrations, and drawings from movies, museums, and magazines, and covering such unique aspects as "dinosaur parks" and comic books
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