The Dinosauria / Edition 2

The Dinosauria / Edition 2

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by David B. Weishampel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520242092

ISBN-13: 9780520242098

Pub. Date: 12/06/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

When the The Dinosauria was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as "the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs" and "an historically unparalleled compendium of information." This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to

Overview

When the The Dinosauria was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as "the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs" and "an historically unparalleled compendium of information." This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors—forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria—contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts.

The first section of The Dinosauria begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link. This new edition will be the benchmark reference for everyone who needs authoritative information on dinosaurs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242098
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Other Contributors:

Rinchen Barsbold, Mongolian People's Republic

Michael J. Benton, Northern Ireland

Walter P. Coombs, Jr., U.S.A.

Philip J. Currie, Canada

Dong Zhiming, People's Republic ofChina

James O. Farlow, U.S.A.

Peter M. Galton, U.S.A.

Jacques A. Gauthier, U.S.A.

John R. Horner, U.S.A.

Seriozha M. Kurzanov, U.S.S.R.

Teresa Maryanska, Poland

John S. McIntosh, U.S.A.

Ralph E. Molnar, Australia

David B. Norman, England

John H. Ostrom, U.S.A.

Timothy Rowe, U.S.A.

Paul C. Sereno, U.S.A.

Hans-Dieter Sues, U.S.A.

Leonid P. Tatarinov, U.S.S.R.

Lawrence M. Witmer, U.S.A.

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