Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History / Edition 2by David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel
Fully updated, this lively and beautifully illustrated undergraduate textbook emphasizes understanding science over memorization of dinosaur facts.See more details below
Fully updated, this lively and beautifully illustrated undergraduate textbook emphasizes understanding science over memorization of dinosaur facts.
- Cambridge University Press
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- 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Table of Contents
Why a natural history of dinosaurs?; Part I. Reaching Back in Time: 1. To catch a dinosaur; 2. Dinosaur days; 3. Who's related to whom – and how do we know?; 4. Who are the dinosaurs?; Part II. Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duckbilled Dinosaurs: 5. Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers; 6. Marginocephalia: bumps, bosses, and beaks; 7. Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes and 'mighty ducks' of the Mesozoic; Part III. Saurischia: Meat, Might, and Magnitude: 8. Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic; 9. Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw; 10. Theropoda II: the origin of birds; 11. Theropoda III: early birds; Part IV. Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction: 12. Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot; 13. The flowering of the Mesozoic; 14. A history of paleontology through ideas; 15. Dinosaurs: in the beginning; 16. The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone; Glossary; Index of subjects; Index of genera.
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