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Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia / Edition 2
     

Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia / Edition 2

by Donald F. Glut, Ralph E. Molnar
 

ISBN-10: 0786405910

ISBN-13: 9780786405916

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This reference work is the third supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and the first two supplements ("superb...the scope is phenomenal"-ARBA; "recommended"-Booklist/RBB).

This continuation of what is now the

Overview

This reference work is the third supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and the first two supplements ("superb...the scope is phenomenal"-ARBA; "recommended"-Booklist/RBB).

This continuation of what is now the standard encyclopedia provides up-to-date concepts, based on the latest original research of paleontologists, on such topics as the Mesozoic Era; new discoveries, ideas and studies; ectothermy versus endothermy; dinosaurs and birds; dinosaur extinctions; dinosaurian systematics; dinosaurian genera; nomina nuda and excluded genera; and an appendix discussing dinosaur tracks and eggs.

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director. Among his many works are Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia  (1997, $195) and its Supplement 1 (1999, $95) and Supplement 2 (2002, $95), Jurassic Classics: A Collection of Saurian Essays and Mesozoic Musings (2001, $29.95) and Carbon Dates: A Day by Day Almanac of Paleo Anniversaries and Dino Events (1999, $29.95). He lives in Burbank, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786405916
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia , #2
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D. v

Acknowledgments vi

Preface ix

I. Introduction 1

The Mesozoic Era 17

New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 21

More on Ectothermy Versus Endothermy 152

Dinosaurs and Birds 155

Dinosaur Extinctions 168

II. Dinosaurian Systematics 173

III. Dinosaurian Genera 245

IV. Nomen Nudum and Excluded Genera 695

A List of Abbreviations 699

Appendix: Main-Entry Catalog of Genera 703

Glossary 721

Bibliography 733

Index 781

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