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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).
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.
Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them.
|The Mesozoic Era||11|
|New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies||16|
|No Consensus Yet--Ectothermy versus Endothermy||114|
|Dinosaurs and Birds||117|
|A List of Abbreviations||609|
|Appendix||Dinosaur Tracks and Eggs||613|
Posted December 31, 2003
The Dinosaur Encyclopedia by Donald F. Glut is a true piece of art. I fell in love with this book when I saw it, so I had to buy it of course. Now I also have Supplement 1, and Supplement 2, which I recommend to all the people either paleontologists or those who love dinosaurs as much as I do. The book is well illustrated, with photographs of dinosaurs you won't find in any other books. For those who like such dinosaurs as Abelisaurids can find a great first hand information on these amazing creatures with nice pictures and drawings added to the text. Over all the book series is very good with some misspelled names of dinosaurs but I guess we can close our eyes on it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2004
Donald Glut is a dinosaur genius when it comes to dinosaurs. He keeps everything going in a fluidic rhythm that only a dinosaur fanatic can ultimately feel. This is an A+ book to finish off the series as well as being an informative up to date resource tool. It is definately a thumbs up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.