Dinosaurs: The Textbook

Dinosaurs: The Textbook

by Spencer George Lucas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0697144291

ISBN-13: 9780697144294

Pub. Date: 08/28/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text is intended for a one-quarter or one-semester introductory course on dinosaurs. Dinosaurs: The Textbook is a monument to our present understanding of these wonderful creatures. It is a book that will take the student on a journey through nearly every aspect of dinosaur biology,geology,and the history of their discovery. It is a text that presents

Overview

This text is intended for a one-quarter or one-semester introductory course on dinosaurs. Dinosaurs: The Textbook is a monument to our present understanding of these wonderful creatures. It is a book that will take the student on a journey through nearly every aspect of dinosaur biology,geology,and the history of their discovery. It is a text that presents facts together with current ideas,notions,and controversies. Dr. Lucas presents dinosaurs as successful,living creatures that were merely different in appearance from animals living today. Dr. Lucas has written a comprehensive book that is easily read and understood by students with little scientific background - a book that teaches students not only how to use scientific methods,but how to synthesize data to create their own ideas. In contrast with many dinosaur books from the past,Dr. Lucas,although indicating his own views,allows students the opportunity to think for themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780697144294
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

A Dinosaur Dictionary
Dinosaur Family Tree
1 Dinosaur Hunters
2 Evolution, Phylogeny, and Classification
3 Fossils, Sedimentary Environments, and Geologic Time
4 The Origin of Dinosaurs
5 Predatory Dinosaurs
6 Sauropodomorphs
7 Ornithopods
8 Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs
9 Ceratopsians and Pachycephalosaurs
10 The Dinosaurian World
11 Dinosaur Trace Fossils
12 Dinosaur Biology and Behavior
13 Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs?
14 The Origin of Birds
15 Dinosaur Extinction
16 Dinosaurs in the Public Eye
Appendix: A Primer of Dinosaur Anatomy

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