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Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science
     

Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science

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by Phillip Manning
 

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Drawing on new breakthroughs and cutting edge techniques to scan and analyze this rare and remarkable discovery, Dr. Manning takes us on a thrilling, globe-spanning tour of dinosaur mummy finds—from the first such excavation in 1908 to a baby dinosaur unearthed in 1980, from a dino with a heart in South Dakota to titanosaur embryos in Argentina. And he

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Drawing on new breakthroughs and cutting edge techniques to scan and analyze this rare and remarkable discovery, Dr. Manning takes us on a thrilling, globe-spanning tour of dinosaur mummy finds—from the first such excavation in 1908 to a baby dinosaur unearthed in 1980, from a dino with a heart in South Dakota to titanosaur embryos in Argentina. And he discusses his own groundbreaking analysis of Dakota that will intrigue dinosaur loving readers of all ages.

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"...the science is solid and well explained, the people are vivid and real, the adventures are well chosen and the story is well told. Read and enjoy." —New Scientist

"...deliciously geeky account of the discovery in 1999 and subsequent investigation of a fossilized hadrosaur named Dakota."— The Guardian

"Phillip Manning has stitched together a very readable account rewarding for the reader looking for more than a quick glance into the world of the dinosaurs." — The Roanoke Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426203848
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,222,751
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Phillip Manning teaches vertebrate paleontology and evolution at the University of Manchester (U.K.). He has built up an international reputation for his work on dinosaur trackways and biomechanics.

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Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
CalBear2010 More than 1 year ago
Written in the same fashion as the publishing company's work, Philip Manning tells the story of Dakota, a Hadrosaur from the Late Cretaceous that discovered in 1999 by Tyler Lyson in the North Dakota Badlands in the Hell Creek Formation that up until now has been by the far the best preserved dinosaur specimen. Manning has years of experience with writing, discussing, and translating some of science's most difficult language in easy comprehendible material so that any non-specialist can leave with knowledge good enough for basic science conversational language. If Dinosaurs are your thing, and story telling is your reading style then this is your book, it flows very well, and I had it finished in less three days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Required reading for anyone who has ever considered digging for fossils, Analytical
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