Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs / Edition 1

Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs / Edition 1

by Anthony J. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632044365

ISBN-13: 9780632044368

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration program.

Overview

This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration program.


  • Balances scientific rigour with real world examples.
  • This new edition includes updates on recent finds and an increased coverage of evolution and physiology.
  • Also features end of chapter discussion questions, easy reference glossary, new references at the end of each chapter, and high-quality, full color figures and photographs throughout.
  • Supplemented by a dedicated web page, www.blackwellpublishing.com/dinosaurs with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-Rom).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632044368
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Study Dinosaurs?.

Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade, Part I: Scientific Methods and Their Use in Dinosaur Studies.

Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade, Part II: Geologic Principles Associated with Dinosaur Studies.

Chapter 4: History of Dinosaur Studies.

Chapter 5: Dinosaur Anatomy and Classification.

Chapter 6: Dinosaur Taphonomy.

Chapter 7: Dinosaur Tracks.

Chapter 8: Dinosaur Eggs and Nests.

Chapter 9: Dinosaur Feeding Habits: Teeth, Toothmarks, Gastroliths and Coprolites.

Chapter 10: Origin and Evolution of Dinosaurs.

Chapter 11: Theropods.

Chapter 12: Sauropodomorphs: Prosauropods and Sauropods.

Chapter 13: Ornithopods.

Chapter 14: Thyreophorans: Ankylosaurs and Stegosaurs.

Chapter 15: Marginocephalians: Pachycephalosaurs and Ceratopsians.

Chapter 16: Bird Evolution and Dinosaur Extinctions.

Chapter 17: Future of Dinosaur Studies

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