Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, Supplement 4 / Edition 4

Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, Supplement 4 / Edition 4

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Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, Supplement 4 / Edition 4

Here is the fourth supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book (ARBA called it “a reference legend...lavishly illustrated, cleverly written, and extraordinarily comprehensive”).
This volume updates the concepts discussed in the encyclopedia and its earlier supplements. It includes a discussion of the Mesozoic Era, covers recent discoveries in paleontology, and furthers the ectothermy/endothermy debate from previous installments. It also offers lengthy sections on dinosaurian schematics and genera and updates the encyclopedia’s list of excluded genera. Appendices discuss Pterosaurs and Mesozoic birds, and a glossary is included to aid students and scientists alike. The extensive bibliography lists the most recent peer-evaluated paleontology literature.
Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them:
ISBN 978-0-7864-7222-2 Originial Encyclopedia
ISBN 978-0-7864-0591-6 Supplement 1
ISBN 978-0-7864-1166-5 Supplement 2
ISBN 978-0-7864-1518-2 Supplement 3
ISBN 978-0-7864-2295-1 Supplement 4
ISBN 978-0-7864-3241-7 Supplement 5
ISBN 978-0-7864-4187-7 Supplement 6
ISBN 978-1-4766-6548-1 Supplement 7

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786422951
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/05/2006
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia , #5
Edition description: Supplement
Pages: 761
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.52(d)

About the Author

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director. He is the president of Frontline Entertainment and lives in Burbank, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword, by Peter J. Makovicky, Ph.D. vii

Preface xi

I. Introduction 1

The Mesozoic Era 17

New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 22

The Continuing Ectothermy/Endothermy Debate 117

Dinosaurs and Birds 121

Dinosaur Extinctions 130

II. Dinosaurian Systematics 137

III. Dinosaurian Genera 225

IV. Excluded Genera 575

A List of Abbreviations 579

Appendix One: Pterosaurs 583

Appendix Two: Mesozoic Birds 635

Glossary 677

Bibliography 689

Index 731

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