Dinosaurs Of The Air

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801867637
Size: 31.10 MB
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"If you want to dig seriously into one of today's most fascinating evolutionary debates, and aren't afraid of anatomy, you'll delight in Dinosaurs of the Air." -- New Scientist

Dinosaurs Of The Land Sea And Air

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865933538
Size: 71.20 MB
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This book introduces dinosaurs, their physical characteristics, their behavior, and their habitats.

Beyond The Dinosaurs

Author: Charlotte Lewis Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062038508
Size: 51.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Read all about the amazing creatures that flew through the air and swam in the seas during the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Out Of Thin Air

Author: Peter Ward
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309141239
Size: 11.54 MB
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For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth--until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were pretty amazing creatures--real-life monsters that have the power to fascinate us. And their fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make the story that much more dramatic. But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, and were seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth. What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages? Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment--a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds. By tracing the evolutionary path back through time and carefully connecting the dots from birds to dinosaurs, Ward describes the unique form of breathing shared by these two distant relatives and demonstrates how this simple but remarkable characteristic provides the elusive explanation to a question that has thus far stumped scientists. Nothing short of revolutionary in its bold presentation of an astonishing theory, Out of Thin Air is a story of science at the edge of discovery. Ward is an outstanding guide to the process of scientific detection. Audacious and innovative in his thinking, meticulous and thoroughly detailed in his research, only a scientist of his caliber is capable of telling this surprising story.

Predatory Dinosaurs Of The World

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Size: 64.49 MB
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Provides a species-by-species catalog of predatory dinosaurs known to have existed.

The Scientific American Book Of Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory Paul
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312310080
Size: 39.37 MB
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Collects writings by experts in paleontology, from John Horner on dinosaur families to Robert Bakker on the latest wave of fossil discoveries.

After The Dinosaurs

Author: Charlotte Lewis Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062038370
Size: 71.28 MB
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After the age of the dinosaurs, strange and powerful mammals ruled the earth.

The Princeton Field Guide To Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883148
Size: 20.59 MB
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The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Creatures

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865933552
Size: 51.85 MB
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This book introduces dinosaurs, their physical characteristics, and their behavior.

Flying Dinosaurs

Author: John Pickrell
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 174224176X
Size: 57.41 MB
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Dinosaurs didn’t die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related T. rex to a chicken Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaurs developed flight and became the birds in our backyards. He delves into the latest discoveries in China, the US, Europe and uncovers a thriving black market in fossils and infighting between dinosaur hunters, plus the controversial plan to use a chicken to bring dinosaurs back from the dead.