Dinosaurs : a concise natural history / David E. Fastovsky and David B. Weishampel ; with illustrations by John Sibbick.

"From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes an introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists designed to excite readers about science by using dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution. While focusing on dinosaurs it als...

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Main Author: Fastovsky, David E.
Other Authors: Weishampel, David B., 1952-, Sibbick, John.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes an introduction to the study of dinosaurs for non-specialists designed to excite readers about science by using dinosaurs to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history and evolution. While focusing on dinosaurs it also uses them to convey other aspects of the natural sciences, including fundamental concepts in evolutionary biology, physiology, life history, and systematics. Considerable attention is devoted the nature of science itself: what it is, what it is not, and how science can be used to investigate particular kinds of questions. Dinosaurs is unique because it fills a gap between the glossy, fact-driven dinosaur books and the higher-level academic books, addressing the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as professionals in the field do."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9781139129695
1139129694
0511477899
9780511477898
9780511805189
0511805187