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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Bibliographic Details
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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Table of Contents:
  • To catch a dinosaur
  • Dinosaur days
  • Who's related to whom
  • and how do we know?
  • Who are the dinosaurs?
  • Thyreophorans : the armor-bearers
  • Marginocephalia : bumps, bosses, and beaks
  • Ornithopoda : the tuskers, antelopes, and "mighty ducks" of the Mesozoic
  • Sauropodomorpha : the big, the bizarre, and the majestic
  • Theropoda I : nature red in tooth and claw
  • Theropoda II : the origin of birds
  • Theropoda III : early birds
  • Dinosaur thermoregulation : some like it hot
  • The flowering of the Mesozoic
  • A history of paleontology through ideas
  • The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction : the frill is gone.