The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

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This 2005 edition of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs is a unique, comprehensive treatment of this fascinating group of organisms. It is a detailed survey of dinosaur origins, their diversity, and their eventual extinction. The book can easily be used as a teaching textbook for a class, but it is also written as a series of readable, entertaining essays covering important and timely topics appealing to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts: birds as 'living dinosaurs', the new feathered dinosaurs from China, 'warm-bloodedness'. Along the way, the reader learns about dinosaur functional morphology, physiology, and systematics using cladistic methodology - in short, how professional paleontologists and dinosaur experts go about their work, and why they find it so rewarding. The book is spectacularly illustrated by John Sibbick, a world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, commissioned exclusively for this book.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780521010467
Branch Call Number: 567.9 F251 2nd ed
567.9 F251 2nd ed
Characteristics: x, 485 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Weishampel, David B. 1952-


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