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- Winner of 2013 AAUP Public and Second School Library, Outstanding 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title.
- Indiana University Press
- Walters, Bob (ill.)
- Bob Walters
- 32 color illus., 485 b&w illus.
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M. K. Brett-Surman is Museum Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., is Senior Lecturer and Director, Earth, Life and Time Program, Department of Geology, University of Maryland. James O. Farlow is Professor of Geology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Ft. Wayne.
List of ContributorsPart One: The Discovery of Dinosaurs 1. Dinosaurs: The Earliest Discoveries David A. E. Spalding and William A. S. Sarjeant 2. Politics and Paleontology: Richard Owen and the Invention of Dinosaurs Hugh S. Torrens3. European Dinosaur Hunters of the 19th and 20th Centuries Hans-Dieter Sues4. North American Dinosaur Hunters Edwin H. Colbert, David D. Gillette, and Ralph E. Molnar 5. The Search for Dinosaurs in Asia Corwin Sullivan, David W. E. Hone, and Xing Xu6. Dinosaur Hunters of the Southern Continents Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.Part Two: The Study of Dinosaurs 7. Hunting for Dinosaur Bones David D. Gillette 8. The Osteology of the Dinosaurs Thomas R. Holtz and M. K. Brett-Surman 9. Reconstructing the Musculature of Dinosaurs David W. Dilkes, John R. Hutchinson, Casey M. Holliday, and Lawrence M. Witmer 10. Dinosaur Paleoneurology Emily Buchholtz 11. Taxonomy of the Dinosauria Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. and M. K. Brett-Surman 12. Dinosaurs and Geologic Time James I. Kirkland and James O. Farlow13. Technology and the Study of Dinosaurs Ralph E. Chapman, Art Andersen, Brent H. Breithaupt, and Neffra A. Matthews14. Claws, Scales, Beaks, and Feathers: Molecular Traces in the Fossil Record Mary Higby Schweitzer and Mark Marshall15. Dinosaurs as Museum Exhibits Kenneth Carpenter16. Restoring Dinosaurs as Living Animals Douglas HendersonPart Three: The Clades of Dinosaurs 17. Evolution of the Archosaurs J. Michael Parrish18. Origin and Early Evolution of Dinosaurs Michael J. Benton19. Theropods Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. 20. Birds Darren Naish 21. Basal Sauropodomorpha: The "Prosauropods" Adam Yates 22. Sauropoda Jeffrey A. Wilson and Kristina Curry Rogers 23. Stegosaurs Peter M. Galton 24. Ankylosaurs Kenneth Carpenter25. Marginocephalia Peter Makovicky 26. Ornithopods Richard J. Butler and Paul M. Barrett Part Four: Paleobiology of the Dinosaurs27. Land Plants as a Source of Food and Environment in the Age of Dinosaurs Bruce H. Tiffney28. What Did Dinosaurs Eat: Coprolites and Other Direct Evidence of Dinosaur Diets Karen Chin29. Reproductive Biology of Dinosaurs Terry D. Jones and Nicholas R. Geist 30. Dinosaur Eggs Darla K. Zelenitsky, John R. Horner, and Francois Therrien31. How Dinosaurs Grew R. E. H. Reid 32. Engineering a Dinosaur Donald Henderson 33. Disease in Dinosaurs Elizabeth Rega 34. The Scientific Study of Dinosaur Footprints James O. Farlow, Ralph E. Chapman, Brent Breithaupt, and Neffra Matthews35. The Role of Heterochrony in Dinosaur Evolution Kenneth J. McNamara and John A. Long36. Metabolic Physiology of Dinosaurs and Early Birds John A. Ruben, Terry D. Jones, Nicholas R. Geist, Willem J. Hillenius, Amy E. Harwell, and Devon E. Quick37. Evidence for Avian-Mammalian Aerobic Capacity and Thermoregulation in Mesozoic Dinosaurs Gregory S. Paul 38. "Intermediate" Dinosaurs: The Case Updated R. E. H. ReidPart Five: Dinosaur Evolution in the Mesozoic 39. Principles of Biogeography Ralph E. Molnar40. Non-Dinosaurian Vertebrates Nicholas C. Fraser41. Early Mesozoic Continental Tetrapods and Faunal Changes Hans-Dieter Sues42. Dinosaurian Faunas of the Later Mesozoic Matthew T. Carrano43. Dinosaur Extinction: Past and Present Perspectives J. David Archibald44. Life after Death: Dinosaur Fossils in Human Hands Daniel J. Chure45. Dinosaurs and Evolutionary Theory Kevin Padian and Elizabeth K. BurtonAppendix: Dinosaur-Related WWW SitesGlossaryIndex