The Complete Dinosaur

av Michael K Brett-Surman, Dr Thomas R Holtz Jnr, James O Farlow. Inbunden, 2012

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  • Inbunden (Hardback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 1128
  • Utg.datum: 2012-06-25
  • Upplaga: 2 Rev ed
  • Förlag: Indiana University Press
  • Medarbetare: Walters, Bob (ill.)
  • Illustratör/Fotograf: Bob Walters
  • Illustrationer: 32 color illus., 485 b&w illus.
  • Dimensioner: 279 x 222 x 57 mm
  • Vikt: 2902 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780253357014

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Praise for the first edition: "A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" -Science "The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." -American Reference Books Annual "An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." -Library Journal (starred review) "Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." -Publishers Weekly "Stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings... Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." -New Scientist "The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." -Natural History "...[A] highly valuable resource for anyone with a serious interest in dinosaurs. Even as dinosaur family trees change, and discoveries alter what we thought we knew, the new volume is a fertile starting place for students and experts interested in paleontological problems they have not considered before. At the very least, The Complete Dinosaur demonstrates how exceptionally rich the study of dinosaurs has become." -National Geographic Laelaps "Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere." -The Guardian-Birdbooker Report "Even ruthlessly pruned, a shelf of must-have dinosaur volumes will be overstuffed... One of the best items on that overcrowded shelf would necessarily have been 1997's The Complete Dinosaur from Indiana University Press-until now, when Indiana has produced the title's second edition... This new edition itself represents a considerable evolution: it's twice as big as the original, twice as heavy, twice as detailed, representing the enormous strides in research and extrapolation that have taken place just in the last fifteen years." -Open Letters Monthly "This substantial, and now revised, multi-author book is a good introduction to dinosaur (and early bird) science, without demanding much if any technical knowledge, in 45 chapters variously taxonomic and thematic, on subjects including aspects of dinobiology, methodology and theory, and even dinoart." -Archives of Natural History "The second edition of The Complete Dinosaur is a special book, which will no doubt continue the legacy of the first edition in bringing cutting-edge dinosaur science to the public." -Priscum "The text, for the most part, is accessible and the book should be commended for reviewing aspects of dinosaur paleontology that are often restricted to more technical volumes. As such, this is an ideal stepping stone from general interest books on dinosaurs to the primary literature on the subject." -Quarterly Review of Biology "The Complete Dinosaur is a breathtaking and must-have book that will be devoured by everyone, from the youngest readers who have just discovered the wonders of dinosaurs to palaeontologists who have made the study of dinosaurs their life's work." -History in Review "This 'encyclopedia,' written by more than 60 paleontologists recognized for their ongoing work with these amazing creatures, is a rich source of information... Highly recommended." -Choice

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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 Contributors Part 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. Torrens 3. European Dinosaur Hunters of the 19th and 20th Centuries Hans-Dieter Sues 4. 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 Xu 6. 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. Farlow 13. Technology and the Study of Dinosaurs Ralph E. Chapman, Art Andersen, Brent H. Breithaupt, and Neffra A. Matthews 14. Claws, Scales, Beaks, and Feathers: Molecular Traces in the Fossil Record Mary Higby Schweitzer and Mark Marshall 15. Dinosaurs as Museum Exhibits Kenneth Carpenter 16. Restoring Dinosaurs as Living Animals Douglas Henderson Part Three: The Clades of Dinosaurs 17. Evolution of the Archosaurs J. Michael Parrish 18. Origin and Early Evolution of Dinosaurs Michael J. Benton 19. 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 Carpenter 25. Marginocephalia Peter Makovicky 26. Ornithopods Richard J. Butler and Paul M. Barrett Part Four: Paleobiology of the Dinosaurs 27. Land Plants as a Source of Food and Environment in the Age of Dinosaurs Bruce H. Tiffney 28. What Did Dinosaurs Eat: Coprolites and Other Direct Evidence of Dinosaur Diets Karen Chin 29. Reproductive Biology of Dinosaurs Terry D. Jones and Nicholas R. Geist 30. Dinosaur Eggs Darla K. Zelenitsky, John R. Horner, and Francois Therrien 31. 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 Matthews 35. The Role of Heterochrony in Dinosaur Evolution Kenneth J. McNamara and John A. Long 36. 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. Quick 37. Evidence for Avian-Mammalian Aerobic Capacity and Thermoregulation in Mesozoic Dinosaurs Gregory S. Paul 38. "Intermediate" Dinosaurs: The Case Updated +R. E. H. Reid Part Five: Dinosaur Evolution in the Mesozoic 39. Principles of Biogeography Ralph E. Molnar 40. Non-Dinosaurian Vertebrates Nicholas C. Fraser 41. Early Mesozoic Continental Tetrapods and Faunal Changes Hans-Dieter Sues 42. Dinosaurian Faunas of the Later Mesozoic Matthew T. Carrano 43. Dinosaur Extinction: Past and Present Perspectives J. David Archibald 44. Life after Death: Dinosaur Fossils in Human Hands Daniel J. Chure 45. Dinosaurs and Evolutionary Theory Kevin Padian and Elizabeth K. Burton Appendix: Dinosaur-Related WWW Sites Glossary Index