Dinosaurs (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
492
Utgivningsdatum
2021-05-31
Upplaga
4
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
Medarbetare
Weishampel, David B.
Illustratör/Fotograf
John Sibbick
Illustrationer
Worked examples or Exercises; 3 Tables, color; 207 Halftones, color; 159 Line drawings, color
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781108475945
Dinosaurs (inbunden)

Dinosaurs

A Concise Natural History

Inbunden Engelska, 2021-05-31
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The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of previous editions, Dinosaurs has been reorganized and extensively rewritten in response to instructor and student feedback. This edition has been thoroughly updated to include new discoveries in the field, such as the toothed bird specimens found in China and recent discoveries of dinosaur soft anatomy. Illustrations by leading paleontological illustrator John Sibbick and new, carefully-chosen photographs, clearly show how dinosaurs looked, lived and their role in Earth history. Making science accessible and relevant through clear explanations and extensive illustrations, the text guides students through the dinosaur groups, emphasizing scientific concepts rather than presenting endless facts. Grounded in the common language of modern evolutionary biology - phylogenetic systematics - students learn to think about dinosaurs the way that professional paleontologists do.
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David E. Fastovsky is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island. His interest in dinosaurs began in his early years when he read about a paleontologist's adventures in the Gobi Desert early in the twentieth century. Dinosaurs won out years later when he had the tough decision of choosing between a career in music or paleontology. He has since carried out fieldwork all over the world. He is known as a dynamic teacher as well as a respected researcher on the environments in which dinosaurs roamed, as well as their extinction. David B. Weishampel is Professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on dinosaur evolution and how dinosaurs function, and he is particularly interested in herbivorous dinosaurs and the dinosaur record of Europe. He is senior editor of The Dinosauria and has contributed to a number of popular publications, including acting as consultant to Michael Crichton in the writing of The Lost World, the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's film Jurassic Park. He was recently honoured in an International Symposium on duck-billled dinosaurs, dedicated to him and his research.

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Part I. Remembrance of Things Past: 1. To Catch a Dinosaur; 2. Dinosaur Days; 3. Who's Related to Whom - and How Do We Know?; 4. Who Are the Dinosaurs?; 5. In The Beginning; Part II. Saurischia: Meat, Might, Muscle, and Magnitude: 6. Theropoda I: Nature Red In Tooth and Claw; 7. Theropoda II: Meet the Theropods; 8. Theropoda III: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds; 9. Sauropodomorpha: The Big, the Bizarre, and the Majestic; Part III. Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duck-Billed Dinosaurs: 10. Thyreophora: the Armor-bearers; 11. Marginocephalia: Bumps, Bosses, and Beaks; 12. Ornithopoda: Mighty Mesozoic Masticators; Part IV. Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction: 13. The Paleobiology of Dinosaurs I; 14. The Paleobiology of Dinosaurs II; 15. The Flowering of the Mesozoic; 16. A History of Dinosaur Paleontology Through the Ideas of Dinosaur Paleontologists ; 17. The Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction: The Frill is Gone; Glossary; Index of Subjects; Index of Genera.