- Häftad (Paperback)
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- Cambridge University Press
- Weishampel, David B.
- John Sibbick
- 366 colour illus. 3 tables
- 279 x 215 x 19 mm
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- 1383 g
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'... the most comprehensive and useful text on dinosaurs on the market. It's both authoritative and whimsical, providing the student with a great background on dinosaurs and on the sciences needed to understand them. It's fun to read and great illustrations too.' Kevin Padian, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley
'Dinosaurs is an awesome textbook for college students of any level. I use it in my Dinosaurs class, and it is excellent AND affordable!' Julia Sankey, California State University, Stanislaus
'... a welcome updating and synthesis of what we currently know about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, both avian and non-avian. The extensive use of colorful illustrations, maps and graphics makes the text more lively and interesting, and increases its value as a teaching tool. I can unreservedly recommend this text for use in a Dinosaurs course, and plan to use it when I next teach my course on the subject.' William Gallagher, Rider University, New Jersey
'... a must-have for dinosaur courses, and I am excited to use the third edition in my class. The already all-encompassing, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated book now has color photographs and is updated with the latest science. Without a doubt it is the best book for college-level dinosaur classes.' James Parham, California State University, Fullerton
'The writing style is entertaining and the figures are engaging. ... Dinosaurs not only exposes students to the wonders of the field in ample depth, but also reinforces major biological principles that many students would otherwise only have limited exposure to.' Domenic D'Amore, Daemen College, New York
'Because they inspire a natural fascination, dinosaurs may be one of the best groups of organisms to help expose undergraduate students to general scientific principles. The latest edition of Fastovsky and Weishampel's textbook provides an an accessible yet thorough introduction into subjects spanning biology and earth science, using dinosaur evolution as its guide. The large number and clarity of John Sibbick's figures elevate this book well above its competitors.' Leon Claessens, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
'... an essential library addition for anyone with an interest in dinosaurs and you don't have to be a science major to enjoy its contents. Thoroughly recommended.' Roger Smith, Dinosaurnews (www.dinosaurnews.org)
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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. He has 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.
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. Dinosaurs: in the beginning; Part II. Saurischia: Meat, Might 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 Dinosaur: 10. Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers; 11. Marginocephalia: bumps, bosses, and beaks; 12. Ornithopoda: mighty masticators of the Mesozoic; Part IV. Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction: 13. Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot; 14. The flowering of the Mesozoic; 15. A history of paleontology through ideas; 16. The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone; Glossary; Index of subjects; Index of genera.