CART

(0) items

Dinosaur Odyssey : Fossil Threads in the Web of Life,9780520269897

Dinosaur Odyssey : Fossil Threads in the Web of Life

by
ISBN13:

9780520269897

ISBN10:
0520269896
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/28/2011
Publisher(s):
Univ of California Pr
List Price: $26.95

Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
N9780520269897
$26.28

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $9.08
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 6/28/2011.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the past twenty-five years, the most active period in the history of dinosaur paleontology, during which more "new" species were named than in all prior history. With these discoveries--and the most recent controversies--in mind, Sampson reconstructs the odyssey of the dinosaurs from their humble origins on the supercontinent Pangaea, to their reign as the largest animals the planet has ever known, and finally to their abrupt demise. Much more than the story of who ate whom way back when,Dinosaur Odysseyplaces dinosaurs in an expansive web of relationships with other organisms and demonstrates how they provide a powerful lens through which to observe the entire natural world. Addressing topics such as extinction, global warming, and energy flow,Dinosaur Odysseyfinds that the dinosaurs' story is, in fact, a major chapter in our own story.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...