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Dinosaurs : A Concise Natural Historyby David E. Fastovsky , David B. Weishampel , Illustrated by John Sibbick
Cambridge University Press
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Updated with the material that instructors want, Dinosaurs continues to make science exciting and understandable to non-science majors through its narrative of scientific concepts rather than endless facts. It now contains new material on pterosaurs, an expanded section on the evolution of the dinosaurs and new photographs to help students engage with geology, natural history and evolution. The authors ground the text in the language of modern evolutionary biology, phylogenetic systematics, and teach students to examine the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as the professionals in the field do using these methods to reconstruct dinosaur relationships. Beautifully illustrated, lively and engaging, this edition continues to encourage students to ask questions and assess data critically, enabling them to think like a scientist.
Table of Contents
|Why a natural history of dinosaurs?|
|Reaching Back in Time|
|To catch a dinosaur|
|Who's related to whom - and how do we know?|
|Who are the dinosaurs?|
|Ornithischia: Armored, Horned, and Duckbilled Dinosaurs|
|Thyreophorans: the armor-bearers|
|Marginocephalia: bumps, bosses, and beaks|
|Ornithopoda: the tuskers, antelopes and 'mighty ducks' of the Mesozoic|
|Saurischia: Meat, Might, and Magnitude|
|Sauropodomorpha: the big, the bizarre, and the majestic|
|Theropoda I: nature red in tooth and claw|
|Theropoda II: the origin of birds|
|Theropoda III: early birds|
|Endothermy, Endemism, and Extinction|
|Dinosaur thermoregulation: some like it hot|
|The flowering of the Mesozoic|
|A history of paleontology through ideas|
|Dinosaurs: in the beginning|
|The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: the frill is gone|
|Index of subjects|
|Index of genera|
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