9781405134132

Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs, 2nd Edition

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    9781405134132

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration program. Balances scientific rigour with real world examples. This new edition includes updates on recent finds and an increased coverage of evolution and physiology. Also features end of chapter discussion questions, easy reference glossary, new references at the end of each chapter, and high-quality, full color figures and photographs throughout. Supplemented by a dedicated web page, www.blackwellpublishing.com/dinosaurs with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-Rom).

Author Biography

Anthony Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Emory University, where he has taught for 15 years.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Timeline xiv
Abbreviations xvi
Defining Dinosaurs
3(26)
Classification of Dinosaurs
7(4)
Societal Importance of Dinosaurs
11(10)
Popular Culture and Science
21(3)
Summary
24(1)
Discussion Questions
25(1)
Bibliography
26(3)
Overview of Scientific Methods
29(26)
Importance of Scientific Methods
30(13)
Observational Methods: The Beginning of Questions
43(5)
Ethics and Dinosaur Studies
48(3)
Summary
51(1)
Discussion Questions
52(1)
Bibliography
53(2)
History of Dinosaur Studies
55(32)
Dinosaur Studies before the ``Renaissance''
56(23)
Dinosaur Studies of the Recent Past: Beginnings of a Renaissance and a New Legacy
79(3)
Summary
82(1)
Discussion Questions
83(1)
Bibliography
84(3)
Paleontology and Geology as Sciences
87(32)
Basic Principles of Geology
93(16)
Recovery and Preparation of Dinosaur Fossils: How They Are Collected
109(5)
Summary
114(1)
Discussion Questions
115(1)
Bibliography
116(3)
Dinosaur Anatomy and Classification
119(28)
Dinosaur Anatomy Related to Classification: Old and New
133(8)
Summary
141(1)
Discussion Questions
142(2)
Bibliography
144(3)
Introduction to Dinosaur Evolution
147(36)
Basic Concepts in Evolutionary Theory
149(13)
Evolutionary Origin of Dinosaurs
162(15)
Summary
177(1)
Discussion Questions
178(2)
Bibliography
180(3)
Dinosaur Taphonomy
183(34)
Postmortem Processes: Pre-burial
191(13)
Postmortem Processes: Accumulation, Burial, and Post-burial
204(7)
Summary
211(1)
Discussion Questions
212(1)
Bibliography
213(4)
Dinosaur Physiology
217(38)
Dinosaur Reproduction: Sex and Eggs
218(8)
Dinosaur Growth and Thermoregulation
226(5)
Dinosaur Feeding
231(11)
Dinosaur Thermoregulation: Other Considerations
242(7)
Summary
249(1)
Discussion Questions
249(2)
Bibliography
251(4)
Theropoda
255(42)
Clades and Species of Theropoda
263(11)
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Theropoda
274(2)
Theropods as Living Animals
276(15)
Summary
291(1)
Discussion Questions
292(2)
Bibliography
294(3)
Sauropodomorpha
297(34)
Clades and Species of Sauropodomorpha
302(11)
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Sauropodomorpha
313(2)
Sauropodomorphs as Living Animals
315(11)
Summary
326(1)
Discussion Questions
327(1)
Bibliography
328(3)
Ornithopoda
331(32)
Clades and Species of Ornithopoda
336(6)
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Ornithopoda
342(2)
Ornithopods as Living Animals
344(13)
Summary
357(1)
Discussion Questions
358(1)
Bibliography
359(4)
Thyreophora
363(24)
Clades and Species of Thyreophora
367(8)
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Thyreophora
375(2)
Thyreophorans as Living Animals
377(4)
Summary
381(1)
Discussion Questions
382(2)
Bibliography
384(3)
Marginocephalia
387(28)
Clades and Species of Marginocephalia
393(7)
Paleobiogeography and Evolutionary History of Marginocephalia
400(2)
Marginocephalians as Living Animals
402(8)
Summary
410(1)
Discussion Questions
411(1)
Bibliography
412(3)
Dinosaur Ichnology
415(44)
Dinosaur Tracks
416(20)
Paleoecological Information Gained from Dinosaur Tracks
436(2)
Dinosaur Nests
438(4)
Dinosaur Toothmarks
442(3)
Dinosaur Gastroliths
445(3)
Dinosaur Coprolites
448(3)
Miscellaneous Dinosaur Trace Fossils
451(1)
Summary
452(2)
Discussion Questions
454(1)
Bibliography
455(4)
Birds as Modern Dinosaurs
459(30)
Aves, Archaeopteryx, and Bird Lineages
460(16)
Birds as Living Animals
476(9)
Summary
485(1)
Discussion Questions
486(1)
Bibliography
487(2)
Dinosaur Extinctions
489(25)
Definitions and Causes of Mass Extinctions
491(19)
Summary
510(1)
Discussion Questions
511(1)
Bibliography
512(2)
Glossary 514(17)
Index 531

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