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Dinosaurs - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0073036427

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ISBN13: 978-0073036427
ISBN10: 0073036420
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2000
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Dinosaurs - 3RD 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073036427

Spencer G. Lucas

ISBN13: 978-0073036427
ISBN10: 0073036420
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Dinosaurs: The Textbook is a monument to our present understanding of these wonderful creatures. It is a book that will take the student on a journey through nearly every aspect of dinosaur biology, geology, and the history of their discovery. It is a text that presents facts together with current ideas, notions, and controversies. Dr. Lucas presents dinosaurs as successful, living creatures that were merely different in appearance from animals living today.

Dr. Lucas has written a comprehensive book that is easily read and understood by students with little scientific background---a book that teaches students not only how to use scientific methods, but how to synthesize data to create their own ideas. In contrast with many dinosaur books from the past, Dr. Lucas, although indicating his own views, allows students the opportunity to think for themselves.

Features:

The previous chapter 12, Dinosaur Hunters, has been moved to chapter 2. The intent is that students will find this topic interesting and will help get them excited about the course and retain their interest. The history of the discovery of dinosaurs is full of adventure. Fantastic discoveries, exotic places, physical hardships, danger, and dynamic personalities are just some of the elements of this history. Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the fact that what we know about dinosaurs is the result of nearly two centuries of collecting dinosaur fossils by amateurs and professionals worldwide. It is their discoveries, beginning in the 1820s, that have shaped scientific views about dinosaurs.

A new section has been added on continental drift.

New and expanded art program.

New color photos and illustrations have been added to the text.

The text has been updated with new and revised theories in the study of dinosaurs.

Author Bio

Lucas, Spencer George : New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Table of Contents

A Dinosaur Dictionary
Dinosaur Family Tree


1 Dinosaur Hunters
2 Evolution, Phylogeny, and Classification
3 Fossils, Sedimentary Environments, and Geologic Time
4 The Origin of Dinosaurs
5 Predatory Dinosaurs
6 Sauropodomorphs
7 Ornithopods
8 Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs
9 Ceratopsians and Pachycephalosaurs
10 The Dinosaurian World
11 Dinosaur Trace Fossils
12 Dinosaur Biology and Behavior
13 Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs?
14 The Origin of Birds
15 Dinosaur Extinction
16 Dinosaurs in the Public Eye


Appendix: A Primer of Dinosaur Anatomy

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