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Dinosaurs : The Textbook

Dinosaurs : The Textbook - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072528053

Cover of Dinosaurs : The Textbook 4TH 04 (ISBN 978-0072528053)
ISBN13: 978-0072528053
ISBN10: 0072528052
Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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Dinosaurs : The Textbook - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072528053

Spencer George Lucas

ISBN13: 978-0072528053
ISBN10: 0072528052
Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2004
International: No

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.

New to This Edition :

  • Spencer Lucas will update the text with new and revised theories in the study of dinosaurs based on his research and reviewer requests.
  • Page referenced key terms at the end of each chapter.
  • A guide to the best dinosaur information available on the web will be provided. Visit the website for direct links to this material.

Features :

  • Expanded art and photo program. This is one of the hallmark strengths of the Lucas text. We will add new photos and illustrations as appropriate to enhance the understanding of the prose.
  • Excellent writing style that presents a scientifically accurate overview of dinosaurs that is understandable by the nonscience student.
  • Instructor's manual available on the text web site. The Instructor's Manual includes suggested syllabus along with a description of the text's organization and chapter interdependence to assist instructors in planning how best to use the text to meet the needs of their course. The manual provides a description of the material covered in each chapter as well as suggestions for presenting the material. The suggestions discuss what material should be emphasized and methods for overcoming potential difficulties. Answers to all of the review questions are also provided for each chapter. This is unique in this market.

Author Bio

Lucas, Spencer George : New Mexico Museum of Natural History

Table of Contents

A Dinosaur Dictionary
1 Dinosaur Hunters
2 Evolution, Phylogeny, and Classification
3 Fossils, Sedimentary Environments, and Geologic Time
4 The Origin of Dinosaurs
5 Theropods
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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