Dinosaurs: The Textbook

Dinosaurs: The Textbook


Yazar Spencer George Lucas
Yayınevi McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN 9780072826951
Baskı yılı 2005
Sayfa sayısı 304
Ağırlık 0,01 kg
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"Dinosaurs: The Textbook" is a monument to our present understanding of these wonderful creatures. It is a book that takes the student on a journey through nearly every aspect of dinosaur biology, geology, and the history of their discovery. The book 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.
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