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The Dinosauria

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Description

When "The Dinosauria" was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as 'the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs' and 'an historically unparalleled compendium of information.' This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors - forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria - contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts. The first section of "The Dinosauria" begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link. This new edition will be the benchmark reference for everyone who needs authoritative information on dinosaurs.

Author Biography

David B. Weishampel is a Professor at the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is coauthor, with D. E. Fastovsky, of The Evolution and Extinction of Dinosaurs (1996) and coauthor, with L. Young, of The Dinosaurs of the East Coast (1996). Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the author of Horned Dinosaurs: A Natural History. Halszka Osmolska is Professor of Paleontology at the Paleobiological Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
Release date Australia
November 9th, 2007
Contributors
Edited by David B. Weishampel Edited by Halszka Osmolska Edited by Peter Dodson
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd edition
Illustrations
330 line illustrations, 28 tables
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
880
Dimensions
216x279x46
ISBN-13
9780520254084
Product ID
1907059

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