The Complete Dinosaur (Life of the Past)

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9780253213136: The Complete Dinosaur (Life of the Past)

.."". a gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts... a highly successful volume."" -- Science

""The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium..."" -- Natural History

""The amount of information in just 750 pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference."" -- American Reference Books Annual

""An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature."" -- Library Journal (starred review)

.."". copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them."" -- Publishers Weekly

.."". stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings... Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun."" -- New Scientist

The single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information.

More than 350 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color Each chapter written by an expert in dinosaur studies Includes the latest dinosaur discoveries New information on the warm-blooded/cold-blooded debate New insights on the possibility of isolating dinosaur DNA What dinosaurs ate -- and how we know about it Dinosaurs in the media A time-line of the history of dinosaur science And much, much more!

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The 40-plus chapters in The Complete Dinosaur range from raw, cutting-edge science that drips with original data to surveys of the history of dinosaur collecting that are suitable for even the most jargon-shy readers. Editors James O. Farlow and M. K. Brett-Surman admit that they were "teenage geeks who loved the movies of Willis O'Brien, Ray Harryhausen, and Jim Danforth, and the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Rice Burroughs," and they do not neglect their roots. There are chapters covering all the hot topics of contemporary dinosaur research, including footprints, metabolism, and meteor strikes; there is also a section on determining how many lawyers you need to feed a captive Tyrannosaurus rex. It's a remarkable fusion between scientific research--warts, conflicts, and all--and public understanding.

About the Author:

James O. Farlow, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has written about dinosaurs in numerous scientific articles as well as in books aimed at children and young adults. He has appeared on a number of popular television programs about dinosaurs, often as an expert on dinosaur tracks. His research interests include dinosaur paleobiology and ichnology.

M.K. Brett-Surmann, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geology at George Washington University and Museum Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, has named three new duckbill dinosaurs--Anatotitan, Gilmoreosaurus, and Secernosaurus. He has served as a consultant to paleoartists, publishers, and television producers, and has appeared in videos and on radio. His picture was "secretly" featured in the book Dinotopia--The Lost World.

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