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Dinosaurs : a concise natural history
David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel ; with illustrations by John Sibbick.
Natural Resources Library Call Number
  Stacks QE861.4 .F27 2012 (Browse Shelf) Available
Other Authors
  • ISBN: 9781107010796 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1107010799 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780521282376 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0521282373 (pbk.)
  • OCLC Number: 780334067
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents

Why a natural history of dinosaurs? -- pt. 1. Reaching back in time. To catch a dinosaur ; Dinosaur days ; Who's related to whom - and how do we know? ; Who are the dinosaurs? -- pt. 2. Ornithischia : armored, horned, and duckbilled dinosaurs. Thyreophorans : the armor-bearers ; Marginocephalia : bumps, bosses, and beaks ; Ornithopoda : the tuskers, antelopes and "mighty ducks" of the Mesozoic -- pt. 3. Saurischia : meat, might, and magnitude. Sauropodomorpha : the big, the bizarre, and the majestic ; Theropoda. 1, Nature red in tooth and claw ; Theropoda. 2, The origin of birds ; Theropoda. 3, Early birds -- pt. 4. Endothermy, endemism, origin, and extinction. Dinosaur thermoregulation : some like it hot ; The flowering of the Mesozoic ; A history of paleontology through ideas ; Dinosaurs : in the beginning ; The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction : the frill is gone.