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Curators of the re-installation of the Hall of Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, the authors document the collection of dinosaur skeletons and recount the experiences of the paleontologists who have scoured remote lands in search of evidence of these animals. Contains 167 illustrations, charts and maps in color and b&w. National author media.
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What does the fossil record really tell us about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs? And what do they disclose about our own place in the history of life? Drawing on their extensive experience in the field and in the laboratory, and on the incredible resources of the American Museum of Natural History--the world's premier collection of dinosaur fossils and information--the authors give us an authentic, fantasy-free understanding of these remarkable animals and their position in the great diversity of life.
In this updated and revised edition, the authors use photographs, original drawings, maps, charts, diagrams, and historical and contemporary narratives to answer all our questions, from the most basic to the most sophisticated. In words and pictures, the history of each fossil's discovery, excavation, acquisition, and reconstruction is woven together with the story of paleontology. The new edition includes the most recent finds coming out of China, Outer Mongolia, and Patagonia, of feathered dinosaurs and dinosaur embryos. DISCOVERING DINOSAURS is the story of one of the greatest of all scientific enterprises, an undertaking that, as the authors describe it, transports us simultaneously to the primeval past and to the frontiers of scientific investigation today.About the Author:
Lowell Dingus is director of the Fossil Halls renovation at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Book Description Knopf, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679433864
Book Description Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110679433864
Book Description Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679433864
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