Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

Thomas R. Holtz; Illustrator-Luis V. Rey

Published by Random House Books for Young Readers October 2007, 2007
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Stated 1st Edition CLEAN!! No marks. Might as well be new. Appears unread. No dust jacket as issued. . Contributions from 33 of the world's leading paleontologists.A comprehensive encyclopedia the provides information on dinosaurs, their history, evolution, distribution, appearance, habitats, and eventual extinction. . 427 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm Contents: The world of dinosaurs -- History of dinosaur discoveries -- Rocks and environment -- Fossils and fossilization -- Geologic time: how old is that dinosaur, and how do we know? -- From the field to the museum: finding fossils -- Bringing dinosaurs to life: the science of dinosaur art -- Taxonomy: why do dinosaurs have such strange names? -- Evolution: descent with modification -- Cladistics: figuring out the dinosaur family tree -- Evolution of the vertebrates -- The origin of dinosaurs -- Saurischians (lizard-hipped dinosaurs) -- Coelophysoids and Ceratosaurs (primitive meat-eating dinosaurs) -- Spinosauroids (megalosaurs and the fin-backed fish-eating dinosaurs) -- Carnosaurs (giant meat-eating dinosaurs) -- Primitive Coelurosaurs (the first fluffy dinosaurs) -- Tyrannosauroids (tyrant dinosaurs) -- Ornithomimosaurs and Alvarezsaurs (ostrich and thumb-clawed dinosaurs) -- Oviraptorosaurs and Therizinosauroids (egg-thief and sloth dinosaurs) -- Deinonychosaurs (raptor dinosaurs) -- Avialians (birds) -- Prosauropods (primitive long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs) -- Primitive Sauropods (early giant long-necked dinosaurs) -- Diplodocoids (whip-tailed giant long-necked dinosaurs) -- Macronarians (big-nosed giant long-necked dinosaurs) -- Ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs) -- Primitive Thyreophorans (early armored dinosaurs) -- Stegosaurs (plated dinosaurs) -- Ankylosaurs (tank dinosaurs) -- Primitive Ornithopods (primitive beaked dinosaurs) -- Iguanodontians (advanced beaked dinosaurs) -- Hadrosauroids (duckbilled dinosaurs) -- Pachycephalosaurs (domeheaded dinosaurs) -- Primitive Ceratopsians (parrot and frilled dinosaurs) -- Ceratopsids (horned dinosaurs) -- Dinosaur eggs and babies -- Dinosaur behavior: how did dinosaurs act, and how do we know? -- Dinosaur biology: living, breathing dinosaurs -- Life in the Triassic Period -- Life in the Jurassic Period -- Life in the Cretaceous Period -- Extinctions: the world of the dinosaurs ends -- Dinosaur Genus list. Bookseller Inventory #

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WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist for young readers, this award-winning guide to the complete Dinosauria is packed with enough detail and insider information to satisfy even adult dinophiles! The text includes brief entries on all 800+ "named" species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, as well as chapters on the history of dinosaur discoveries, the science of dinosaur art, dinosaur biology, and much more. With sidebars by 33 world-famous paleontologists and museum-quality illustrations, this is a must-have compendium of fact and fandom that dino enthusiasts of all ages will devour with glee!


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From the Publisher: A finalist for the 2009 Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books (YA/High School Category), sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers October 2007
Publication Date: 2007
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