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Dinosaurs Spitfires, & Sea Dragons

McGowan, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0674207696 / ISBN 13: 9780674207691
Published by Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1991, 1991
Used Condition: near fine Hardcover
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1st edition. 363pp. Octavo in original orange cloth and dust jacket. PP 363, black & white photographs and illustrations, 1st edition 1999. "Completely revised and updated version of the successful dragons: a natural history of extinct reptiles" (1983) - (taken from rear of half-title) near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 124273

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Title: Dinosaurs Spitfires, & Sea Dragons

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1991

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Christopher McGowan sets out to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect. In addition to exploring the natural history of the Mesozoic Era, McGowan draws on science and engineering concepts to explain curiosities such as the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteranodons and Spitfire planes.

About the Author:

Christopher McGowan is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto.

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