Dinosaurs The Grand Tour

Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192131
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all. In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, for the first time, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory. And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. Track down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too!

Dinosaurs the Grand Tour

Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192123
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Collects information on paleontological expeditions, highlights from recent research, and profiles over three hundred dinosaurs, providing information on anatomy and evolution.

Dinosaurs the Grand Tour Everything Worth Knowing about Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: Experiment
ISBN: 9781615192748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Main Selection of Scientific American Book Club "Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . a fascinating tome." --"Huffington Post" A visual trove of more than 300 dinosaurs, with key anatomy, geology, history, and theory at a glance We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery--the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From "Aardonyx," a lumbering beast that formed a link between two- and four-legged dinosaurs, to "Zuniceratops," who boasted a deadly pair of horns, "Dinosaurs--The Grand Tour" details everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs. The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, and evolution to astronomy and even Native American and Chinese myth. Fascinating facts abound: "Giganotosaurus" was longer, two tons heavier, and had bigger jaws than "T. Rex." The poison-spitting "Dilophosaurus" from "Jurassic Park" wasn't actually venomous at all. Because of its bizarre single-clawed hands, scientists now believe "Mononykus" was a prehistoric predecessor of the anteater! Illustrations on virtually every page, true to the latest findings, bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory.

Dinosaurs the Grand Tour Second Edition

Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: Experiment
ISBN: 9781615195190
Format: PDF, Docs
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We live in a golden age of archaeological discovery--the perfect time to dig into the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two? and four?legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs--The Grand Tour, Second Edition details everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs. The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, and evolution to astronomy and even Native American and Chinese myth. Fascinating facts abound: Giganotosaurus was longer, two tons heavier, and had bigger jaws than T. Rex. The poison?spitting Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park wasn't actually venomous at all. Because of its bizarre single?clawed hands, scientists now believe Mononykus was a prehistoric ancestor of the anteater! Illustrations on virtually every page, true to the latest findings, bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor?sharp, long?necked, spiny, scaly glory.

How to Build a Dinosaur

Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525951049
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are poised to create a real dinosaur based on the latest breakthroughs - without using prehistoric DNA. The mystery ingredient in this recreation is the genetic code for building dinosaurs that lives on in modern birds.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883148
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The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Weird Dinosaurs

Author: John Pickrell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the outback of Australia to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the savanna of Madagascar, award-winning science writer and dinosaur enthusiast John Pickrell embarks on a world tour of new finds, meeting the fossil hunters working at the frontier of discovery. He reveals the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron; an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. Rex, which once lurked in North African waterways; a Chinese dinosaur with wings like a bat; and a Patagonian sauropod so enormous it weighed more than two commercial jet airliners. Other surprising discoveries hail from Alaska, Siberia, Canada, Burma, and South Africa. Why did dinosaurs grow so huge? How did they spread across the world? Did they all have feathers? What do sauropods have in common with 1950s vacuum cleaners? The stuff of adventure movies and scientific revolutions, Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. Pickrell opens a vivid portal to a brand new age of fossil discovery, in which fossil hunters are routinely redefining what we know and how we think about prehistory’s most iconic and fascinating creatures.

The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory Paul
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312310080
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Collects writings by experts in paleontology, from John Horner on dinosaur families to Robert Bakker on the latest wave of fossil discoveries.

Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky

Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN:
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When Jack Horner was in high school, he put together a science project that identified and compared dinosaur fossils from Montana and Alberta. Now a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist, Dr. Horner realizes that many of his identifications in that proje