Dinosaurs

Author: Darren Naish
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345823
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"Discover the most successful--and bizarre--animals ever to inhabit Earth: the dinosaurs. Filled with groundbreaking discoveries in dinosaur research from around the globe, Dinosaurs is a state-of-the-art guide to dinosaur biology, anatomy, behavior, evolution, and diversity, richly illustrated with artistic reconstructions that bring these iconic creatures to life."--Page 4 of cover.

DINOSAURS

Author: DARREN. BARRETT NAISH (PAUL M.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780565094768
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Evolution in Minutes

Author: Darren Naish
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1786485168
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How did life begin? What is the theory of evolution and is it proven? Are we really descended from apes? And has evolution stalled or is humanity just a step on the way to more advanced forms of life? Through 200 mini-essays, expert palaeontologist Darren Naish answers these and many other fundamental questions on the most controversial topic of all. From the theories of Charles Darwin and the Survival of the Fittest to cutting-edge research on consciousness and artificial life, he explains where we came from, how we became human, and what might happen to us next. Immense in scope, and with 200 informative images and diagrams, Evolution in Minutes concisely covers the concepts, rival theories, history and politics of evolution, as well as explaining the development of life across deep time as revealed by the fossil record, from the earliest bacteria via dinosaurs and Neanderthals to humankind - and beyond.

I Know About Dinosaurs

Author: Flowerpot Press
Publisher: Flowerpot Press
ISBN: 9781770939332
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the most recent discoveries about dinosaurs that have clued scientists in on the lives and evolution of these extinct beasts, covering such topics as the Alxasaurus mystery, dinosaur tracks, and nesting dinosaurs.

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.

The Awesome Book of Duckbills and Boneheads

Author: Michael J. Benton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781486705733
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Discover the uncovered mysteries of duckbilled, horned, and bonehead dinosaurs in this amazing book all about these special kinds of dinosaurs! Vivid reconstructions of these extinct beasts that had bills like ducks, crests, horns, and bony skulls will transport young readers into the age of the dinosaurs as they explore the most recent discoveries of how they lived and evolved. Unearth the dinosaurs, like real life paleontologists, as fossils, informative segments, and diagrams recreate the world of these ancient creatures. Filled with question and answer segments, colorful illustrations, "spot and count" features, fun facts, and projects, young readers will enjoy this interactive and educational book and its activities. With rich language and eye-popping graphics and treatments, children of all learning styles will connect with this text!

Dinosaurs

Author: David E. Fastovsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107276462
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Updated with the material that instructors want, Dinosaurs continues to make science exciting and understandable to non-science majors through its narrative of scientific concepts rather than endless facts. It now contains new material on pterosaurs, an expanded section on the evolution of the dinosaurs and new photographs to help students engage with geology, natural history and evolution. The authors ground the text in the language of modern evolutionary biology, phylogenetic systematics, and teach students to examine the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as the professionals in the field do using these methods to reconstruct dinosaur relationships. Beautifully illustrated, lively and engaging, this edition continues to encourage students to ask questions and assess data critically, enabling them to think like a scientist.

Dinosaur Hunter

Author: Peter Eldin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781627950312
Format: PDF
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When did dinosaurs roam the earth? How did they live, and what happened to them? This great book and puzzle kit contains a 24-page paperback that explains all about these fascinating beasts: when they lived, how they evolved, their different types and habitats, and how they became extinct. T. Rex, the most famous dinosaur of all, is featured in the truly monster-size jigsaw puzzle that extends nearly four feet in length. Kids will learn everything they want to know about these prehistoric creatures and have loads of fun in the process.

Pterosaurs

Author: Andre J. Veldmeijer
Publisher: Sidestone Press
ISBN: 9088900930
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Pterosaurs or flying reptiles were the first vertebrates to evolve flight. These distant relatives of modern reptiles and dinosaurs lived from the Late Triassic (over 200 million years ago) to the end of the Cretaceous (about 65 million years ago) a span of some 135 million years. When they became extinct, no relatives survived them and as a result these prehistoric animals cannot readily be compared with our modern-day fauna. So what do we know of these highly succsessful animals? The present summary answers this and many more questions based on the most recent results of modern scientific research. After a short introduction to palaeontology as a science and its history related to pterosaurs, it explains what pterosaurs were, when and where they lived, and what they looked like. Topics such as disease, injury and reproduction are also discussed. Separated from this text are 'Mark explains' boxes. Each of these explanations puts one specific species in the spotlight and focuses on its lifestyle. They show how diverse pterosaurs were, from small insectivorous animals with a wingspan of nearly 40 centimetres to the biggest flying animals ever to take to the air, with wingspans of over 10 metres and with a way of life comparable to modern-day storks. The text is illustrated with many full colour photographs and beautiful palaeo-art prepared by experts in the field.