The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals

Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884454
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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After the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, mammals became the dominant terrestrial life form on our planet. Roaming the earth were spectacular beasts such as saber-toothed cats, giant mastodonts, immense ground sloths, and gigantic giraffe-like rhinoceroses. Here is the ultimate illustrated field guide to the lost world of these weird and wonderful prehistoric creatures. A woolly mammoth probably won't come thundering through your vegetable garden any time soon. But if one did, this would be the book to keep on your windowsill next to the binoculars. It covers all the main groups of fossil mammals, discussing taxonomy and evolutionary history, and providing concise accounts of the better-known genera and species as well as an up-to-date family tree for each group. No other book presents such a wealth of new information about these animals—what they looked like, how they behaved, and how they were interrelated. In addition, this unique guide is stunningly illustrated throughout with full-color reconstructions of these beasts—many never before depicted—along with photographs of amazing fossils from around the world. Provides an up-to-date guidebook to hundreds of extinct species, from saber-toothed cats to giant mammoths Features a wealth of color illustrations, including new reconstructions of many animals never before depicted Demonstrates evolution in action—such as how whales evolved from hoofed mammals and how giraffes evolved from creatures with short necks Explains how mass extinctions and climate change affected mammals, including why some mammals grew so huge


Author: Adrian Lister
ISBN: 9783799590495
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reich illustrierte Darstellung der Naturgeschichte der Mammuts und ihrer Bedeutung für die eiszeitliche Kultur.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883148
Format: PDF
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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

Aufstieg und Fall der Dinosaurier

Author: Steve Brusatte
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 349299220X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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»Die ultimative Dinosaurier Biographie« SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Noch immer haftet den Dinosauriern das Image der schwerfälligen, primitiven Monster an, die zu groß waren, um zu überleben. Doch bevor sie von der Erdoberfläche verschwanden, beherrschten die faszinierenden Giganten über 150 Millionen Jahre lang unseren Planeten. Modernste Technologien und spektakuläre Funde erlauben nun neue Einblicke in ihre Erfolgsgeschichte. Steve Brusatte, einer der führenden Paläontologen der Welt, führt uns anschaulich durch das untergegangene Reich der Dinosaurier. Lebendig erzählt er ihre Geschichte von den ersten Rieseneidechsen bis zum Aussterben. Dabei gibt er spannende Einblicke in seine Forschung und berichtet von spektakulären Ausgrabungen, etwa von Fleischfressern, die sogar größer waren als der Tyrannosaurus rex. neue Erkenntnisse über eine verlorene Welt von einem der renommiertesten Paläontologen der Welt reich bebildert und illustriert