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Dinosaurs : how they lived and evolved / Darren Naish & Paul Barrett.


Dinosaurs are one of the most spectacular groups of animals that have ever existed. Many were fantastic, bizarre creatures that still capture our imagination: the super-predator Tyrannosaurus, the plate-backed Stegosaurus, and the long-necked, long-tailed Diplodocus. Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Guide to How They Lived taps into our enduring interest in dinosaurs, shedding new light on different dinosaur groups. Leading paleontology experts Darren Naish and Paul Barrett trace the evolution, anatomy, biology, ecology, behavior, and lifestyle of a variety of dinosaurs. They also remind us that dinosaurs are far from extinct: they present evidence supporting the evolution of dinosaurs to birds that exist today as approximately ten thousand different species. Throughout their narrative Naish and Barrett reveal state-of-the-art new findings shaping our understanding of dinosaurs. Readers will discover, for example, how the use of CT-scanning enables scientists to look inside dinosaur skulls, thus gaining new insight into their brains and sense organs. Dinosaurs is a must-have for all those wanting to keep up to date about these dynamic, complicated creatures.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1588345823
  • ISBN: 9781588345820
  • Physical Description: 224 pages ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Smithsonian Books, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 219) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
History, origins, and their world -- The dinosaur family tree -- Anatomy -- Biology, ecology, and behaviour -- The origin of birds -- The Great Extinction and beyond.
Subject: Dinosaurs > Evolution.

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De Soto Public Library 567.9 Nai (Text) 33858000097274 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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