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Title:
Dinosaurs : the textbook
Author:
Lucas, Spencer G.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxiii, 278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780073036427
Format :
Book

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Central Library QE862.D5 L94 2000 3RD. EDITION Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

This text is intended for a one-quarter or one-semester introductory course on dinosaurs. It is a book that introduces dinosaur biology, geology, and the history of their discovery. It is a text that presents facts together with current ideas, notions, and controversies. Dr. Lucas presents dinosaurs as successful, living creatures that were merely different in appearance from animals living today. The book is designed to be understood by students with little scientific background as it teaches students not only how to use scientific methods, but how to synthesize data to create their own ideas.


Table of Contents

1 Dinosaur Hunters
2 Evolution, Phylogeny, and Classification
3 Fossils, Sedimentary Environments, and Geologic Time
4 The Origin of Dinosaurs
5 Theropods
6 Sauropodomorphs
7 Ornithopods
8 Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs
9 Ceratopsians and Pachycephalosaurs
10 The Dinosaurian World
11 Dinosaur Trace Fossils
12 Dinosaur Biology and Behavior
13 Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs?
14 The Origin of Birds
15 Dinosaur Extinction
16 Dinosaurs in the Public Eye
Appendix A Primer of Dinosaur Anatomy

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