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The World of Dinosaurs : An Illustrated Tour / Mark A. Norell.

Author/Creator:
Norell, Mark A., author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (240 pages) : 200 color plates
Subjects:
Dinosaurs -- Catalogs and collections -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dinosaurs -- Classification.
Dinosaurs -- Pictorial works.
Dinosaurs.
Paleontology -- Mesozoic.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the curiosities of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck wonder. Digging ever deeper into dinosaurs' ancient past, science continues to unearth new knowledge about them and the world they inhabited, a fantastic time when the footprints of these behemoths marked the Earth that we humans now walk. Who better to guide us through this ancient world than paleontologist Mark A. Norell? A world-renowned expert in paleontology, with a knowledge of dinosaurs as deep as the buried fossils they left behind, Norell is in charge of what is perhaps America's most popular collection of dinosaur bones and fossils, the beloved displays at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In The World of Dinosaurs, he leads readers through a richly illustrated collection detailing the evolution of these ancient creatures. From the horns of the Protoceratops to the wings of the Archaeopteryx, readers are invited to explore profiles of dinosaurs along with hundreds of color photographs, sketches, maps, and other materials-all rooted in the latest scientific discoveries-sure to both capture the imagination and satisfy a prehistoric curiosity. The World of Dinosaurs presents an astonishing collection of knowledge in an immersive visual journey that will fascinate any fan of Earth's ancient inhabitants.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
ABOUT THIS BOOK
WHAT ARE DINOSAURS?
A HISTORY OF DINOSAUR DISCOVERY
GEOLOGICAL TIMESCALE
DISCOVERING DINOSAURS
DINOSAUR BIOLOGY
DINOSAUR CLASSIFICATION
THEROPODA
COELOPHYSIS BAURI
DILOPHOSAURUS WETHERILLI
ALLOSAURUS FRAGILIS
ALBERTOSAURUS SARCOPHAGUS
TYRANNOSAURUS REX
STRUTHIOMIMUS ALTUS
DEINOCHEIRUS MIRIFICUS
COMPSOGNATHUS LONGIPES
MONONYKUS OLECRANUS
OVIRAPTOR PHILOCERATOPS
KHAAN MCKENNAI
CITIPATI OSMOLSKAE
ORNITHOLESTES HERMANNI
VELOCIRAPTOR MONGOLIENSIS
DEINONYCHUS ANTIRRHOPUS
SAURORNITHOIDES MONGOLIENSIS
ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA
HESPERORNIS REGALIS
PHORUSRHACOS LONGISSIMUS
GASTORNIS GIGANTEA
SAUROPODOMORPHA
PLATEOSAURUS ENGELHARDTI
DIPLODOCUS LONGUS
BRONTOSAURUS EXCELSUS
CAMARASAURUS GRANDIS
HYPSELOSAURUS PRISCUS
PATAGOTITAN MAYORUM
BAROSAURUS LENTUS
ORNITHISCHIA
HETERODONTOSAURUS TUCKI
THYREOPHORA
STEGOSAURUS STENOPS
SAUROPELTA EDWARDSORUM
EUOPLOCEPHALUS TUTUS
ANKYLOSAURUS MAGNIVENTRIS
NEORNITHISCHIA
PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS WYOMINGENSIS
PSITTACOSAURUS MONGOLIENSIS
PROTOCERATOPS ANDREWSI
TRICERATOPS HORRIDUS
MONOCLONIUS NASICORNUS
MONOCLONIUS NASICORNUS
HYPSILOPHODON FOXII
HYPACROSAURUS ALTISPINUS
EDMONTOSAURUS ANNECTENS
TENONTOSAURUS TILLETTI
SAUROLOPHUS OSBORNI
CORYTHOSAURUS CASUARIUS
BIRDS AND DINOSAURS
EXTINCTION
CREDITS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INDEX
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Jan 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780226622866
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226622866 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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