Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

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Random House Children's Books, 23. 10. 2007 - Počet stran: 432
An award-winning encyclopdia written for young people but perfect for all ages—dubbed the "Dinosaur Bible" by enthusiasts!

Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on dinosaurs, this award-winning title—honored by the National Science Teachers Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science—is an essential addition to any dinophile’s library, regardless of age! Using casual language aimed at non-scientists, it's a guide to all aspects of dinosaur science: how we figure out what dinosaurs looked like, how they lived, how they evolved, how they continue to live among us as birds, and much, much more. 

It also includes brief entries on all 800+ "named" species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, as well as sidebars by 33 world-famous paleontologists—among them Robert T. Bakker, Jack Horner, Mark Norell, Scott Sampson, and Philip Currie. With 428-pages of lavish, museum-quality illustrations, and an exhaustive Web site maintained by the author of supplemental chapter updates, this the perfect gift that will educate AND entertain for many, many, MANY hours! (And if that isn’t enough, the jacket has a spectacular poster printed on the inside.)
 
“Written in a casual language both young and adult paleo-nerds will find readable and enjoyable, this volume is seen as the "Dinosaur Bible" by many enthusiasts of the subject, for its sheer completeness and scienciness.” —tvtropes.org
 

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Chapter
5
How Old Is That Dinosaur and How Do We Know?
23
Finding Fossils
29
Spinosauroids Megalosaurs and the FinBacked FishEating Dinosaurs
89
Chapter 16
109
Chapter 19
115
Deinonychosaurs Raptor Dinosaurs
151
Prosauropods Primitive LongNecked PlantEating Dinosaurs
175
Primitive Ornithopods Primitive Beaked Dinosaurs
243
Iguanodontians Advanced Beaked Dinosaurs
251
Hadrosauroids Duckbilled Dinosaurs
259
Pachycephalosaurs Domeheaded Dinosaurs
269
Primitive Ceratopsians Parrot and Frilled Dinosaurs
277
Ceratopsids Horned Dinosaurs
285
Dinosaur Eggs and Babies
293
How Did Dinosaurs Act and How Do We Know?
303

Primitive Sauropods Early Giant LongNecked Dinosaurs
183
Diplodocoids WhipTailed Giant LongNecked Dinosaurs
191
Macronarians BigNosed Giant LongNecked Dinosaurs
203
Ornithischians BirdHipped Dinosaurs
213
Primitive Thyreophorans Early Armored Dinosaurs
221
Stegosaurs Plated Dinosaurs
227
Ankylosaurs Tank Dinosaurs
235
Living Breathing Dinosaurs
311
Life in the Triassic Period
325
Life in the Jurassic Period
335
Life in the Cretaceous Period
345
The World of the Dinosaurs Ends
357
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DR. THOMAS R. HOLTZ, JR. (self-proclaimed “King of the Dino Geeks”) is one of the world’s leading experts on tyrannosaurs. He is the Faculty Director of the Science & Global Change Program at the University of Maryland in College Park, and a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology, Nation Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He maintains a Web site of chapter updates to Dinosaurs at geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/dinoappendix. You can also follow him on Twitter @tomholtzpaleo.

LUIS V. REY is the winner of the Lazendorf PaleoArt Award—the most prestigious international award recognizing achievement in paleontological scientific illustration. He lives in London, England. You can follow his blog at luisvrey.wordpress.com.

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