Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons

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Harvard University Press, 1992 - Počet stran: 365

Christopher McGowan sets out to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect. In addition to exploring the natural history of the Mesozoic Era, McGowan draws on science and engineering concepts to explain curiosities such as the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteranodons and Spitfire planes.


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Recenze od uživatele  - AprilBrown - LibraryThing

What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up. Length? – Several day’s read. Characters? – Memorable, several characters. Setting? – Real World 1980's study of dinosaurs. Written approximately ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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A wonderful primer, especially on the non-dinosaur denizens of the air and sea between the permian and KT extinctions. Přečíst celou recenzi


Primary Data
How the Vertebrate Skeleton Works
Reading a Dinosaur Skeleton
A Matter of Scale
Whats Hot and Whats Not
Brains and Intellect
Not Wholly a Fish
The Mechanics of Swimming
The Sea Dragons 279
The Winged Phantom
Out with a Whimper or a Bang?
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O autorovi (1992)

Christopher McGowan is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto.

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