Dinosaurs I Have Known

DINOSAURS I HAVE KNOWN by Barry Louis Polisar Illustrations by Michael Stewart 4 al 10 A Dinosaur Book for Kids and Adults //////// 17 s Barry Louis Polisar has been called " Father Goose . * T - 703-514 * [ J ] 818 Johnson County ...

Dinosaurs I Have Known

Dinosaurs I Have Known

A humorous survey of the more obscure species of dinosaurs, describing the appearance and habits of such creatures as the Surfosaurus, Snifflesaurus, and Voluptuous Rex.

Weird Dinosaurs

As a kid growing up in eastern Canada in the 1950s, I was proud of the fact that I knew every dinosaur name that I ever found in a book. And I thought that after more than a century of research on dinosaurs we must have known most of ...

Weird Dinosaurs

Weird Dinosaurs

“A tour de force…highlights the odd reptiles that roamed all corners of the earth millions of years ago.”—Sydney Morning Herald From the outback of Australia to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the savanna of Madagascar, the award-winning science writer and dinosaur enthusiast John Pickrell embarks on a world tour of new finds, meeting the fossil hunters who work at the frontier of discovery. He reveals the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron; an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. rex that once lurked in North African waterways; a Chinese dinosaur with wings like a bat; and a Patagonian sauropod so enormous it weighed more than two commercial jet airliners. Other surprising discoveries hail from Alaska, Siberia, Canada, Burma, and South Africa. Why did dinosaurs grow so huge? How did they spread across the world? Did they all have feathers? What do sauropods have in common with 1950s vacuum cleaners? The stuff of adventure movies and scientific revolutions, Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies that are radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. “This history of the discovery of some of the most outlandish creatures that ever lived, and the excitement of paleontological research, will be sure to both entertain and instruct.”—Spencer Lucas, author of Dinosaurs: The Textbook, Sixth Edition “Fascinating.... Readers learn of beautiful opalised dinosaur bones from Australia and a crested dinosaur found approximately 13,000 feet up Antarctica's Mt. Kirkpatrick, demonstrating that dinosaurs were widely distributed across the globe.”—Publishers Weekly

Transylvanian Dinosaurs

We have known about each of these groups for as long as we have known about dinosaurs; the saurischian Megalosaurus and the ornithischian Iguanodon were discovered in England about 1820. Saurischia includes both the gigantic sauropods ...

Transylvanian Dinosaurs

Transylvanian Dinosaurs

At the end of the time of the dinosaurs, Transylvania was an island in what was to become southeastern Europe. The island's limited resources affected the size and life histories of its animals, resulting in a local dwarfism. For example, sauropods found on the island measured only six meters long, while their cousins elsewhere grew up to five times larger. Here, David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu present unique evolutionary interpretations of this phenomenon. The authors bring together the latest information on the fauna, flora, geology, and paleogeography of the region, casting these ancient reptiles in their phylogenetic, paleoecological, and evolutionary contexts. What the authors find is that Transylvanian dinosaurs experienced a range of unpredictable successes as they evolved. Woven throughout the detailed history and science of these diminutive dinosaurs is the fascinating story of the man who first discovered them, the mysterious twentieth-century paleontologist Franz Baron Nopcsa, whose name is synonymous with Transylvanian dinosaurs. Hailed by some as the father of paleobiology, it was Nopcsa alone who understood the importance of the dinosaur discoveries in Transylvania; their story cannot be told without recounting his. Transylvanian Dinosaurs strikes an engaging balance between biography and scientific treatise and is sure to capture the imagination of professional paleontologists and amateur dinophiles alike.

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

that none of the birds had the ability to get through the bison hide. They had to wait for another carnivore to open the carcass for them. ... Paleontologists have known for decades that dinosaurs got bone cancer.

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe. Life’s losses were sharp and deeply-felt, but the hope carried by the beings that survived sets the stage for the world as we know it now. Picture yourself in the Cretaceous period. It’s a sunny afternoon in the Hell Creek of ancient Montana 66 million years ago. A Triceratops horridus ambles along the edge of the forest. In a matter of hours, everything here will be wiped away. Lush verdure will be replaced with fire. Tyrannosaurus rex will be toppled from their throne, along with every other species of non-avian dinosaur no matter their size, diet, or disposition. They just don’t know it yet. The cause of this disaster was identified decades ago. An asteroid some seven miles across slammed into the Earth, leaving a geologic wound over 50 miles in diameter. In the terrible mass extinction that followed, more than half of known species vanished seemingly overnight. But this worst single day in the history of life on Earth was as critical for us as it was for the dinosaurs, as it allowed for evolutionary opportunities that were closed for the previous 100 million years.

Dinosaurs Should Have Gone To School

Dinosaurs should have went gone to school... Then when volcanoes erupted to ... Then they would have known the differences and similarities between hurricanes and tornadoes, plantains and potatoes. They would have avoided the middle of ...

Dinosaurs Should Have Gone To School

Dinosaurs Should Have Gone To School

A look at the theories of Dinosaur extinction with funny by-lines and poetic prose speculation. The book investigates the social lessons humans and students can learn from the dinosaur experience.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Most dinosaurs are known from their bones alone, but we know a surprising amount about dinosaur body coverings from a rapidly growing collection of fossils that record their integument. It has long been known that large, and some small, ...

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

A fully updated and expanded new edition of the acclaimed, bestselling dinosaur field guide The bestselling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Dragons or Dinosaurs

It is a fact that modern dinosaur knowledge is only gaining ground on what the dragon stories have known for years. These were scaled, armored, and wickedly quick predators. Now, let's compare what the ancients would have seen (and not ...

Dragons or Dinosaurs

Dragons or Dinosaurs

This book brings forth many new theories and evidence that are sure to intrigue you. Dragon legends are found in nearly every culture around the globe. They have been thought to be myths. Yet, mysteriously, these dragons sound a lot like the other giant scaled reptiles, dinosaurs. Could they be one and the same? Surprisingly enough, the answer to this question is a powerful truth that confirms biblical authority and greatly weakens the theory of evolution. This book brings forth many new theories and evidence that are sure to fascinate the reader.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Dinosaur remains have been known from the early Albian marine “Sables verts” (greensand) ofthe Argonne region ofthe eastern Paris Basin since the 1870s. The scanty material available was obtained in the course ofcommercial phosphate ...

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

Too Big to Walk The New Science of Dinosaurs

Although palæontology first became popular in Queen Victoria's England, more than 1,000 different fossil species had already been identified when she was still a young monarch, long before the word 'dinosaur' had even been coined.

Too Big to Walk  The New Science of Dinosaurs

Too Big to Walk The New Science of Dinosaurs

Ever since Jurassic Park we thought we knew how dinosaurs lived their lives. In this remarkable new book, Brian J. Ford reveals that dinosaurs were, in fact, profoundly different from what we believe, and their environment was unlike anything we have previously thought.

Alaska Dinosaurs

PACHYRHINOSAURUS Horned-faced dinosaurs, or ceratopsians, are a group of dinosaurs that have been known for almost 150 years. The dramatic features of the ceratopsian skulls have captured the public's imagination, with artists often ...

Alaska Dinosaurs

Alaska Dinosaurs

Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and its fossils bring him back field season after field season in pursuit of improving human understanding of ancient history. His studies of the rocks and fossils of the Arctic shed light on a world that once was, and provide insight into what might be.

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