McGowan attempts to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles, making fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals, and drawing on science and engineering concepts to explain the ...
Author: Christopher McGowan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
McGowan attempts to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles, making fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals, and drawing on science and engineering concepts to explain the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteradons and Spitfire planes. Illustrations.
A sweeping narrative history, The Dragon Seekers shows how these remarkable characters forever changed our interpretation of the world and its inhabitants.
Author: Christopher Mcgowan
Against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution, an extraordinary circle of fossilists struggled to make sense of a mysterious, prehistoric world--a world they had to piece together from the fossilized and often fragmentary remains of animals never before seen. In this transporting, seamlessly written book, Christopher McGowan takes us back to a time when geology and paleontology were as young and vibrant as genetic engineering is today. The nineteenth-century pioneers of these new disciplines were an eccentric lot, from different social classes and sexes, with a range of motivations in fossil hunting. These "Dragon Seekers" sought to persuade a populace raised on a literal interpretation of Genesis that the ground they walked was once a very frightening and unfamiliar place. A sweeping narrative history, The Dragon Seekers shows how these remarkable characters forever changed our interpretation of the world and its inhabitants.
Zoology professor Christopher McGowan takes readers on a fascinating journey through the animal kingdom, focusing on a wide range of size-related phenomenon.
Author: Christopher McGowan
Publisher: Island Press
Zoology professor Christopher McGowan takes readers on a fascinating journey through the animal kingdom, focusing on a wide range of size-related phenomenon. McGowan reveals the central importance of size and scale to the survival of living organisms.
The first was Sea Dragons: Predators of the Prehistoric Oceans by Richard Ellis (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, ... out Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons by Christopher McGowan (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991).
Author: Sneed B. Collard
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Looks at what is known about sea dragons, or underwater reptiles, that lived during the time of the dinosaurs, examining the discovery of the first fossils in the nineteenth century, and discussing the evolution, survival, and extinction of these anc
Quest for the African Dinosaurs, P.28. Comninellis, Nicholas, Creative Defense (Evidence against Evolution), ... Dinosaurs, Spitfires, & Sea Dragons Pp. 291-311. Ibid. The Dinosaur Data Book, Pp.34-35. Ibid. The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs, ...
Author: Richard Pittack
This book is not the typical "Questions and Answers on Dinosaurs" book. It is not a book for children enabling them to find out the largest recorded dinosaur, to discover what dinosaurs ate or even how they managed to get up after nap time. An informative book on the biology and anatomy of the "mighty reptiles" - it is not. The series of questions in this treatise of answers has arisen from meetings conducted on dinosaurs. The questions have come from all kinds of people in various and sundry walks of life. Some of the questions were common and not much is to be learned from answers to such generalities However, some of the questions are not only posited by the curious but come from hearts filled with consternation while contemplating the subject of Theodicy. Did the Creator contribute heavily to the world's landscape of tooth and claw? Is the canvass of God's creation not only etched in blood but filled with the stench and smell emanating from the so-called Mesozoic Era of the past?
The Evolu- tion and Extinction of the Dinosaurs. ... An overview of dinosaur science, presenting a descrip- tion of how professional paleontologists study dinosaurs but written at a level for ... Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons.
Author: Philip J. Currie
This book is the most authoritative encyclopedia ever prepared on dinosaurs and dinosaur science. In addition to entries on specific animals such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor, the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs covers reproduction, behavior, physiology, and extinction. The book is generously illustrated with many detailed drawings and photographs, and includes color pictures and illustrations that feature interpretations of the best known and most important animals. All alphabetical entries are cross-referenced internally, as well as at the end of each entry. The Encyclopedia includes up-to-date references that encourage the reader to investigate personal interests. The most authoritative encyclopedia ever prepared on dinosaurs Includes many detailed drawings, photographs and illustrations in both color and black-and-white Contains comprehensively cross-referenced alphabetical entries with internal references, as well as references at the conclusion of each entry Provides in-depth references, allowing readers to pursue independent interests Includes sixteen plates and 35 color illustrations
The Ultimate Dinosaur Book. London: Dorling Kindersley. ... The Dinosaur Society's Dinosaur Encyclopedia. New York: Random House. Lillegraven, J.A. 1970. ... Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons. Cambridge, Mass.
Author: Richard Hilton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
One of the most geologically complex and diverse states, California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the sea (thalattosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and turtles), some are those of birds and pterosaurs that soared above it. Other fossils come from terrestrial animals that died and were washed into the ocean. These include turtles, crocodiles, lizards, and dinosaurs such as armored ankylosaurs, duck-billed hadrosaurs, and a variety of carnivorous dinosaurs. Richard Hilton is the first to tell the unsung story of the dinosaurs and reptiles of land, sea, and sky that lived in California and Baja California during the Mesozoic era (245 million-65 million years ago), in addition to the history of their discovery. Vibrantly illustrated with more than three hundred photographs, paintings, and drawings, this book provides geological and environmental details, describes the significance of the major fossils, and chronicles the adventures involved in the discovery, preparation, and publishing of the finds. Hilton also includes accounts of the scientists, teachers, students, ranchers, and weekend fossil hunters who endured (and continue to endure) harsh weather, fires, wild animals, and the usual challenges of fieldwork to collect fossil remains and make major discoveries. These enthusiasts managed to safeguard an abundance of fossil resources, some of which would otherwise have been destroyed by quarrying, paving, and housing developments. Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California takes this legacy one step further by documenting information about the fossils and their finders in accessible prose and vivid artistic renderings, creating a valuable contribution to our understanding of California’s prehistoric past.
Dinosaurs D. B. Norman , ' On Mongolian Ornithopods ( Dinosauria : Ornithischia ) . 1. Iguanodon orientalis Rozhdestvensky 1952 ... C. McGowan , Dinosaurs , Spitfires & Sea Dragons ( Cambridge , MA : Harvard University Press , 1992 ) .
Author: David Norman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"David Norman reveals how scientists combine anatomy, genetics, forensics, and even engineering design to build a picture of what dinosaurs looked like, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Exploring how animal life evolved on Earth, he highlights the place of dinosaurs in evolutionary history."--Jacket.
Men and Dinosaurs: The Search in the Field and in the Laboratory. New York: Dutton, 1968. Conniff, Richard. ... “Predator/Prey Biomass Ratios, Community Food Webs and Dinosaur Physiology. ... Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons.
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Today, any kid can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. But it took centuries of scientific effort—and a lot of luck—to discover and establish the diversity of dinosaur species we now know. How did we learn that Triceratops had three horns? Why don’t many paleontologists consider Brontosaurus a valid species? What convinced scientists that modern birds are relatives of ancient Velociraptor? In The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the most important fossil finds and the intrepid researchers who unearthed them. In twenty-five vivid vignettes, he weaves together dramatic tales of dinosaur discoveries with what modern science now knows about the species to which they belong. Prothero takes us from eighteenth-century sightings of colossal bones taken for biblical giants through recent discoveries of enormous predators even larger than Tyrannosaurus. He recounts the escapades of the larger-than-life personalities who made modern paleontology, including scientific rivalries like the nineteenth-century “Bone Wars.” Prothero also details how to draw the boundaries between species and explores debates such as whether dinosaurs had feathers, explaining the findings that settled them or keep them going. Throughout, he offers a clear and rigorous look at what paleontologists consider sound interpretation of evidence. An essential read for any dinosaur lover, this book teaches us to see an ancient world ruled by giant majestic creatures anew.
Nicely illustrated account of dinosaur digs in Texas . ... Discusses some of the latest discoveries in dinosaur paleontology , and the scientists who are making them . LOCKLEY , M. 1991. ... Dinosaurs , Spitfires , and Sea Dragons .
Author: William B. Gallagher
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Provides the history of the dinosaur in New Jersey and tells of professional and amateur fossil hunters and their discoveries