Dinosaurs Spitfires and Sea Dragons

Dinosaurs  Spitfires  and Sea Dragons

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

ISBN: 067420770X

Category: Science

Page: 365

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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.
Categories: Science

Diatoms to Dinosaurs

Diatoms to Dinosaurs

An exploration of size and scale in terms of the survival of living organisms analyzes a wide range of life forms, answering questions about metabolism, physiology, life expectancy, the biology of senescence, and other natural history ...

Author: Christopher McGowan

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559633048

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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An exploration of size and scale in terms of the survival of living organisms analyzes a wide range of life forms, answering questions about metabolism, physiology, life expectancy, the biology of senescence, and other natural history questions. IP.
Categories: Nature

The Dragon Seekers

The Dragon Seekers

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780786747689

Category: Science

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Science

Reign of the Sea Dragons

Reign of the Sea Dragons

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

ISBN: 9781580891240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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Takes a look at the prehistoric reptiles that lived in the Earth's oceans during the Mesozoic era (about 250 to 65 million years ago).
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Difficult Questions on Dinosaurs

Difficult Questions on Dinosaurs

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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615199917

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 600

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?
Categories: Religion

Rail Steam and Speed

Rail  Steam  and Speed

Describes how modern train transportation was born in an English village in 1829, when a competition was held to find the best locomotive, a dramatic contest chronicled in a unique look at the earliest innovators of rail power and their ...

Author: Christopher McGowan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231134746

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 490

Describes how modern train transportation was born in an English village in 1829, when a competition was held to find the best locomotive, a dramatic contest chronicled in a unique look at the earliest innovators of rail power and their fascinating designs.
Categories: History

Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

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

ISBN: 9780520928459

Category: Science

Page: 356

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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.
Categories: Science

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Q. Li et al., “Melanosome evolution indicates a key physiological shift within feathered dinosaurs, Nature 507 (2014): 350–4. C. McGowan, Dinosaurs, Spitfires & Sea Dragons (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992).

Author: David Norman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198795926

Category:

Page: 192

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Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65 million years ago. All we know of them today are their fossilised bones, the tracks and traces that they left behind and, in very rare instances, some of the soft tissues or even traces of their chemistry. In many respects dinosaurs present us with one of the ultimate forensic challenges: they comprise the fragmentary remains of creatures that died many tens of millions of years ago, rather than just recently, or a few tens of years ago, which is the problem usually faced by forensic pathologists. How much do we really know about them, and to what extent can their remains inform us about ancient worlds, and indeed about the history of our planet? In this Very Short Introduction David Norman discusses how dinosaurs were first discovered and interpreted, and how our understanding of them has changed over the past 200 years. He looks at some of the amazing discoveries that have enabled us to gain new and unexpected insights into dinosaurs as animals with natural histories and behaviours, and considers some of the biggest questions in dinosaur biology, such as the implications of them having warm blood. Norman also shows how research upon dinosaurs has been enriched, particularly in recent decades, by technological break-throughs, which complement the informed speculation and luck which have played a part in many of the major discoveries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

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

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080494746

Category: Science

Page: 869

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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
Categories: Science

When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey

When Dinosaurs Roamed New Jersey

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

ISBN: 0813523494

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Provides the history of the dinosaur in New Jersey and tells of professional and amateur fossil hunters and their discoveries
Categories: Nature