The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs
Cambridge University Press, 2007 - 485 من الصفحات
From the Publisher: "This new edition of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs is a unique, comprehensive treatment of a fascinating group of organisms. It is a detailed survey of dinosaur origins, their diversity, and their eventual extinction." "The book is written as a series of essays covering important and timely topics in dinosaur paleontology and natural history. It will appeal to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts, treating subjects as diverse as birds as "living dinosaurs," the new feathered dinosaurs from China, and "warm-bloodedness." Along the way, the reader learns about dinosaur functional morphology, physiology, and systematics using cladistic methodology-in short, how professional paleontologists and dinosaur experts go about their work, and why they find it so rewarding." The book is illustrated by John Sibbick, a world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, with pictures commissioned exclusively for this book.