The Complete Dinosaur

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James Orville Farlow, M. K. Brett-Surman
Indiana University Press, 1997 - Nature - 752 pages

"... a gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts... a highly successful volume." -- Science

"The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium..." -- Natural History

"The amount of information in just 750 pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." -- American Reference Books Annual

"An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"... copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." -- Publishers Weekly

"... stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings... Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." -- New Scientist

The single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information.

¥ More than 350 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color¥ Each chapter written by an expert in dinosaur studies¥ Includes the latest dinosaur discoveries¥ New information on the warm-blooded/cold-blooded debate¥ New insights on the possibility of isolating dinosaur DNA¥ What dinosaurs ate -- and how we know about it¥ Dinosaurs in the media¥ A time-line of the history of dinosaur science¥ And much, much more!

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It's been outstanding to have come across this book it's details and history to different units and links to back to dinosaur age how much science there is that still can be undiscovered yet

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Mostly I get my dinosaur infomation from websites like http://www.dinosaurfact.net but this is the first book I've ever read about dinosuars.
I found that much of the inforamtion about the dinosaurs was very inconclusive and a bit untrue, but a very good read anyway.

Contents

The Earliest Discoveries William A S Sarjeant
3
European Dinosaur Hunters HansDieter Sues
12
North American Dinosaur Hunters Edwin H Colbert
24
Asian Dinosaur Hunters John R Lavas
34
Dinosaur Hunters of the Southern Continents Thomas R Holtz Jr
43
The Study of Dinosaurs 6 Hunting for Dinosaur Bones David D Gillette
64
The Osteology of the Dinosaurs Thomas R Holtz Jr and M K BrettSurman
78
The Taxonomy and Systematics of the Dinosaurs Thomas R Holtz Jr and M K BrettSurman
92
317
345
Biology of the Dinosaurs
347
What Did Dinosaurs Eat? Coprolites and Other Direct Evidence
371
Dinosaur Combat and Courtship Scott Sampson
383
Dinosaur Eggs Karl F Hirsch and Darla K Zelenitsky
394
How Dinosaurs Grew R E H Reid
403
Engineering a Dinosaur R McNeill Alexander
414
Dinosaurian Paleopathology Bruce M Rothschild
426

Technology and the Study of Dinosaurs Ralph E Chapman
112
Rationale and Techniques for the Study of Ancient Biomolecules Mary Higby Schweitzer
136
Dinosaurs as Museum Exhibits Kenneth Carpenter
150
Restoring Dinosaurs as Living Animals Douglas Henderson 107
165
The Groups of Dinosaurs
173
Richard Owen and the Invention of Dinosaurs Hugh Torrens
175
Evolution of the Archosaurs J Michael Parrish
191
Origin and Early Evolution of Dinosaurs Michael J Benton
204
Theropods Philip J Currie
216
Segnosaurs Therizinosaurs Teresa Maryańska
234
Prosauropods Jacques Van Heerden
242
Sauropods John S McIntosh M K BrettSurman and James 0 Farlow
264
Stegosaurs Peter M Galton
291
Ankylosaurs Kenneth Carpenter
308
Marginocephalians Catherine A Forster and Paul C Sereno
317
Ornithopods M K BrettSurman
330
The Case for Intermediate Dinosaurs
449
Oxygen Isotopes in Dinosaur Bone Reese E Barrick Michael
474
Modeling the Physiology of Large Dinosaurs
491
New Insights into the Metabolic Physiology of Dinosaurs John Ruben
505
The Scientific Study of Dinosaur Footprints James O Farlow
519
The Paleoecological and Paleoenvironmental Utility of Dinosaur Tracks
554
Dinosaur Evolution in the Changing
579
Major Groups of NonDinosaurian Vertebrates of the Mesozoic Era
607
Continental Tetrapods of the Early Mesozoic HansDieter Sues
627
Dinosaurian Faunas of the Later Mesozoic Dale A Russell
644
A Dialogue between a Catastrophist
662
Dinosaurs and the Media
675
Glossary
721
Contributors
731
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