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The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Author : Darren Naish
ISBN : UOM:39076002865967
Genre : Nature
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This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery. Books on dinosaurs are usually arranged by classification or epoch, but this unique work tells the story chronologically, in order of the key finds that shaped our understanding and brought these creatures to life for the public. From the fragmentary remains of giant extinct animals found in the early 1800s to the dinosaur wars in the American West to the amazing near-complete skeletons found around the world today, Darren Naish tells how these discoveries have led not only to the recognition of new species and whole new groups, but also to new theories of evolutionary history. Along the way, we encounter dinosaurs both familiar and obscure-including Tyrannosaurus rex, the giant sauropods, and most recently, the feathered dinosaurs of China. As he describes these significant finds, Naish explains in clear, accessible language, how our ideas about dinosaur appearance, biology, and behavior have developed and changed over time, and what the state of knowledge is today. • Discusses each major dinosaur group • Illuminates the human side of fossil discoveries by describing explorers, scientists, and artists • Beautifully designed pages feature extensive captions, engaging text, and sidebars throughout on select topics of interest • Almost 200 illustrations include historical and contemporary photographs, art works, drawings, and maps

Great Dinosaur Expeditions And Discoveries

Author : Thom Holmes
ISBN : 0766020789
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Outlines several expeditions by paleontologists hunting for information about dinosaurs in America, Africa, Canada, Patagonia, and elsewhere.

The Great Dinosaur Hunters And Their Discoveries

Author : Edwin Harris Colbert
ISBN : 0486247015
Genre : Nature
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A survey of the noted paleontologists who have uncovered and studied dinosaur fossils including information on their findings

The Great Dinosaur Mystery And The Bible

Author : Paul S. Taylor
ISBN : 0781430712
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This classic book explains how dinosaurs fit into the biblical story of creation. Newly revised to reflect recent scientific findings.

The Great Dinosaur Controversy

Author : Keith M. Parsons
ISBN : 9781576079225
Genre : Science
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Essays explore the various controversies surrounding dinosaurs, covering such topics as the differences between dinosaurs and today's creatures, what caused the demise of dinosaurs, and if birds are descendants of dinosaurs.

Vertebrate Paleontology In Utah

Author : David D. Gillette
ISBN : 9781557916341
Genre : Science
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The 52 papers in this vary in content from summaries or state-of-knowledge treatments, to detailed contributions that describe new species. Although the distinction is subtle, the title (Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah) indicates the science of paleontology in the state of Utah, rather than the even more ambitious intent if it were given the title “Vertebrate Paleontology of Utah” which would promise an encyclopedic treatment of the subject. The science of vertebrate paleontology in Utah is robust and intense. It has grown prodigiously in the past decade, and promises to continue to grow indefinitely. This research benefits everyone in the state, through Utah’s muse ums and educational institutions, which are the direct beneficiaries.

Dinosaur Century

Author : Spencer G. Lucas
ISBN : 9780615932484
Genre : Dinosaurs
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Unearthing The Dragon

Author : Mark Norell
ISBN : UOM:39076002542020
Genre : Science
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Details the discovery of feathered dinosaur fossils in Liaoning, China and the discovery's impact on current theories about dinosaurs and their relationship to birds.

The Greatest Dinosaur Ever

Author : Brenda Z. Guiberson
ISBN : 9781466845060
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Which dinosaur was the greatest? Was it the tallest, the biggest, the strongest, the smartest, the weirdest, the fastest, or the smallest? Or was it the oldest bird, the best parent, the one with the best night vision, the best armor, or the longest tail spikes? In this picture book from Brenda Z. Guiberson, fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite dinosaurs!

Wyoming S Dinosaur Discoveries

Author : The Big Horn Basin Foundation
ISBN : 9781439654606
Genre : History
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Wyoming is home to some of the world’s most famous dinosaurs. As early as 1872, dinosaurs were excavated, placed on railcars, and shipped east. For the past 140 years, paleontologists have scoured Wyoming to excavate tens of thousands of dinosaur bones, now displayed internationally. It was not until 1961 that a dinosaur from Wyoming was mounted and placed on display at the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum in Laramie.

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