The Complete Dinosaur

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James Orville Farlow, M. K. Brett-Surman
Indiana University Press, 1999 - Nature - 752 pages
12 Reviews

"... 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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Very similar in length and scope to the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (LJ 11/1/97), this work features signed articles by many of the same distinguished paleontologists with the goal of providing a single ... Read full review

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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

Contents

The Discovery of Dinosaurs l
3
The Study of Dinosaurs
64
Dinosaurs and Geologic Time James O Farlow
107
Dinosaurs as Museum Exhibits Kenneth Carpenter
150
The Groups of Dinosaurs
173
Origin and Early Evolution of Dinosaurs Michael J Benton
204
Theropods Philip J Currie
216
Prosauropods Jacques VanHeerden
242
How Dinosaurs Grew R E H Reid
403
Engineering a Dinosaur R McNeill Alexander
414
Dinosaurian Paleopathology Bruce M Rothschild
426
The Case for Intermediate Dinosaurs
449
Modeling the Physiology of Large Dinosaurs
491
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

Sauropods John S Mclntosh M K BrettSurman and James
264
Stegosaurs Peter M Galton
291
Ankylosaurs Kenneth Carpenter
308
Marginocephalians Catherine A Forster and Paul C Sereno
317
Ornithopods M K BrettSurman
330
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
9 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
673
A Chronological History of Dinosaur Paleontology M
707
Glossary
721
Contributors
731
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About the author (1999)

Farlow is professor of geology at Indiana-Purdue University.

Brett-Surman is Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geology at George Washington University.

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