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Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs: A Look at Dinosaur Reproduction (Life of the Past)

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"... a brilliant combination of imagination and science--and one of the best popular science books of the year." --Library Journal (starred review)

Presented with clarity and wit, Carpenter's exploration offers the very latest information on dinosaur eggs, hatchlings and babies, as well as a detailed look at dinosaur courtship, mating, nests, and physical development. Included: an extensive directory of dinosaur egg and baby discovery sites.

Book News Annotation:

A dinosaur paleontologist with the Denver Museum of Natural History, Carpenter synthesizes for general readers the considerable that is known or highly suspected about dinosaur reproduction. He explains how the microscopic structure of the egg's shell reveals how the egg was made, the pattern of eggs in a clutch illuminates early development, and ornamental structure of adults suggest mating rituals.
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Synopsis:

A dinosaur paleontologist with the Denver Museum of Natural History, Carpenter synthesizes for general readers the considerable that is known or highly suspected about dinosaur reproduction. He explains how the microscopic structure of the egg's shell reveals how the egg was made, the pattern of eggs in a clutch illuminates early development, and ornamental structure of adults suggest mating rituals.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-323) and index.

About the Author

Kenneth Carpenter is an authority on dinosaurs and Mesozoic marine reptiles and is affiliated with the Denver Museum of Natural History. He has edited important collections of papers dealing with dinosaurs, including Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives (with Philip J. Currie).

Table of Contents

Preface

1. First Discoveries

2. Where to Find Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

3. Which Came First, the Lizard or the Egg?

4. The Mating Game

5. How Dinosaurs Did It

6. Making an Egg

7. Eggs as Fossils

8. How to Study a Fossil Egg

9. What's in a Name?

10. The Nest

11. The Embryo and Hatchling

12. Baby Grows Up

13. Eggs and the Death of Dinosaurs

Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253334978
Author:
Carpenter, Kenneth
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Eggs
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Dinosaur.
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Dinosaurs - Reproduction
Subject:
Dinosaur - Eggs
Subject:
Science Reference-Dinosaurs
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Series Volume:
GTR-7
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 bandw photos, 305 figures, 13 color ph
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
10.3 x 7.27 x 1.14 in

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"Synopsis" by , A dinosaur paleontologist with the Denver Museum of Natural History, Carpenter synthesizes for general readers the considerable that is known or highly suspected about dinosaur reproduction. He explains how the microscopic structure of the egg's shell reveals how the egg was made, the pattern of eggs in a clutch illuminates early development, and ornamental structure of adults suggest mating rituals.
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