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The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (Princeton Field Guides)

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This lavishly illustrated volume is the first authoritative dinosaur book in the style of a field guide. World-renowned dinosaur illustrator and researcher Gregory Paul provides comprehensive visual and textual coverage of the great Mesozoic animals that gave rise to the living dinosaurs, the birds. Incorporating the new discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs, this book is distinguished both by its scientific accuracy and the quality and quantity of its illustrations. It presents thorough descriptions of more than 735 dinosaur species and features more than 600 color and black-and-white images, including unique skeletal drawings, "life" studies, and scenic views--illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small, feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.

Heavily illustrated species accounts of the major dinosaur groups are preceded by an extensive introduction that covers dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology--and that also gives a taste of what it might be like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs is a must-have for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from the amateur enthusiast to the professional paleontologist.

  • The first authoritative field guide to dinosaurs
  • Covers more than 735 species
  • Beautiful, large-format volume
  • Lavishly illustrated throughout, with more than 600 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including:


    • More than 130 color life studies, including scenic views
    • Close to 450 skeletal, skull, head, and muscle drawings
    • 8 color paleo-distribution maps
    • Color timeline

  • Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Review:

"The delightful book can be read on two levels. It is a concise treatise on our knowledge of dinosaur biology and diversity. But is it also a book where the illustrations impel our imaginations to flights of fancy with these diverse and fascinating creatures." --Herb Wilson, Maine Sunday Telegram

Review:

"Lavishly filled with fossil forms and drawn interpretations of their outward appearance, the guide covers the entire spectrum of dinosaur species." --Dan Vergano, USA Today

Review:

"It is a lavishly illustrated and well- written guide to all the known species of dinosaurs and an inventory of the best fossil remains." --Wayne Mones, Audubon Magazine

Synopsis:

"I have been looking forward to this book for years. Gregory Paul has set the standard for how prehistoric animals are reconstructed in scientific illustrations. As with all his work, the illustrations in this book are made with a near-fanatical quest for accuracy. This will be a popular and much-used reference for a wide audience of dinosaur enthusiasts."--James I. Kirkland, state paleontologist, Utah Geological Survey

Synopsis:

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first authoritative dinosaur book in the style of a field guide. World-renowned dinosaur illustrator and researcher Gregory Paul provides comprehensive visual and textual coverage of the great Mesozoic animals that gave rise to the living dinosaurs, the birds. Incorporating the new discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs, this book is distinguished both by its scientific accuracy and the quality and quantity of its illustrations. It presents thorough descriptions of more than 735 dinosaur species and features more than 600 color and black-and-white images, including unique skeletal drawings, "life" studies, and scenic views--illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small, feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.

Heavily illustrated species accounts of the major dinosaur groups are preceded by an extensive introduction that covers dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology--and that also gives a taste of what it might be like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs is a must-have for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from the amateur enthusiast to the professional paleontologist.

  • The first authoritative field guide to dinosaurs
  • Covers more than 735 species
  • Beautiful, large-format volume
  • Lavishly illustrated throughout, with more than 600 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including:


    • More than 130 color life studies, including scenic views
    • Close to 450 skeletal, skull, head, and muscle drawings
    • 8 color paleo-distribution maps
    • Color timeline
  • Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

About the Author

Gregory S. Paul is a leading dinosaur illustrator and researcher who helped establish the "new look" of the Mesozoic creatures seen in contemporary documentaries and movies, including "Jurassic Park", for which he served as a consultant. His books include "Predatory Dinosaurs of the World" (Simon and Schuster), "The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs" (St. Martin's), and "Dinosaurs of the Air". His work has also appeared in "Scientific American", " Nature", the "New York Times", and many other publications.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction

History of Discovery and Research 9

What Is a Dinosaur? 13

Dating Dinosaurs 14

The Evolution of Dinosaurs and Their World 15

Extinction 23

After the Age of Dinosaurs 24

Biology 24

General Anatomy 24

Skin, Feathers, and Color 32

Respiration and Circulation 33

Digestive Tracts 35

Senses 36

Vocalization 37

Disease and Pathologies 37

Behavior 38

Brains, Nerves, and Intelligence 38

Social Activities 38

Reproduction 39

Growth 44

Energetics 46

Gigantism 48

Mesozoic Oxygen 51

The Evolution--and Loss--of Avian Flight 52

Dinosaur Safari 53

If Dinosaurs Survived 54

Dinosaur Conservation 54

Where Dinosaurs Are Found 55

Using the Group and Species Descriptions 61

Group and Species Accounts

Dinosaurs 67

Theropods 67

Sauropodomorphs 162

Ornithischians 214

Additional Reading 316

Index: Dinosaur Taxa 317

Formations 319

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691137209
Author:
Paul, Gregory
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Paul, Gregory S.
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Dinosaurs
Subject:
Popular science
Subject:
History of Scienc
Subject:
e and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Princeton Field Guides
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
156 color illus. 448 line illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 50 oz

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Product details 320 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691137209 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The delightful book can be read on two levels. It is a concise treatise on our knowledge of dinosaur biology and diversity. But is it also a book where the illustrations impel our imaginations to flights of fancy with these diverse and fascinating creatures." --
"Review" by , "Lavishly filled with fossil forms and drawn interpretations of their outward appearance, the guide covers the entire spectrum of dinosaur species." --
"Review" by , "It is a lavishly illustrated and well- written guide to all the known species of dinosaurs and an inventory of the best fossil remains." --
"Synopsis" by , "I have been looking forward to this book for years. Gregory Paul has set the standard for how prehistoric animals are reconstructed in scientific illustrations. As with all his work, the illustrations in this book are made with a near-fanatical quest for accuracy. This will be a popular and much-used reference for a wide audience of dinosaur enthusiasts."--James I. Kirkland, state paleontologist, Utah Geological Survey
"Synopsis" by , This lavishly illustrated volume is the first authoritative dinosaur book in the style of a field guide. World-renowned dinosaur illustrator and researcher Gregory Paul provides comprehensive visual and textual coverage of the great Mesozoic animals that gave rise to the living dinosaurs, the birds. Incorporating the new discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs, this book is distinguished both by its scientific accuracy and the quality and quantity of its illustrations. It presents thorough descriptions of more than 735 dinosaur species and features more than 600 color and black-and-white images, including unique skeletal drawings, "life" studies, and scenic views--illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small, feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.

Heavily illustrated species accounts of the major dinosaur groups are preceded by an extensive introduction that covers dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology--and that also gives a taste of what it might be like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs is a must-have for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from the amateur enthusiast to the professional paleontologist.

  • The first authoritative field guide to dinosaurs
  • Covers more than 735 species
  • Beautiful, large-format volume
  • Lavishly illustrated throughout, with more than 600 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including:


    • More than 130 color life studies, including scenic views
    • Close to 450 skeletal, skull, head, and muscle drawings
    • 8 color paleo-distribution maps
    • Color timeline
  • Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

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