This book is the single most authoriative and accessible source for the general reader on dinosaur science today. In the past decade, dinosaur paleontology has experienced an explosive growth. So rapidly has the field expanded that no individual can hope to master all its aspects. The editors have brought together 47 experts in subjects ranging from functional morphology and paleobiology to biogeography and systematics to present a thorough survey of dinosaurs from the earliest discoveries through the contemporary controverises over their extinction. Where contention exists, as over the question of whether dinosaurs, were warmblooded or cold-blooded, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and there is a glossary of less familiar terms.
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The 40-plus chapters in The Complete Dinosaur range from raw, cutting-edge science that drips with original data to surveys of the history of dinosaur collecting that are suitable for even the most jargon-shy readers. Editors James O. Farlow and M. K. Brett-Surman admit that they were "teenage geeks who loved the movies of Willis O'Brien, Ray Harryhausen, and Jim Danforth, and the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Rice Burroughs," and they do not neglect their roots. There are chapters covering all the hot topics of contemporary dinosaur research, including footprints, metabolism, and meteor strikes; there is also a section on determining how many lawyers you need to feed a captive Tyrannosaurus rex. It's a remarkable fusion between scientific research--warts, conflicts, and all--and public understanding.About the Author:
James O. Farlow, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, has written about dinosaurs in numerous scientific articles as well as in books aimed at children and young adults. He has appeared on a number of popular television programs about dinosaurs, often as an expert on dinosaur tracks. His research interests include dinosaur paleobiology and ichnology.
M.K. Brett-Surmann, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geology at George Washington University and Museum Specialist at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, has named three new duckbill dinosaurs--Anatotitan, Gilmoreosaurus, and Secernosaurus. He has served as a consultant to paleoartists, publishers, and television producers, and has appeared in videos and on radio. His picture was "secretly" featured in the book Dinotopia--The Lost World.
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