Kings of creation: how a new breed of scientists is revolutionizing our understanding of dinosaurs
Half of all known dinosaur species have been discovered in only the past two decades, thanks to a young generation of paleontologists who are reinvigorating the field of dinosaur studies. In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, science journalist Don Lessem describes these adventurous scientists and their remarkable finds. Photos and line drawings throughout.
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Scientific critics have attacked cladistics as a technique masquerading as
philosophy, a pseudoscience full of jargon — even, in one venomous attack upon
a cladistically inspired British Museum exhibit, as Marxist dogma. To this day
"We call them birds." Paleontologists were not inclined to accept the radical new
Bakker- Galton unification of birds and dinosaurs (and pterosaurs, for that matter)
into a single class, as it lacked a solid cladistic or other analytical foundation.
A more detailed cladistic analysis of dinosaurs by Jacques Gauthier, himself a
former student of Padian's, discovered more than eighty characteristics that unite
birds and small, predatory dinosaurs, from hollow bones to the anatomy of the ...
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A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Lessem, a science journalist who has founded the Dinosaur Foundation to promote the study of every kid's favorite beasties, delivers a ... Read full review
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Dinosaur paleontology has been a sensationalist science since the beginning; from the Crystal Palace dinner inside a model Iguanodon, to the Cope and March dinosaur wars, to Roy C. Andrews's dinosaur ... Read full review
The Truth About Dinosaurs
Glossary of Essential Terms
Approaching the Dinosaur Frontier
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