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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The evolution of this feature is what made them, by definition, mammals. (Other
characteristics by which we identify modern mammals, among them hair and
mammary glands, are not detectable in fossils.) Meanwhile other reptiles — the ...
The scales on birds' legs and the fact that they lay hard-shelled eggs suggest to
the casual observer that birds descended from reptiles. But which reptiles, and
when? If, as a minority of paleontologists now think, birds are not the living ...
In 1969, Ostrom published his description of his 1964 Montana find, Deinonychus
. That small predator's slender legs and huge toe claws suggested a fast-running,
high-kicking lifestyle not associated with any cold-blooded reptile. Reptiles can ...
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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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