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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So these paleontologists have a tendency to try to derive birds very, very late,"
says Martin. Martin was once part of that paleontological mainstream believing in
the dinosaur ancestry of birds. But thanks to a graduate student's observation, ...
Says Padian, "Paul went everywhere looking for rock outcrops. He's been thrown
off people's property, walked around behind shopping malls." (Padian and Olsen
spent one summer looking for fossil fish in an outcrop by a ventilator shaft for ...
Soon, however, and for many thousands of years thereafter, "it was warm, very
warm," says Wolfe. From his analysis of New Mexico leaf fossils just after the
boundary, says Wolfe, "the leaf shapes, margins, and size all tell us it was ten
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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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The Truth About Dinosaurs
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