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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"I laid my pack on a prominent rocky spine and walked off fifty feet, straight to the
most complete early dinosaur skeleton and the first herrerasaur skull ever
discovered. At first I thought it might be just another bloody rhynchosaur [cow-
To achieve this upper-jaw mobility, the temporal region of the bird skull has been
modified considerably." In Chatterjee's find, the bony struts of dinosaur jaws had
disappeared, producing a birdlike and flexible jaw. The braincase was enlarged
This was a nearly complete skull, six inches long, with a bladelike beak, entirely
toothless. The creature bore no resemblance to the dominant reptiles of its day.
The delicacy of its skull was reminiscent of birds. And its size and toothlessness ...
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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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