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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Each of these creatures was part of a larger assemblage of dinosaur species,
and they were by no means all contemporaries. Each fossil-bearing rock
formation contains an entirely different assortment of animals, with no known
Horner and Weishampel concluded that this embryo represents one of the swift
little hypsilophodontids, but of a new genus and species they named
Orodromeus ("mountain runner") makelai (for Bob Makela). Even in the embryo,
the "bones ...
Crowding cuts down on the number of animals, eliminating some species entirely
. That's a familiar Darwinian scenario — survival of the fittest. But the survivors of
this packing, the victors in the competition, are stressed and small in number.
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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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