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Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson

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Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life
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Dinosaur odyssey
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fossil threads in the web of life
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Scott D. Sampson
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eng
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From the Publisher: This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the past twenty-five years, the most active period in the history of dinosaur paleontology, during which more "new" species were named than in all prior history. With these discoveries-and the most recent controversies-in mind, Sampson reconstructs the odyssey of the dinosaurs from their humble origins on the supercontinent Pangaea, to their reign as the largest animals the planet has ever known, and finally to their abrupt demise. Much more than the story of who ate whom way back when, Dinosaur Odyssey places dinosaurs in an expansive web of relationships with other organisms and demonstrates how they provide a powerful lens through which to observe the entire natural world. Addressing topics such as extinction, global warming, and energy flow, Dinosaur Odyssey finds that the dinosaurs' story is, in fact, a major chapter in our own story
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Title
Dinosaur odyssey
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Summary
From the Publisher: This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the past twenty-five years, the most active period in the history of dinosaur paleontology, during which more "new" species were named thanin all prior history. With these discoveries-and the most recent controversies-in mind, Sampson reconstructs the odyssey of the dinosaurs from their humble origins on the supercontinent Pangaea, to their reign as the largest animals the planet has ever known, and finally to their abrupt demise. Much more than the story of who ate whom way back when, Dinosaur Odyssey places dinosaurs in an expansive web of relationships with other organisms and demonstrates how they provide a powerful lens through whichto observe the entire natural world. Addressing topics such as extinction, global warming, and energy flow, Dinosaur Odyssey finds that the dinosaurs' story is, in fact, a major chapter in our own story
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340684
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
567.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861.4
LC item number
.S26 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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fossil threads in the web of life
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Scott D. Sampson
Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson
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Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-304) and index
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Treasure Island -- 2: Stardust saurians -- 3: Dramatis dinosaurae -- 4: Drifting continents and globe-trotting dinosaurs -- 5: Solar eating -- 6: River of life -- 7: Green gradient -- 8: Panoply of predators -- 9: Hidden strands -- 10: Of horn-heads and duck-bills -- 11: Goldilocks hypothesis -- 12: Cinderellasaurus -- 13: Jurassic Park dreams -- 14: West side story -- 15: Way of all creatures -- Epilogue: Whispers from the grave -- Notes and references -- Glossary -- Art and photograph credits -- Index
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ocn306804585
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Dimensions
27 cm.
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Extent
xix, 332 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780520241633
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006150
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)306804585

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