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Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Description for Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback. David Norman discusses some of the most fascinating and iconic creatures to walk our Earth. Introducing the different famillies of dinosaurs, he discusses how they were first discovered and interpreted, and looks at how scientific break-throughs have changed our understanding of dinosaurs over the years. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 192 pages, 22 black and white images. BIC Classification: PSAJ; RB; RBX; WNA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 174 x 111. .
Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65 million years ago. All we know of them today are their fossilised bones, the tracks and traces that they left behind and, in very rare instances, some of the soft tissues or even traces of their chemistry. In many respects dinosaurs present us with one of the ultimate forensic challenges: they comprise the fragmentary remains of creatures that died many tens of millions ... Read more

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Oxford University Press
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About David Norman
David Norman is a palaeontologist based at the University of Cambridge. Much of his research work has concentrated on the anatomy, biology, and evolution of ornithischian dinosaurs. He is one of the world's leading experts on iguanodontian dinosaurs and has trained a group of students who are themselves now leading palaeontologists and functional morphologists in their fields of research. David ... Read more

Reviews for Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction is anything but. Instead, Dave Norman's book is a tour de force on the latest research on these terribly great reptiles, much of it by himself. An excellent read!!
David B. Weishampel, Senior Editor, The Dinosauria ... Read more

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