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Weishampel, David B.; Jianu, Coralia-Maria - Transylvanian Dinosaurs - 9781421400273 - V9781421400273
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Transylvanian Dinosaurs

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Description for Transylvanian Dinosaurs Transylvanian Dinosaurs strikes an engaging balance between biography and scientific treatise and is sure to capture the imagination of professional paleontologists and amateur dinophiles alike. Num Pages: 328 pages, 104, 55 black & white illustrations, 41 black & white line drawings, 8 colour plates. BIC Classification: 1DVWR; RBX; WNA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 224 x 163 x 28. Weight in Grams: 660.
At the end of the time of the dinosaurs, Transylvania was an island in what was to become southeastern Europe. The island's limited resources affected the size and life histories of its animals, resulting in a local dwarfism. For example, sauropods found on the island measured only six meters long, while their cousins elsewhere grew up to five times larger. Here, David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu present unique evolutionary interpretations of this phenomenon. The authors bring together the latest information on the fauna, flora, geology, and paleogeography of the region, casting these ancient reptiles in their phylogenetic, paleoecological, and ... Read more

Product Details

Publication date
2011
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press United States
Number of pages
328
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Format
Hardback
Place of Publication
Baltimore, MD, United States
ISBN
9781421400273
SKU
V9781421400273
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99-50

About Weishampel, David B.; Jianu, Coralia-Maria
David B. Weishampel is a professor of functional anatomy and evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is senior editor of The Dinosauria and coauthor of Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History and The Dinosaurs of the East Coast, the last also published by Johns Hopkins. Coralia-Maria Jianu is an independent consultant and former curator ... Read more

Reviews for Transylvanian Dinosaurs
"It is rare to find a book on dinosaurs so literate, well-written, and full of insight and synthesis - particularly when the dinosaurs are so unusual. The authors lay them out for us, situate them beautifully in time, space, and cultural history, and then reassemble them and their world using all the tools of modern science. The result is a ... Read more

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