Visual Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

Visual Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Author Dougal Dixon
ISBN-10 1435275705
Year 2008-05-09
Pages 400
Language en

With more than one-thousand full-color photographs, diagrams, charts, cutaway drawings, and detailed illustrations, a reference title covers everything you have ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. Original.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals Author Douglas Palmer
ISBN-10 1770854606
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Firefly Books Limited

A lavishly illustrated who's who of the prehistoric world. Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals is a stunning new reference to 350 of the most amazing animals ever to have roamed the Earth. More than 1,000 full-color commissioned artworks bring the prehistoric world to vivid life and make the book exciting to look at and read. The encyclopedia covers all of the dinosaurs plus the full scope of prehistoric animals, including birds, camels, fish, reptiles, porpoises, apes and many more. Timelines, family trees and hundreds of fact boxes throughout the book will engage and inform readers. Full-bleed illustrations on every page show the prehistoric world in exciting detail. Easy-to-read text presents accurate, succinct and essential information that includes: Classification of animal groups Vertebrate characteristics Common and species names Biology, anatomy, habitats and survival skills Features on animal behavior Accurate labeled illustrations and maps. This richly illustrated, authoritative reference will capture readers' imagination and provide hours of discovery. It is ideal for home and school where it will be especially useful for reports.


Octopus Author Katherine Harmon Courage
ISBN-10 9780698137677
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin

“A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject.” — Kirkus Reviews Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research, we still have not been able to get a firm grasp on these enigmatic creatures. Katherine Harmon Courage dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus and reports on her research around the world. She reveals, for instance, that the oldest known octopus lived before the first dinosaurs; that two thirds of an octopus’s brain capacity is spread throughout its arms, meaning each literally has a mind of its own; and that it can change colors within milliseconds to camouflage itself, yet appears to be colorblind.

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs

The Complete Book of Dinosaurs Author Dougal Dixon
ISBN-10 1780190379
Year 2012-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Anness Pub Limited

An encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, containing descriptions of their key features, evolutionary adaptations and details of fossil evidence, reconstructed in stunning expert illustrations.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Author Dougal Dixon
ISBN-10 0754815730
Year 2006
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Lorenz

Provides illustrations, anatomical drawings, and information about the size, time period, and location for three hundred fifty-five dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.

Dinosaurs The Grand Tour

Dinosaurs   The Grand Tour Author Keiron Pim
ISBN-10 9781615192137
Year 2016-02-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing

From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all. In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, for the first time, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory. And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. Track down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too!

How to Build a Dinosaur

How to Build a Dinosaur Author Jack Horner
ISBN-10 9781101028711
Year 2009-03-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur. Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology on how a few select cells grow to create arms, legs, eyes, and brains that function together, Jack Horner takes the science a step further in a plan to "reverse evolution" and reveals the awesome, even frightening, power being acquired to recreate the prehistoric past. The key is the dinosaur's genetic code that lives on in modern birds- even chickens. From cutting-edge biology labs to field digs underneath the Montana sun, How to Build a Dinosaur explains and enlightens an awesome new science. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Dinosaurs Author Darren Naish
ISBN-10 9781588345820
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Smithsonian Institution

Dinosaurs are one of the most spectacular groups of animals that have ever existed. Many were fantastic, bizarre creatures that still capture our imagination: the super-predator Tyrannosaurus, the plate-backed Stegosaurus, and the long-necked, long-tailed Diplodocus. Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Guide to How They Lived taps into our enduring interest in dinosaurs, shedding new light on different dinosaur groups. Leading paleontology experts Darren Naish and Paul Barrett trace the evolution, anatomy, biology, ecology, behavior, and lifestyle of a variety of dinosaurs. They also remind us that dinosaurs are far from extinct: they present evidence supporting the evolution of dinosaurs to birds that exist today as approximately ten thousand different species. Throughout their narrative Naish and Barrett reveal state-of-the-art new findings shaping our understanding of dinosaurs. Readers will discover, for example, how the use of CT-scanning enables scientists to look inside dinosaur skulls, thus gaining new insight into their brains and sense organs. Dinosaurs is a must-have for all those wanting to keep up to date about these dynamic, complicated creatures.

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi Author Julius Csotonyi
ISBN-10 1781169128
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Titan Books

A treasury of dynamic artworks by a high-profile paleoartist shares insight into his photorealistic style and the influences of other accomplished artists, featuring pieces that use traditional media and modern digital techniques.

Masking the Blow

Masking the Blow Author Whitney Davis
ISBN-10 0520074882
Year 1992-01-01
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press

"Moves the discipline of Egyptological art history to a higher plane. As a result, one can neither engage in the sterile process of motif hunting per se nor be content to regard these palettes in terms of previous definitions of 'stylistic analysis.' "--Robert S. Bianchi, Brooklyn Museum "Moves the discipline of Egyptological art history to a higher plane. As a result, one can neither engage in the sterile process of motif hunting per se nor be content to regard these palettes in terms of previous definitions of 'stylistic analysis.' "--Robert S. Bianchi, Brooklyn Museum

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Creatures

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs   Prehistoric Creatures Author Barry Cox
ISBN-10 0785828605
Year 2011-09-15
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Chartwell Books

An unmatched reference work distinguished by its erudition and beauty, this volume is an illustrated who's who of prehistoric life, a Baedeker of more than 500 million years of evolution on Earth. With entries for more than 600 species, each arranged in its evolutionary sequence, this book presents a panorama of enormous diversity, from predatory dinosaurs to primitive amphibians, from giant armored fish to woolly mammoths, sabertooth tigers and dire wolves. Each entry features a specially commissioned full color painting prepared according to the best research of today in close collaboration with world renowned paleontologists. The records of rocks--fossil bones, teeth, skin, hair and even footprints and nests--have been combined with knowledge of the anatomy and behavior of present day descendants to arrive at informed judgments about posture, color and other aspects of appearance. Lively and informative "biographies" of the creatures accompany these remarkable illustrations: how they moved, what they ate, where they ranged and the habitats and ecological niches they occupied. Comparisons are made wherever possible with familiar living animals, highlighting both the contrasts and similarities. Also included are articles on subjects such as the time scale of evolution, fossil formation and interpretation and convergent evolution. Truly a magnificent sourcebook, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures is both a triumph of scholarship and a work of art.


SEALIFE Author Waller G
ISBN-10 1560986336
Year 1996-09-17
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Smithsonian

Scientific guide to the marine environment, describing the plant and animal life that lives in and around the sea, divided by category, and including discussion of the history of oceanography and marine biology.

Grooming Gossip and the Evolution of Language

Grooming  Gossip and the Evolution of Language Author Robin Dunbar
ISBN-10 9780571265183
Year 2011-04-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber

Did mankind evolve unusually large brains simply in order to gossip? Primates differ from other animals by the intensity of their social relationships, by the amount of time they spend grooming one another. Not just a matter of hygiene, grooming is all about cementing bonds, making friends and influencing your fellow ape. Early humans, in their characteristic large groups of 150 or so, would have had to spend almost half their time in mutual grooming. Instead, Professor Robin Dunbar argues, they evolved a more efficient mechanism: language. It seems there is nothing idle about idle chatter. Having a good gossip ensures that a dynamic group - of hunter-gatherers, soldiers, workmates - remains cohesive. Men and women 'gossip' equally, but men tend to talk about themselves, while women talk more about other people, working to strengthen the female-female relationships that underpin both human and primate societies. Until now, most anthropologists have assumed that language developed in male-male relationships, during activities such as hunting. Dunbar's intriguing research suggests that, to the contrary, language evolved among women.