The dinosauria

edited by David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, Halszka Osmólska

When the "The Dinosauria" was first published more than a decade ago, it was hailed as 'the best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs' and 'an historically unparalleled compendium of information'. This second, fully revised edition continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses the recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize the field. A state-of-the-science view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermo regulation, and extinction. Its internationally renowned authors - forty-four specialists on the various members of the Dinosauria - contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts. The first section of "The Dinosauria" begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link. This new edition will be the benchmark reference for everyone who needs authoritative information on dinosaurs.

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  • Abbreviations for Figures Foreword Introduction SECTION ONE: DINOSAUR SYSTEMATICS Saurischia Ornithischia SECTION TWO: DINOSAUR DISTRIBUTION AND BIOLOGY Literature Cited Contributors Index

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書名 The dinosauria
著作者等 Dodson, Peter
Osmólska, Halszka
Weishampel, David B
Osmolska Halszka
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c2004
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 xviii, 861 p.
大きさ 29 cm
ISBN 0520242092
NCID BA74680368
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国