The Sauropod Dinosaurs

Life in the Age of Giants

Author: Mark Hallett,Mathew J. Wedel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421420295

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 7010

From The Land Before Time to Jurassic Park, images of fantastically large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs have captured our imaginations. These are the sauropods: centerpieces of museums and gentle giants of the distant past. Imagine what it must have been like to crest a hill and see in the valley below not just one sauropod, but an entire herd, feeding its way across the landscape. The most massive land animals ever to have lived, sauropods roamed widely across the continents through most of the "Age of Dinosaurs" from about 220 to 65 million years ago. They reached incredible sizes, giving rise to the question: Why were they so big? Early guesses suggested that they gained protection from predators by virtue of their size, which also allowed them to reach the tops of trees in order to eat leaves and conifer needles. More recent hypotheses hold that they needed a long and complicated digestive tract due to their consumption of low-nutrient food sources: size was an offshoot of that need. Whatever the explanation, there is little doubt that natural selection produced something extraordinary when the Sauropoda diversified into a wide variety of species. This book combines majestic artwork and the best of paleontological research to resurrect the lives of sauropods. The Sauropod Dinosaurs shows how these amazing creatures raised and defended their young, traveled in groups, and interacted with the rich diversity of Mesozoic plants and animals. Beautiful enough to sit on the coffee table, the book also serves as the best reference available on these bygone giants. Anyone with a passion for dinosaurs or prehistoric life will cherish this once-in-a-generation masterpiece. The book includes the following features:· Over 200 full-color illustrations· More than 100 color photographs from museums, field sites, and collections around the world· Thoughtfully placed drawings and charts· Clearly written text reviewed by major sauropod researchers· Descriptions of the latest sauropod concepts and discoveries· A field guide to major groups of sauropods· Detailed skeletal reconstructions and anatomical restorations· A comprehensive glossary

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Understanding the Life of Giants

Author: Nicole Klein,Kristian Remes,Carole T. Gee,P. Martin Sander

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253355087

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 7477

of sauropod dinosaurs. These findings impact many other groups of fossil and recent vertebrates but also the meaning of body size in general. --Book Jacket.

Newton - Wie ein Arschloch das Universum neu erfand

Author: Florian Freistetter

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7335

Im 17. Jahrhundert war es höchste Zeit, dass ein Genie auftauchte und Schneisen ins Dickicht des Unwissens schlug. Isaac Newton war dieses Genie. Und ein Arschloch. Science Buster Florian Freistetter zeigt, wie intrigant und hinterhältig Newton wirklich war und dass sein Hass auf Robert Hooke und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz keine Grenzen kannte. Gleichzeitig beweist er, dass Newton die Physik niemals revolutioniert hätte, wenn er nicht solch ein Kotzbrocken gewesen wäre. Wenn Genialität auf Streitsucht trifft – und dabei ein kosmisches Arschloch herauskommt, davon erzählt Freistetters Buch mit schonungslosem Humor.

The Age of Reptiles

Author: Edwin H. Colbert

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147959

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2296

Amply illustrated review of astonishing creatures that ruled the earth for some 180 million years. Interrelationships between amphibians and reptiles, birds and mammals, more. Updated addendum.

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5962

Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

Von Tieren und Menschen

Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen

Author: Carl Hagenbeck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843070792

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4054

Carl Hagenbeck: Von Tieren und Menschen. Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen Erstdruck: Berlin (Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus) 1908. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Hagenbeck, Carl: Von Tieren und Menschen. Leipzig: Paul List, 1967. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lovis Corinth: Porträt Carl Hagenbecks mit dem Walroß Pallas, 1911. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Apatosaurus and Other Giant Long-Necked Plant-Eaters

Author: Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761410225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1295

Discusses the traits and habits of Apatosaurus and other giant long-necked plant-eaters.

The Mesozoic Era

Age of Dinosaurs

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615301038

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 7284

Explores dinosaurs from Sir Richard Owen's first attempts in classifying the strange bones found in his country to the new and contradictory ideas of what they were.

The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dinosaurs--but Were Too Terrified to Ask

Author: Paul Dowswell,John Malam,Steve Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405437561

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 255

View: 5826

Describes the origins, habits, and anatomy of dinosaurs, profiles specific dinosaurs and contemporary flying and aquatic reptiles, and discusses theories about their extinction and the search for their remains.

Dinosaurs in Australia

Mesozoic Life from the Southern Continent

Author: Benjamin P Kear,Robert J Hamilton-Bruce


ISBN: 0643102310

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 2285

Over the last few decades our understanding of what Australia was like during the Mesozoic Era has changed radically. A rush of new fossil discoveries, together with cutting-edge analytical techniques, has created a much more detailed picture of ancient life and environments from the great southern continent. Giant dinosaurs, bizarre sea monsters and some of the earliest ancestors of Australia’s unique modern animals and plants all occur in rocks of Mesozoic age. Ancient geographical positioning of Australia close to the southern polar circle and mounting geological evidence for near freezing temperatures also make it one of the most unusual and globally significant sources of fossils from the age of dinosaurs. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of current research on Australian Mesozoic faunas and floras, with a balanced coverage of the many technical papers, conference abstracts and unpublished material housed in current collections. It is a primary reference for researchers in the fields of palaeontology, geology and biology, senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, secondary level teachers, as well as fossil collectors and anyone interested in natural history. Dinosaurs in Australia is fully illustrated in colour with original artworks and 12 reconstructions of key animals. It has a foreword by Tim Flannery and is the ideal book for anybody seeking to know more about Australia’s amazing age of dinosaurs.


Author: Caroline Bingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831010516

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 127

View: 5717


Author: Joachim Oppermann,Manfred Rohrbeck

Publisher: TESSLOFF Verlag

ISBN: 9783788602550

Category: Children's literature, German

Page: 48

View: 8875

Die Geschichte einer Tierfamilie aus der Vorzeit, zu der die riesige Donnerechse und der wilde König der Tyrannenechsen gehörten.


The Earth Shaker

Author: David Gillette,Mark Hallett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231515511

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 4170

The first book to clearly explain the science used by paleontologists and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known----and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. The book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah

Author: David D. Gillette

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557916349

Category: Science

Page: 554

View: 8293

The 52 papers in this vary in content from summaries or state-of-knowledge treatments, to detailed contributions that describe new species. Although the distinction is subtle, the title (Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah) indicates the science of paleontology in the state of Utah, rather than the even more ambitious intent if it were given the title “Vertebrate Paleontology of Utah” which would promise an encyclopedic treatment of the subject. The science of vertebrate paleontology in Utah is robust and intense. It has grown prodigiously in the past decade, and promises to continue to grow indefinitely. This research benefits everyone in the state, through Utah’s muse ums and educational institutions, which are the direct beneficiaries.

Jurassic Park

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453811508


Page: 576

View: 9810

Anansi the Talking Spider and Other Legendary Creatures of Africa

Author: Craig Boutland

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 153822707X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6128

African culture, like many others around the world, is rich with tales of legendary animals and creatures. Readers of this captivating book will love learning about these fascinating stories, from that of Anansi, a cunning spider, to that of Grootslang, a creepy, cave-dwelling creature said to live in South Africa. The engaging stories are accompanied by colorful images and illuminating sidebars. Readers are taught to understand the meaning of legends but are also presented with information regarding the cultures these tales come from.