The Most Complete, Up-to-date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages
Author: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A comprehensive encyclopedia of dinosaur science comes complete with entries and information on more than 800 named species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, facts about historical dinosaur discoveries, and a review of dinosaur biology.
Collects illustrations by ten contemporary paleoartists who draw on cutting-edge paleontology to reconstruct the worlds of ancient animals, including contributions by such artists as John Conway, Douglas Henderson, and Luis Rey.
In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient plants and animals—emerged. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to discover and correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils. These laid a firm foundation for the field of paleontology and supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh and Cope's discoveries generated keen public interest in prehistoric life and rich data for future generations of paleontologists. This book explores the great rivalry between Marsh and Cope, showing how it brought out the best and the worst in them—while bringing humankind a brand-new view of life on Earth.
When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their reclusive grandfather, they think he’s crazy, especially when he tells them about his time machine. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his eccentric stories—even the one about the Chronal Engine in the basement. Now, to save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must pile into a VW Bug, and use the Chronal Engine to take the road trip of a lifetime—right back to the Cretaceous period. With dangers all around, the teens find themselves dodging car-crushing herbivores in addition to the terrifying T. rex. In this ancient environment, can three contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and survive long enough to return home?
Brachiosaurus is known for its long neck and legs, but how do we know anything about it at all? Discover how this famous dinosaur was unearthed, beginning with the first finds of its fossils and some mistaken identities a compelling story of science at work and its amazing results. With supports for the Common Core and visual learning, Dinosaur Discovery Timelines provide a fresh approach to prehistoric creatures.
This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery. Books on dinosaurs are usually arranged by classification or epoch, but this unique work tells the story chronologically, in order of the key finds that shaped our understanding and brought these creatures to life for the public. From the fragmentary remains of giant extinct animals found in the early 1800s to the dinosaur wars in the American West to the amazing near-complete skeletons found around the world today, Darren Naish tells how these discoveries have led not only to the recognition of new species and whole new groups, but also to new theories of evolutionary history. Along the way, we encounter dinosaurs both familiar and obscure-including Tyrannosaurus rex, the giant sauropods, and most recently, the feathered dinosaurs of China. As he describes these significant finds, Naish explains in clear, accessible language, how our ideas about dinosaur appearance, biology, and behavior have developed and changed over time, and what the state of knowledge is today. • Discusses each major dinosaur group • Illuminates the human side of fossil discoveries by describing explorers, scientists, and artists • Beautifully designed pages feature extensive captions, engaging text, and sidebars throughout on select topics of interest • Almost 200 illustrations include historical and contemporary photographs, art works, drawings, and maps
Books about Atlantis, Dinosaur Books, Egyptology Books, Mesoamerican Studies Books, Atlantis in Popular Culture, the B
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 50. Chapters: Books about Atlantis, Dinosaur books, Egyptology books, Mesoamerican studies books, Atlantis in popular culture, The Bible Unearthed, A Short History of Progress, Magnetic Surveying in Archaeology, Description de l'Egypte, Facts on the Ground, Timaeus, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Critias, Where Troy Once Stood, Oera Linda Book, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest, The Mexican Dream, Or, The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations, Atlantis Found, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, Stonehenge in its landscape, Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, Zahi Hawass bibliography, Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial, Lost Continents, Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life, The Maracot Deep, National Geographic Dinosaurs, The Broken Spears, Aku-Aku, The Modern Antiquarian, From Atlantis to the Sphinx, Oedipus Aegyptiacus, The Dinosaur Heresies, Did God Have a Wife?, An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs, Hermocrates, Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel, Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, The Standing Stones of Caithness, The Dinosauria, The Day of the Dinosaur, El Peru, The Message of the Sphinx, Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, Feathered Dinosaurs of China, Attack from Atlantis, Atlantean Chronicles, Romance of Atlantis, World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, The Megalithic European, The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come from?, Gods, Graves and Scholars, The Old Straight Track, The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: A Visual Who's Who of...
- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.