Released on 2020-11-17Categories Nature

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: Mary Higby Schweitzer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429882456

Category: Nature

Page: 548

View: 671

This textbook introduces research on dinosaurs by describing the science behind how we know what we know about dinosaurs. A wide range of topics is covered, from fossils and taphonomy to dinosaur physiology, evolution, and extinction. In addition, sedimentology, paleo-tectonics, and non-dinosaurian Mesozoic life are discussed. There is a special opportunity to capitalize on the enthusiasm for dinosaurs that students bring to classrooms to foster a deeper engagement in all sciences. Students are encouraged to synthesize information, employ critical thinking, construct hypotheses, devise methods to test these hypotheses, and come to new defensible conclusions, just as paleontologists do. Key Features Clear and easy to read dinosaur text with well-defined terminology Over 600 images and diagrams to illustrate concepts and aid learning Reading objectives for each chapter section to guide conceptual learning and encourage active reading Companion website (teachingdinosaurs.com) that includes supporting materials such as in-class activities, question banks, lists of suggested specimens, and more to encourage student participation and active learning Ending each chapter with a specific "What We Don’t Know" section to encourage student curiosity Related Titles Singer, R. Encyclopedia of Paleontology (ISBN 978-1-884964-96-1) Fiorillo, A. R. Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World (ISBN 978-1-138-06087-6) Caldwell, M. W. The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil Record (ISBN 978-1-4822-5134-0)
Released on 2012-08-27Categories Science

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Author: David E. Fastovsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107276468

Category: Science

Page: 433

View: 394

Updated with the material that instructors want, Dinosaurs continues to make science exciting and understandable to non-science majors through its narrative of scientific concepts rather than endless facts. It now contains new material on pterosaurs, an expanded section on the evolution of the dinosaurs and new photographs to help students engage with geology, natural history and evolution. The authors ground the text in the language of modern evolutionary biology, phylogenetic systematics, and teach students to examine the paleontology of dinosaurs exactly as the professionals in the field do using these methods to reconstruct dinosaur relationships. Beautifully illustrated, lively and engaging, this edition continues to encourage students to ask questions and assess data critically, enabling them to think like a scientist.
Released on 2008-02-01Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Dangerous Dinosaurs

Dangerous Dinosaurs

Author: Carey Scott

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405335706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 125

Take a stomp into the past and help your child discover everything they ever wanted to know about dinosaurs. Which dinosaur had the biggest brain? Could Tyrannosaurus Rex smell his prey? How did dinosaurs kill? Whatever your child’s question: the answer is here. From dinosaurs that could see in the dark to pterosaurs that darkened the skies, enquiring minds will love coming face to face with the biggest, smallest, greediest, brainiest, and most scary animals that ever lived. It’s an eye-popping tour of the prehistoric world.
Released on 2016-06-07Categories Nature

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499519

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 869

"Highly readable prose.... Debus is a master at bringing together both the scientific and cultural aspects of dinosaurs, and this book will be warmly received by anyone with an enduring fascination with the prehistoric 'terrible lizards' Highly recommended"--Choice From their discovery in the 19th century to the dawn of the Nuclear Age, dinosaurs were seen in popular culture as ambassadors of the geological past and as icons of the "life through time" narrative of evolution. They took on a more foreboding character during the Cold War, serving as a warning to mankind with the advent of the hydrogen bomb. As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an eclectic variety of examples, this book outlines the three-fold "evolution" of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters in pop culture, from their poorly understood beginnings to the 21st century.
Released on 2000-08-01Categories Science

Dinosaurs and Creation

Dinosaurs and Creation

Author: Donald B. DeYoung

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441243140

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 922

Children, adults, and scientists alike are fascinated by dinosaurs. However, nearly all discussions of dinosaurs in museums and textbooks assume a distant evolutionary beginning to the earth. How can Christians reconcile apparent scientific consensus with the biblical creation story? Donald DeYoung demonstrates that evolution is not the only explanation for the existence and death of dinosaurs. He uses a question-and-answer format, supplemented by tables and figures, to offer the creationist explanation. The fifty questions include: - What was the diet of dinosaurs? - What happened to dinosaurs in the creation view? - Did dinosaurs evolve into birds? Appropriate for more advanced students, this book is a useful reference for home school and Sunday school teachers, parents, and anyone interested in dinosaurs.
Released on 2020-03-03Categories Science

Dinosaurs of Darkness

Dinosaurs of Darkness

Author: Thomas H. Rich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253047427

Category: Science

Page: 332

View: 709

Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world, between 100 million and 120 million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joined to Antarctica. Dinosaurs lived in this polar region. How were the polar dinosaurs discovered? What do we now know about them? Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich, who have played crucial roles in their discovery, describe how they and others collected the fossils indispensable to our knowledge of this realm and how painstaking laboratory work and analyses continue to unlock the secrets of the polar dinosaurs. This scientific adventure makes for a fascinating story: it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends. Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal, absorbing account of the way scientific research is actually conducted and how hard and rewarding it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable life of the past. The award-winning first edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest discoveries and interpretations, along with over 100 new photographs and charts, many in color.
Released on 2009-08-04Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

Weird Fact Puzzles: Dinosaurs

Weird Fact Puzzles: Dinosaurs

Author: Helene Hovanec

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402744455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 431

They’re every kid’s favorite: dinosaurs! So what could be more entertaining than a super combination of facts and puzzles about these appealing prehistoric creatures? This book has an amazing amount of information about some of the biggest animals who ever inhabited our planet. Find out about the different classes of dinosaur, from Cerapods to Thyreophorans; then fit a group of words into a grid to learn when dinosaur classifications change. Rearrange letters to see why dinos had to keep moving around. Solve a crossword to discover where in the world ornithopod fossils turned up. Every page tells kids something they want to know!
Released on 2014-03-04Categories Science

Dinosaurs Without Bones

Dinosaurs Without Bones

Author: Anthony J. Martin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480448025

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 873

“[Bubbling] over with the joy of scientific discovery. . . . Great fun for anyone looking to revive their childhood dinosaur obsessions.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a 165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to learn about their sex lives, raising of young, social lives, combat, and who ate who? What would it take for us to know how fast dinosaurs moved, whether they lived underground, climbed trees, or went for a swim? Welcome to the world of ichnology, the study of traces and trace fossils—such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and other vestiges of behavior—and how through these remarkable clues, we can explore and intuit the rich and complicated lives of dinosaurs. With a unique, detective-like approach, interpreting the forensic clues of these long-extinct animals that leave a much richer legacy than bones, Martin brings the wild world of the Mesozoic to life for the twenty-first-century reader.
Released on 2015-05-20Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Author: Catherine D. Hughes

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9781426311598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 537

The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.
Released on 2010Categories Science

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians

Author: Richard Moody

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862393117

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 399

The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct saurians - a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin - makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. The papers in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous fossil hunters and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of modern scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.