The stuff of adventure movies and scientific revolutions, Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies that are radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. “This history of the discovery of some ...
Author: John Pickrell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
“A tour de force…highlights the odd reptiles that roamed all corners of the earth millions of years ago.”—Sydney Morning Herald From the outback of Australia to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and the savanna of Madagascar, the award-winning science writer and dinosaur enthusiast John Pickrell embarks on a world tour of new finds, meeting the fossil hunters who work at the frontier of discovery. He reveals the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron; an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. rex that once lurked in North African waterways; a Chinese dinosaur with wings like a bat; and a Patagonian sauropod so enormous it weighed more than two commercial jet airliners. Other surprising discoveries hail from Alaska, Siberia, Canada, Burma, and South Africa. Why did dinosaurs grow so huge? How did they spread across the world? Did they all have feathers? What do sauropods have in common with 1950s vacuum cleaners? The stuff of adventure movies and scientific revolutions, Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies that are radically transforming our understanding of the distant past. “This history of the discovery of some of the most outlandish creatures that ever lived, and the excitement of paleontological research, will be sure to both entertain and instruct.”—Spencer Lucas, author of Dinosaurs: The Textbook, Sixth Edition “Fascinating.... Readers learn of beautiful opalised dinosaur bones from Australia and a crested dinosaur found approximately 13,000 feet up Antarctica's Mt. Kirkpatrick, demonstrating that dinosaurs were widely distributed across the globe.”—Publishers Weekly
ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL OF THE ORNITHISCHIAN DINOSAURS IS
PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS. THE NAME MEANS “BONE-HEADED LIZARD” AND
ONE LOOK AT THE SKULL GIVES YOU A GOOD IDEA WHY: IT LOOKS LIKE AN
Author: Mark A. Norell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the curiosities of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck wonder. Digging ever deeper into dinosaurs’ ancient past, science continues to unearth new knowledge about them and the world they inhabited, a fantastic time when the footprints of these behemoths marked the Earth that we humans now walk. Who better to guide us through this ancient world than paleontologist Mark A. Norell? A world-renowned expert in paleontology, with a knowledge of dinosaurs as deep as the buried fossils they left behind, Norell is in charge of what is perhaps America’s most popular collection of dinosaur bones and fossils, the beloved displays at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In The World of Dinosaurs, he leads readers through a richly illustrated collection detailing the evolution of these ancient creatures. From the horns of the Protoceratops to the wings of the Archaeopteryx, readers are invited to explore profiles of dinosaurs along with hundreds of color photographs, sketches, maps, and other materials—all rooted in the latest scientific discoveries—sure to both capture the imagination and satisfy a prehistoric curiosity. The World of Dinosaurs presents an astonishing collection of knowledge in an immersive visual journey that will fascinate any fan of Earth’s ancient inhabitants.
WEIRD. INOSAURS. 30 insects marine newt parthenogenesis sand dunes
unique webbed feet 31. Therizinosaurus Standing on its back legs, this weird
dinosaur was more than 13 feet (4 m) tall. It was covered in feathers and had
claws that ...
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Hungry Tomato ®
Find out where the world's weirdest reptiles live and hunt, along with some of their most bizarre behaviors. Illustrated spreads engage young readers and keep them captivated as they learn accessible, fun facts.
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In 1978 , Bob Makela and I were fortunate to get a tip from Bill Clemens about a
dinosaur that needed identification in the town of ... Achelousaurus is the
weirdest dinosaur I think I ' ve ever seenmaybe that ' s why Scott named it after
Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Mountain Press
When Jack Horner was in high school, he put together a science project that identified and compared dinosaur fossils from Montana and Alberta. Now a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist, Dr. Horner realizes that many of his identifications in that proje
It's a claw from the foot of a dinosaur, and it is the only dinosaur bone ever found
in Victoria.' I held the Cape Paterson Claw! I was so excited that I could hardly
speak. Learning about fossils led to a big breakthrough for me: I discovered that I
Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Get ready for a whole new look at the world around you. You’re about to meet the weirdest, wildest and most amazing animals on the planet. Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? Which animals eat poop? (And more importantly, WHY?!) What’s it like to wrestle a python? Bursting with bizarre facts, packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by one of the world’s greatest living scientists, Professor Tim Flannery, this deep-dive into the natural world will enthral and enlighten readers. It will also make them laugh out loud … and squirm in disgust.
SPORLD ' S WEIRDEST BATS ere are some of the strangest — but real — bats
you ' ll ever see . ... Also available from WhistleStop World ' s Weirdest Birds
World ' s Weirdest Bugs World ' s Weirdest Dinosaurs World ' s Weirdest Reptiles
Author: M. L. Roberts
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc
Provides information on different kinds of bats, including the vampire bat, the flying fox, and the California myotis.
A few million years may have passed , before these destructive events
completely changed the world . On Schedule ? Suppose meteor swarms or a
giant asteroid or comet did cause extinctions on Earth every 26 to 30 million
years . Are the ...
Author: Monica Russo
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Discusses how we learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures by studying fossils, describes how fossils were formed, and offers theories about why dinosaurs disappeared. Includes glossary.
Learn more weird-but-true dinosaur facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.
Author: Dan Gutman
Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that the biggest dinosaur was probably six stories high and half a football field long? Did you know that Utah is the only place in the world where it’s legal to hunt dinosaurs?! Learn more weird-but-true dinosaur facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you're a kid who wants to learn more about dinosaurs or simply someone who wants to know the name for fossilized dinosaur poop, this is the book for you! With more than 12 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
At that time , there were few kinds of fish , but in the age of the dinosaurs they
became more and more widespread and numerous . ... The first fish had one very
important advantage over the shellfish , corals , and other creatures that shared
their watery world . ... BONY FISH CARTILAGINOUS ( GRISTLY ) FISH Bony fish
By the beginning of the Mesozoic Era , weird early fish like Astraspis had died out
Author: Chris Marshall
A colorfully illustrated encyclopedia of a wide variety of dinosaur species.
The Dinosaur Lords Series #1 The Dinosaur Lords #2 The Dinosaur Knights #3 The Dinosaur Princess At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Victor Milán
Publisher: Tor Books
"It's like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones." —George R. R. Martin A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden–and of war. Colossal plant-eaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meat-eaters like Allosaurus, and the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from bat-sized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons. Thus we are plunged into Victor Milán's splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords, a place that for all purposes mirrors 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics...except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engage in battle. During the course of one of these epic battles, the enigmatic mercenary Dinosaur Lord Karyl Bogomirsky is defeated through betrayal and left for dead. He wakes, naked, wounded, partially amnesiac–and hunted. And embarks upon a journey that will shake his world. The Dinosaur Lords Series #1 The Dinosaur Lords #2 The Dinosaur Knights #3 The Dinosaur Princess At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: John Bonnett Wexo
Publisher: Zoobooks/Wildlife Education
Text and pictures present different kinds of dinosaurs and some thoughts on why they became extinct.