In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.
Having self-confidence has never been a problem for Flint Fantail. He has always believed in himself. Even when every sea creature including his mom told him to stop believing, he continues believing within. Flint understands in his heart he is a superhero but doesn't know how to prove it, especially, when he is the school's geek. He hopes one-day Fancy Talesing will notice him. The one sea creature that always believes in him will be the one to unleash his superhero strength. La confianza en s mismo nunca ha sido un problema para Flint Coletazo. Siempre ha cre do en s mismo. Aun cuando todas las criaturas marinas, incluida su madre, le dec an que pare de creer en s mismo, l continuaba haci ndolo. Flint siente en su coraz n que es un superh roe, pero no sabe como demostrarlo, en especial porque l es obsesivo por la escuela. Espera que un d a Fancy Cantarina se fije en l. La nica criatura marina que crea en l, ser a la que desatar a sus poderes de superh roe.
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, thermoregulation, 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.
Este libro ilustrado para niños y jóvenes contiene datos sobre los dinosaurios, su comida, autodefensa, cuerpo, vida en común, etc. Incluye recuadros intercalados en el texto que contienen descripciones y direcciones de páginas web relacionadas con el tema.