The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Author: Darren Naish



Category: Nature

Page: 192

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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

The Great Dinosaur Hunters and Their Discoveries

Author: Edwin Harris Colbert

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Nature

Page: 283

View: 108

A survey of the noted paleontologists who have uncovered and studied dinosaur fossils including information on their findings
Juvenile Nonfiction

Great Dinosaur Expeditions and Discoveries

Author: Thom Holmes

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 985

Outlines several expeditions by paleontologists hunting for information about dinosaurs in America, Africa, Canada, Patagonia, and elsewhere.

Dinosaur Century

Author: Spencer G. Lucas

Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science


Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 71

View: 294


Unearthing the Dragon

Author: Mark Norell

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile


Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 713

Details the discovery of feathered dinosaur fossils in Liaoning, China and the discovery's impact on current theories about dinosaurs and their relationship to birds.

The Great Dinosaur Controversy

Author: Keith M. Parsons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 336

Essays explore the various controversies surrounding dinosaurs, covering such topics as the differences between dinosaurs and today's creatures, what caused the demise of dinosaurs, and if birds are descendants of dinosaurs.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible

Author: Paul S. Taylor

Publisher: David C Cook


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 106

Children often have a big problem understanding how dinosaurs fit with Creation and the Bible. Yet the basic mystery about dinosaurs is easy to solve with the help of God's Word. This unusual book presents dinosaurs as a part of God's wonderful creation and uses them to introduce important Biblical concepts concerning Creation, the nature of God, Man's fall to sin, Noah's Flood, Christ's redemption, and God's plan for the restoration of paradise. Many a new dinosaur discoveries are revealed. "This is a wonderfully unique book. Children will find it fascinating...adults will appreciate its unusual new insights...I am glad to recommend it heartily to young and old alike." and --Dr. Henry M. Morris

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House


Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 176

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press


Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 143

Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved

Author: Ken Ham

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group


Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 879

A dinosaur book like you've never seen before! Not only is the "dinosaur mystery" solved, but you'll be taught the TRUE history of the earth and its inhabitants! Your thinking about this world will never be the same again! A wealth of information combined into one volume, this fascinating book is a perfect addition to your family library!