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Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science

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By: Phillip Manning

320 pages, b&w illus

National Geographic Society

Hardback | Jan 2008 | #172400 | ISBN-13: 9781426202193
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Drawing upon the cutting edge techniques developed by the dinosaur mummy team, Manning takes the reader on a chronological tour of the handful of dinosaur mummies that have teased the scientific community for 100 years.

In 1908 the first remarkably preserved dinosaur mummy was discovered and excavated by the legendary Sternberg's, palaeontological aristocracy in their own right. Discoveries of dinosaurs with soft-tissue structures from Italy to China, and from the USA to Patagonia will recount our increasing knowledge and understanding of these remarkable fossils.

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Dr Phil Manning teaches vertebrate paleontology and evolution at the University of Manchester, is a Research Fellow at The Manchester Museum and council member of the Palaeontological Association (London). He has ongoing international collaborations with key researchers working at the field localities and diverse university faculties (at Yale, Amherst and Manchester). He is recognised as playing a leading role in the public engagement of science informing and appearing in many documentaries on the BBC, History Channel and other broadcasters around the globe.

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