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Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

  • The only book on this subject
  • Author Jack Horner is very well-known and is the model for the palaeontologist Grant in Jurassic Park
  • Follows successful hardback edition in 1994

By: Kenneth Carpenter(Editor), Karl F Hirsch(Editor), John R Horner(Editor)

372 pages, 242 illustrations, 24 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1996 | #51679 | ISBN: 0521567238
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Hardback | Jun 1994 | #32323 | ISBN: 0521443423
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About this book

In the last couple of decades the study of dinosaur eggs and babies has proved to be one of the most exciting and profitable areas of dinosaur research. This is the first book solely devoted to this topic and reviews, in scientific detail, our present state of knowledge about this exciting area of palaeontology. Chapters in Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs discuss all aspects of the science including the occurrence of eggs, nests and baby skeletons, descriptive osteology of juvenile skeletons, comparative histology of juvenile bone, analyses of eggs and egg shells, palaeoenvironments of nesting sites, nesting behaviour and developmental growth of baby dinosaurs. Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs will be an invaluable addition to Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs collections of vertebrate palaeontologists and their graduate students.

"[...] an essential addition to the dinosaur literature and is the only compact reference work covering reproductive biology. It succeeds admirably in summarizing the current state of knowledge while drawing attention to how much remains unknown."
- Angela Milner, Nature



Foreword: tribute to Robert Makela J. R. Horner
List of institutional abbreviations
Introduction K. Carpenter, K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner

Part I. Distribution and History of Collecting:
1. Global distribution of dinosaur eggs, nests and baby skeletons K. Carpenter, and K. Alf
2. The discovery of dinosaur eggshells in nineteenth century France E. Buffetaut, and J. Le Loeuff

Part II. Nests:
3. Dinosaur nesting patterns J. Moratalla, and J. Powell
4. Dinosaurian eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of Uruguay G. Faccio
5. Dinosaur egg laying and nesting in France R. Cousin, G. Breton, R. Fournier, and J-P. Watte
6. Late Maastrichtian dinosaur eggs from the Hateg Basin D. Grigorescu, D. Weishampel, D. Norman, M. Seclamen, M. Rusus, A. Baltres, and V. Teodorescu
7. Eggs and nests from the Cretaceous of Mongolia K. Mikhailov, K. Sabath, and S. Kurzanov
8. Comparative taphonomy of some dinosaur and extant bird colonial nesting grounds J. R. Horner
9. Predation of dinosaur nests by terrestrial crocodiles J. Kirkland

Part III. Eggs:
10. Upper Jurassic eggshells from the western interior of North America K. F. Hirsch
11. Review of French dinosaur eggshells: eggshell morphology, structure, mineral and organic composition M. Vianey-Liaud, P. Mallan, O. Buscail, and C. Montgelard
12. Dinosaur eggs in China: on the structure and evolution of eggshells Z. Zi-Kui
13. Upper Cretaceous dinosaur eggs and nesting sites from the Deccan volcano-sedimentary province of peninsula India A. Sahni, S. K. Tandon, A. Jolly, S. Bajpai, A. Sood, and S. Srinivasan

Part IV. Dinosaur Babies:
14. Life history syndromes, heterochrony, and the evolution of Dinosauria D. Weishampel, and J. R. Horner
15. Dinosaur reproduction in the fast lane: implication for size, success and extinction G. Paul
16. An embryonic Camarasaurus from the Upper Jurassic Morrison formation B. Britt, and B. Naylor
17. Upper Jurassic sauropod babies from the Morrison formation K. Carpenter, and J. McIntosh
18. Thermal travails of ornithopod nestings: implications for endothermy and insulation G. Paul
19. A baby Dryosaurus from the Upper Jurassic Morrison formation of Dinosaur National Monument K. Carpenter
20. An embryo of Camptosaurus from the Brushy Basin Member D. Chure, C. Turner, and F. Peterson
21. Ontogenetic growth of a new species of Hypacrosaurus J. R. Horner, and P. Currie
22. A nodosaurid scuteling from the Texas shore of the Western Interior Seaway L. Jacobs, D. Winkler, P. Murray, and J. Maurice
23. Dinosaur ontogeny and population structure: interpretations based on fossil footprints from North America M. Lockley
24. Summary and prospectus K. Carpenter, K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner

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