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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians A Historical Perspective

By: Richard TJ Moody(Editor), Eric Buffetaut(Editor), Darren Naish(Editor), David M Martill(Editor)
394 pages, b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct 'saurians' – a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin – makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurianss in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous 'fossil hunters' and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of 'modern' scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.

Contents

- MOODY, R. T. J., BUFFETAUT, E., NAISH, D. & MARTILL, D. M. Dinosaurs and other extinct saurians: a historical perspective – introduction
- EVANS, M. The roles played by museums, collections and collectors in the early history of reptile palaeontology
- TORRENS, H. S. William Perceval Hunter (1812–1878), forgotten English student of dinosaurs-to-be and of Wealden rocks
- NOÈ, L. F., LISTON, J. J. & CHAPMAN, S. D. ‘Old bones, dry subject’: the dinosaurs and pterosaur collected by Alfred Nicholson Leeds of Peterborough, England
- FANTI, F. Life and ideas of Giovanni Capellini (1833–1922): a palaeontological revolution in Italy
- MOODY, R. T. J. & NAISH, D. Alan Jack Charig (1927–1997): an overview of his academic accomplishments and role in the world of fossil reptile research
- TURNER, S., BUREK, C. V. & MOODY, R. T. J. Forgotten women in an extinct saurian (man’s) world
- SUBERBIOLA, X. P., RUIZ-OMEÑACA, J.-I., BARDET, N., PIÑUELA, L. & GARCÍA-RAMOS, J.-C. Wilhelm (Guillermo) Schulz and the earliest discoveries of dinosaurs and marine reptiles in Spain
- CARRANO, M. T., WILSON, J. A. & BARRETT, P. M. The history of dinosaur collecting in central India, 1828–1947
- BUFFETAUT, E. Spinosaurs before Stromer: early finds of spinosaurid dinosaurs and their interpretations
- WHYTE, M. A., ROMANO, M. & WATTS, W. Yorkshire dinosaurs: a history in two parts
- BOWDEN, A. J., TRESISE, G.R & SIMKISS, W. Chirotherium, the Liverpool footprint hunters and their interpretation of the Middle Trias environment
- NAISH, D. Pneumaticity, the early years: Wealden Supergroup dinosaurs and the hypothesis of saurischian pneumaticity
- WELLNHOFER, P. A short history of research on Archaeopteryx and its relationship with dinosaurs
- SWITEK, B. Thomas Henry Huxley and the reptile to bird transition
- HANSEN, K. L. A history of digit identification in the manus of theropods (including Aves)
- OSI, A., PRONDVAI, E. & GÉCZY, B. The history of Late Jurassic pterosaurs housed in Hungarian collections and the revision of the holotype of Pterodactylus micronyx Meyer 1856 (a ‘Pester Exemplar’)
- MARTILL, D. M. The early history of pterosaur discovery in Great Britain
- WITTON, M. P. Pteranodon and beyond: the history of giant pterosaurs from 1870 onwards
- LE LOEUFF, J. Art and palaeontology in German-occupied France: Les Diplodocus by Mathurin Méheut (1943)
- LISTON, J. J. 2000 A.D. and the new ‘Flesh’: first to report the dinosaur renaissance in ‘moving’ pictures
- TAYLOR, M. P. Sauropod dinosaur research: a historical review

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By: Richard TJ Moody(Editor), Eric Buffetaut(Editor), Darren Naish(Editor), David M Martill(Editor)
394 pages, b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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