By: Anthony J Martin
456 pages, Col photos, bw photos, illus, figs, tabs
New edition of this introductory textbook, that seeks to balance scientific rigor with a lively text to show how dinosaurs lived and died as well as what happened to them after they died, with a look at body fossils, trace fossils and taphonomy.
The text is very appropriate for an introductory course on dinosaurs. The material is up to date, the pedagogy is excellent, and the explanations of technical material are accessible. I've already used this text, and will continue to do so - the new edition is an excellent improvement. Raymond Freeman-Lynde, University of Georgia "Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs is packed with information and covers the essential topics thoroughly. Martin's style makes the reading fun and easy, so that the information is easy to assimilate. In addition, the website is an excellent resource, providing a wealth of information and links for further exploration." Gus Winterfeld, Idaho State University
Preface 1. Why Study Dinosaurs? 2. Overview of Scientific Methods 3. History of Dinosaur Studies 4. Paleontology and Geology as Sciences 5. Dinosaur Anatomy and Classification 6. Dinosaur Evolution 7. Dinosaur Taphonomy 8. Dinosaur Physiology 9. Theropoda 10. Sauropodomorpha 11. Ornithopoda 12. Thyreophora 13. Marginocephalia 14. Dinosaur Ichnology 15. Birds as Dinosaurs 16. Dinosaur Extinctions Glossary Index
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Anthony Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Emory University, where he has taught for 15 years.
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