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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Reference to 355 Dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, Including More Than 900 Illustrations, Maps, Timelines and Photographs

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By: Dougal Dixon(Author)

256 pages, 900+ colour illustrations and colour maps


Paperback | Nov 2016 | #235936 | ISBN-13: 9781846818530
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Hardback | Dec 2006 | #157227 | ISBN: 0754815730
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Here is the ultimate identification guide for dinosaur enthusiasts, featuring more than 355 creatures, written by an acknowledged expert. A comprehensive introduction explains the Age of Dinosaurs and their classification and development. Fascinating anatomical drawings demonstrate their skeletal make-up, and the habitats in which they lived are depicted in evocative illustrations. The main section of the book is an encyclopaedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, arranged according to type. Each entry contains a description of the creature's key identifying features, evolutionary adaptations and details of the fossil evidence.


CHAPTER 1. Revolution or Evolution? Casing the Impact of Digital Media on the Rhetoric of Science Jonathan Buehl CHAPTER 2. Learning to "Share Your Science": The Open Notebook as Textual Object and Dynamic Rhetorical Space Chad Wickman CHAPTER 3. The Scientific Journal: Making It New? Joseph E. Harmon CHAPTER 4. Evaluation After Publication: Setting the Record Straight in the Sciences Alan G. Gross CHAPTER 5. The Online Research Article and the Ecological Basis of New Digital Genres Christian F. Casper CHAPTER 6. The Chemistry Liveblogging Event: The Web Refigures Peer Review Michelle Sidler CHAPTER 7. Controversies on the Web: The Case of Adult Human Neurogenesis Jeanne Fahnestock CHAPTER 8. Radiolab and Parasites: Podcasting Horror and Wonder to Foster Interest in Science Sarah Wardlaw CHAPTER 9. Online Visualizations of Natural Disasters and Hazards: The Rhetorical Dynamics of Charting Risk Charles Kostelnick and John Kostelnick CHAPTER 10. Meltdowns in the Media: Visualization of Radiation Risk from The Printed Page to the Internet James Wynn CHAPTER 11. Intersections: Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet Ashley R. Kelly and Carolyn R. Miller CHAPTER 12. Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons About Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments Stacey Pigg, William Hart-Davidson, Jeff Grabill, and Kirsten Ellenbogen CHAPTER 13. Afterword: Social Changes in Science Communication: Rattling the Information Chain Charles Bazerman Editors' Biographies Contributors Index

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Dougal Dixon is a geologist who was involved in excavating a dinosaur-rich site in Jurassic rocks at Durlston on the Dorset coast. He is now a full-time writer specialising in earth sciences and has written many reference books with a special interest in dinosaurs.

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