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Author Benton, M. J. (Michael J.), author.

Title Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology / Michael J. Benton.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
2020

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Edition Compact paperback edition.
Description 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 20 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-308) and index.
Contents Introduction : How scientific discoveries are made -- Origin of the dinosaurs -- Making the tree -- Digging up dinosaurs -- Breathing, brains and behaviour -- Jurassic Park? (Or not...) -- From baby to giant -- How did dinosaurs eat? -- How did they move and run? -- Mass extinction -- Afterword -- Appendix : Extinction hypotheses.
Summary "Giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia; dinosaurs with feathers from China; a tiny dinosaur tail suspended in Burmese amber... Remarkable new fossil finds may be the lifeblood of paleontology, but it is advances in technologies and methods that have fostered the revolution in the field. Though they haven't roamed the planet for millions of years, dinosaurs are still very much a part of our world. Michael J. Benton takes us behind the scenes on expeditions and in museum laboratories to trace the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in natural history to the scientific discipline it is today. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the bones in a way nobody predicted- we can now work out the color of dinosaurs, their growth, feeding and locomotion, how they grew from egg to adult, how they sensed the world, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life." -- Back cover.
Subject Dinosaurs.
Paleobiology.
Paleontology -- Methodology.
Paleontology -- Technological innovations.
Fossils.
Dinosaurs -- Evolution.
Dinosaurs -- Extinction.
Dinosaurs (OCoLC)fst00893996
Dinosaurs -- Evolution (OCoLC)fst00894005
Dinosaurs -- Extinction (OCoLC)fst00894007
Fossils (OCoLC)fst00933164
Paleobiology (OCoLC)fst01051320
Paleontology -- Methodology (OCoLC)fst01051531
Added Title Scientific revolution in paleontology
ISBN 9780500295533
0500295530

 
    
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