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    DescriptionThe popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research into the world of the dinosaur? This is the first book explain the latest findings in dinosaur research and the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Taking a new approach to the subject, David Norman combines many areas of science, such as anatomy, genetics, forensics and engineering design, to piece together the evidence of how animal life evolved on earth, and why it did in the way that it did. David Norman also discusses the role that informed speculation and luck has played in many of the major discoveries. Starting with ancient myths of dinosaur-like monsters (dragons) and the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, he goes on to discuss their evolution and the many different techniques used to understand them, including the latest virtual reality animation sequences and engineering design analysis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Norman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 146 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192804198
    ISBN 10: 0192804197
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: RBX
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    DC22: 567.9
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 20
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREHIS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI054000
    BIC subject category V2: WNA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT007000
    LC classification: QE861.4 .N675 2005
    Thema V1.0: RBX, WNA
    Illustrations note
    numerous black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    David Norman is Director, Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge University and directs major research groups in the areas of palaeobiology, anatomy and evolution. He has published extensively on Dinosaurs both for the general and academic market. The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dinosaurs (Salamander/Crescent Books US 1985) has sold over half a million copies and was Library Journal Science Book of Year. Dinosaur! (Boxtree, 1992) was Library Journal Science Book of Year and Palaeontological Society (US) Best Popular Book 1996.
    Review quote
    ...a fascinating series of brief, "all-you-need-to-know" introductions by experts to complex topics. Iain Finlayson, The Times