Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science (Paperback)
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Short Description for Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs When the author was contacted about a new dinosaur find, he found that it belonged to an elite group of fossils. This was a dinosaur mummy! Drawing upon the techniques developed by the dinosaur mummy team, this work takes you on a chronological tour of the handful of dinosaur mummies that have teased the scientific community for 100 years.
- Published: 01 February 2009
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781426203848 ISBN 10: 1426203845
- Sales rank: 262,622
Full description for Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs
Two years ago Dr. Phil Manning was contacted by Tyler Lyson about a new dinosaur find. Tyler had found the fossil remains of a dinosaur. When Phil got to see the fossil remains for the first time, both he and Tyler knew they had an animal that could change the way dinosaurs were viewed. This dinosaur belonged to an elite group of fossils. This was a dinosaur mummy! While Jurassic Park brought dinosaurs to life through models and animation, here the nuts and bolts of science are deployed to piece together the evidence of a past life.Drawing upon the cutting edge techniques developed by the dinosaur mummy team, Manning takes the reader on a chronological tour of the handful of dinosaur mummies that have teased the scientific community for 100 years. In 1908 the first remarkably preserved dinosaur mummy was discovered and excavated by the legendary Sternberg's, palaeontological aristocracy in their own right. Discoveries of dinosaurs with soft-tissue structures from Italy to China, and from the USA to Patagonia will recount our increasing knowledge and understanding of these remarkable fossils. Last and most important, Manning reveals the soft tissues and hard science behind this splendid new find from the Late Cretaceous Badlands of North Dakota. Manning chronicles the progress of the international team of scientists brought together to excavate, record, analyse, and interpret this incredible find.