Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia
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Written for the general reader, this book is both a colorful introduction to the history and study of dinosaurs and an eye-opening survey of dinosaur discoveries in Spain. At the time of the dinosaurs, Iberia was in the process of becoming a peninsula of Continental Europe and looked very different than it does today. Now an area only slightly larger than Vermont and New Hampshire, Eastern Iberia contains one of the richest fossil records of Mesozoic vertebrates in Europe. This record spans an 80-million-year period that includes key moments in Earth's history, such as the extinction events at the Jurassic-Cretaceous and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundaries. Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia tells the story of Iberia's tumultuous geological history and presents a detailed synthesis of the region's dinosaur discoveries, with fact sheets and reconstructions of each species found there. This volume also describes the flora and fauna that made up the ancient ecosystems and explores the paleobiogeography of this dynamic region.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 33.78mm | 88g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253356229
  • 9780253356222
  • 788,100

Table of contents

Preface: The Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia /Angel Galobart
Acknowledgments
1: Paleontological Discoveries and Studies /Angel Galobart, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Maite Suner and Jose Ignacio Canudo
2. The Geological Context: The Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous /Carlos de Santisteban and Andres Santos-Cubedo
3. The Geological Context: The Upper Cretaceous Peninsula /Oriol Oms, Violeta Riera and Carlos de Santisteban
4. History and Classification of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Josep Marmi and Marc Furio
5. Origin and Diversity of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Marc Furio and Josep Marmi
6. The Study of Dinosaur Fossils /Bernat Vila, Maite Suner, Begona Poza, Josep Fortuny, Elena Nieto and Angel Galobart
7. Saurischians through Time /Bernat Vila, Maite Suner, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Jose Ignacio Canudo, Begona Poza and Angel Galobart
8. Ornithischians through Time /Rodrigo Gaete, Jose Ignacio Canudo and Andres Santos-Cubedo
9. Fauna and Flora in the Age of Dinosaur /Josep Marmi, Carles Martin-Closas, Xavier Delclos and Begona Poza
10. Global Distribution and Dinosaur Environments of Eastern Iberia /Josep Fortuny, Bernat Vila, Marc Furio, and Carlos de Santisteban
11. Mass Extinctions and the End of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Angel Galobart and Rodrigo Gaete
12. The Reconstruction of Dinosaurs and their World /Oscar Sanisidro
Sites, Museums, and Paleontological Research Centers in Eastern Iberia
References
Contributors
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Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia is a fascinating introduction to the past, present and on-going studies into, not only the dinosaurs that inhabited the area, but also the other flora and fauna that shared their environment. * saurian.blogspot.com * Written for the general reader, this book is both a colorful introduction to the history and study of dinosaurs and an eye-opening survey of dinosaur discoveries in Spain. . . . A must have for those interested in the dinosaurs and other Mesozoic life of the region! * www.guardian.co.uk * Overall, the volume is well written, well translated, and forms a cohesive whole. Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia is a valuable work for anyone with a serious interest in Mesozoic ecosystems. * Quarterly Review of Biology * [T]his is one of the most visually appealing books available on this subject, and there are many with which to compare it. A magnificent, detailed, and highly contemporary overview of dinosaur science. . . . Essential. * Choice * [T]his book is a must read for anyone remotely interested in dinosaurs. . . . Coupled with amazing photographs and diagrams, this book not only introduces the dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia to the world, it also presents the basics of vertebrate paleontology and clearly defines the somewhat difficult topics on an easy-to-comprehend level. What a great read! * Priscum *
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About Angel Galobart

Angel Galobart is the director of the research group on Mesozoic Fauna at the Institut Catala de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.

Maite Suner is Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Valencia.

Begona Poza is a paleontologist at Consorci Ruta Minera.
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