Dinosaurs (3rd ed.)

A Concise Natural History

by David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, John Sibbick

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  • 9781107135376
  • 9781316693049
  • 9781316691991
The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of the previous editions, Dinosaurs has been reorganised and extensively rewritten in response to instructor and student feedback. It continues to make science accessible and relevant through its clear explanations and extensive illustrations. Updated to reflect recent fossil discoveries and to include new taxa, the text guides students through the dinosaur groups, emphasising scientific concepts rather than presenting endless facts. It is grounded in the common language of modern evolutionary biology - phylogenetic systematics - so that students examine dinosaurs as professional paleontologists do. The key emerging theme of feathered dinosaurs, and the many implications of feathers, have been integrated throughout the book, highlighted by the inclusion of stunning new photographs in this beautifully illustrated text, now in full colour throughout.

  • Cambridge University Press; November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781316693049
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Dinosaurs
  • Author: David E. Fastovsky; David B. Weishampel; John Sibbick (ill.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107135376
  • 9781316693049
  • 9781316691991

In The Press

'… the most comprehensive and useful text on dinosaurs on the market. It's both authoritative and whimsical, providing the student with a great background on dinosaurs and on the sciences needed to understand them. It's fun to read and great illustrations too.' Kevin Padian, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley