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Title The world of dinosaurs : an illustrated tour / Mark A. Norell.
Author Norell, Mark, author.
Publication Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Call # 567.9 N
Note At head of title on cover: American Museum of Natural History.
Includes index.
Contents The American Museum of Natural History -- Preface / Michael J. Novacek -- Introduction -- About this book -- What are dinosaurs? -- A history of dinosaur discovery -- Geological timescale -- Discovering dinosaurs -- Dinosaur biology -- Dinosaur classification -- Saurischia. Theropoda ; Sauropodomorpha -- Ornithischia. Thyreophora ; Neornithischia. Marginocephalia. Ornithopoda ; Birds and dinosaurs -- Extinction.
Summary Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the curiosities of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck wonder. Digging ever deeper into dinosaurs' ancient past, science continues to unearth new knowledge about them and the world they inhabited, a fantastic time when the footprints of these behemoths marked the Earth that we humans now walk. Who better to guide us through this ancient world than paleontologist Mark A. Norell? A world-renowned expert in paleontology, with a knowledge of dinosaurs as deep as the buried fossils they left behind, Norell is in charge of what is perhaps America's most popular collection of dinosaur bones and fossils, the beloved displays at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In The World of Dinosaurs, he leads readers through a richly illustrated collection detailing the evolution of these ancient creatures. From the horns of the Protoceratops to the wings of the Archaeopteryx, readers are invited to explore profiles of dinosaurs along with hundreds of color photographs, sketches, maps, and other materials--all rooted in the latest scientific discoveries--sure to both capture the imagination and satisfy a prehistoric curiosity. The World of Dinosaurs presents an astonishing collection of knowledge in an immersive visual journey that will fascinate any fan of Earth's ancient inhabitants.
Subject American Museum of Natural History. Division of Paleontology -- Catalogs.
Dinosaurs -- Classification.
Dinosaurs -- Pictorial works.
Paleontology -- Mesozoic.
Dinosaurs -- Catalogs and collections -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dinosaurs. (OCoLC)fst00893996
Genre Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Addl. Author Novacek, Michael J., writer of preface.
American Museum of Natural History, issuing body.
ISBN 9780226622729 hardcover :
022662272X hardcover

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