April 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
The Topics in Paleobiology Series is published in collaboration with the Palaeontological Association, and is edited by Professor Mike Benton, University of Bristol.
Books in the series provide a summary of the current state of knowledge, a trusted route into the primary literature, and will act as pointers for future directions for research. As well as volumes on individual groups, the series will also deal with topics that have a cross-cutting relevance, such as the evolution of significant ecosystems, particular key times and events in the history of life, climate change, and the application of a new techniques such as molecular palaeontology.
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Chapter 1 An Introduction to Dinosaurs 1
Chapter 2 Hard Tissues 29
Chapter 3 Soft Tissues 65
Chapter 4 Phylogeny 88
Chapter 5 Form 117
Chapter 6 Locomotion and Posture 135
Chapter 7 Feeding and Diet 159
Chapter 8 Reproduction, Growth, and Physiology 191
Chapter 9 Paleoecology and Dwelling 227
Chapter 10 Macroevolution and Extinction 242
Plate section between pp. 131 and 132
“Anyone serious about learning details of dinosaur biology would do no better than to read this book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers.” (Choice, 1 November 2012)
“It is up-to-date, well-researched and the topics are perceptively argued or discussed, and I would unhesitatingly recommend it, as ‘start-up’ reading, to my own undergraduates and research students.” (Geological Magazine, 2012)
"This is a reference work of wide-ranging technical expertise
that reads like a good piece of science journalism. Forgive the
cliché but I couldnt put it down. .....an excellent reference
and a quick way to get up to speed on the fascinating and
fast-evolving world of dinosaur research."
—J. Bret Bennington Priscum Vol 21, Issue1 (Winter 2014)
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