The Complete Book of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Reference to 355 Dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, Including More Than 900 Illustrations, Maps, Timelines and

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The Complete Book of Dinosaurs: The Ultimate Reference to 355 Dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, Including More Than 900 Illustrations, Maps, Timelines and

Format:  Paperback,

256 pages

Publisher: Natl Book Network

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781780190372

ISBN-10: 1780190379

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The ultimate identification guide for dinosaur enthusiasts, featuring more than 355 creatures, written by an acknowledged expert. Fascinating anatomical drawings demonstrate their skeletal make up, and the habitats in which they lived are depicted. The main section of the book is an encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, arranged according to type. Each entry contains a description of the creature's key identifying features, evolutionary adaptations and details of the fossil evidence.

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Publisher: Natl Book Network
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781780190372
ISBN-10: 1780190379
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 6
The Age of Dinosaursp. 8
The Geological Timescalep. 10
Early Evolutionp. 12
Dinosaur Classificationp. 18
Theropodsp. 20
Sauropods and Prosauropodsp. 22
Ornithopodsp. 24
Armoured Dinosaursp. 26
Coprolites and Dietp. 28
Dinosaur Footprintsp. 30
Dinosaur Eggsp. 32
Dinosaur Babies and Family Lifep. 34
Death and Taphonomyp. 36
Deserts and Arid Habitatsp. 38
Oases and Desert Streamsp. 40
Calm Lagoonsp. 42
Riparian Forestsp. 44
Lake Environmentsp. 46
Wetlandsp. 48
Swamp Forestsp. 50
Open Plainsp. 52
Shorelines and Islandsp. 54
Mountainsp. 56
Extinctionp. 58
The Fossilization Processp. 60
Excavation in the Fieldp. 62
The Palaeontologistsp. 64
The World of Dinosaursp. 66
The Triassic Periodp. 68
Placodontsp. 70
Ichthyosaursp. 72
Nothosaursp. 74
Pterosaursp. 76
Early Meat-eatersp. 78
Lithe Meat-eatersp. 80
Coelophysidsp. 82
Primitive Sauropodomorphsp. 84
True Prosauropodsp. 86
More Prosauropodsp. 88
Herbivorous Miscellanyp. 90
The Jurassic Periodp. 92
Ichthyosaursp. 94
Plesiosaursp. 96
Pterosaursp. 98
Coelophysid Meat-eatersp. 100
Diversifying Meat-eatersp. 102
The Late Prosauropodsp. 104
Primitive Sauropodsp. 106
Little Ornithopodsp. 108
Primitive Armoured Dinosaursp. 110
Megalosaurus and its Clonesp. 112
Theropodsp. 114
The Sauropods of Dashanpu Quarry, Chinap. 116
Cetiosaursp. 118
Ornithopodsp. 120
Early Thyreophoransp. 122
Plesiosaursp. 124
Rhamphorhynchoid Pterosaursp. 126
Pteradactyloid Pterosaursp. 128
Morrison Formation Meat-eatersp. 130
Theropods of Cleveland-Lloydp. 132
The Cretaceous Periodp. 148
Pterosaursp. 150
Big Pterosaursp. 152
Early Cretaceous Carnosaursp. 154
Medium-size Theropod Meat-eatersp. 156
Little Feathered Dinosaursp. 158
Fast Huntersp. 160
Spinosauridsp. 162
Late Diplodocids and Brachiosauridsp. 164
Titanosaurids - the New Giantsp. 166
Hypsilophodonts and Iguanodontsp. 168
Iguanodontsp. 170
Polacanthids and Other Early Ankylosaursp. 172
Early Hornheadsp. 174
Mosasaursp. 176
Plesiosaursp. 178
Giant Pterosaursp. 180
Basic Abelisauridsp. 182
Advanced Abelisauridsp. 184
Sundry Theropodsp. 186
Troodontsp. 188
Ornithomimidsp. 190
Advanced Ornithomimidsp. 192
Oviraptoridsp. 194
Therizinosauridsp. 196
Alvarezsauridsp. 198
Dromaeosauridsp. 200
Tyrannosauridsp. 202
The Last Tyrannosauridsp. 204
Big Titanosauridsp. 206
Miscellaneous Titanosauridsp. 208
More Miscellaneous Titanosauridsp. 210
Small Ornithopodsp. 212
The Iguanodontid-Hadrosaurid Connectionp. 214
Lambeosaurine Hadrosauridsp. 216
More Lambeosaurine Hadrosauridsp. 218
Crested Hadrosaurine Hadrosauridsp. 220
More Crested Hadrosaurinesp. 222
Flat-headed Hadrosaurinesp. 224
Boneheadsp. 226
Late Boneheadsp. 228
Primitive Asian Ceratopsiansp. 230
New World Primitive Ceratopsiansp. 232
Short-frilled Ceratopsidsp. 234
Centrosaurinesp. 236
Chasmosaurinaep. 238
More Chasmosaurinesp. 240
Nodosauridsp. 242
More Nodosauridsp. 244
Big Ankylosauridsp. 246
The Last Ankylosauridsp. 248
Glossaryp. 250
Indexp. 252

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