The Princeton field guide to dinosaurs
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Barnesville Public Library||567.9 PAU (Text)||33500011304508||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||567.9 PAU (Text)||33500011304516||Main||Checked out||01/28/2021|
- ISBN: 069113720X (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780691137209 (hardcover : alk. paper)
320 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 316) and index.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 December #2
Covering 735 species of dinosaurs, this volume, the work of a well-known dinosaur researcher and illustrator, consists of two main sections. The first is an introduction that includes a discussion on dinosaur evolution, biology, behavior, and more. The majority of the information is found in the "Group and Species Accounts" section and is further divided into three groups: "Theropods," "Sauropodomorphs," and "Ornithischians." Entries on each species are concise and typically include information related to their anatomical characteristics, age, distribution, and habitat. Notes may be used to communicate alternative theories or debates that apply to the species. The volume also contains more than 600 color and black-and-white illustrations, among them more than 130 color life studies (some of them scenic views); nearly 450 skeletal, skull, head, and muscle drawings; and 8 paleo-distribution maps. Described as "the first authoritative dinosaur book in the style of a field guide," this volume is more scientific in its language and approach than many of the other dinosaur books a library will have in its collection. At the same time, the illustrations should attract dinosaur fans. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Gregory S. Paul is a leading dinosaur illustrator and researcher who helped establish the "new look" of the Mesozoic creatures seen in contemporary documentaries and movies, including Jurassic Park, for which he served as a consultant. His books include Predatory Dinosaurs of the World (Simon & Schuster), The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs (St. Martin's), and Dinosaurs of the Air. His work has also appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, and many other publications.
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