Coverart for item
The Resource Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology, Michael J. Benton

Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology, Michael J. Benton

Label
Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology
Title
Dinosaurs rediscovered
Title remainder
the scientific revolution in paleontology
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Benton
Title variation
Scientific revolution in paleontology
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that nobody predicted - we can now work out the colour of dinosaurs, their bite forces, top speeds, and even how they cared for their young. Remarkable new fossil finds, such as giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers from China, and even a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber - complete down to every detail of its filament-like feathers, skin, bones, and mummified tail muscles - have caused media sensations. New fossils are the lifeblood of modern paleobiology of course, but it is the advances in technologies and methods that have allowed the revolution in the scope and confidence of the field. Dinosaurs Rediscovered gathers together all the latest paleontological evidence and takes us behind the scenes on the expeditions and in museum laboratories, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to a highly technical, computational, and indisputably scientific field today. Benton explores what we know of the world of the dinosaurs, how dinosaur remains are found and excavated, and especially how paleontologists read the details of the life of the dinosaurs from the fossils - their colours, their growth, feeding and locomotion, how they grew from egg to adult, how they sensed the world, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life. Dinosaurs are still very much a part of our world."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MIBLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benton, M. J.
Dewey number
567.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861.4
LC item number
.B4586 2019b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Paleobiology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Paleontology
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • Paleobiology
Label
Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology, Michael J. Benton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
London issue with same ISBN published under the following title: The dinosaurs rediscovered : how a scientific revolution is rewriting history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Geological timeline -- Introduction: How scientific discoveries are made -- Origin of the dinosaurs -- Making the tree -- Digging up dinosaurs -- Breathing, brains and behaviour -- Jurassic Park? (Or not...) -- From baby to giant -- How did dinosaurs eat? -- How did they move and run? -- Mass extinction -- Afterword -- Appendix: Extinction hypotheses
Control code
on1098173161
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780500052006
Lccn
2018956110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1098173161
Label
Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology, Michael J. Benton
Publication
Copyright
Note
London issue with same ISBN published under the following title: The dinosaurs rediscovered : how a scientific revolution is rewriting history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Geological timeline -- Introduction: How scientific discoveries are made -- Origin of the dinosaurs -- Making the tree -- Digging up dinosaurs -- Breathing, brains and behaviour -- Jurassic Park? (Or not...) -- From baby to giant -- How did dinosaurs eat? -- How did they move and run? -- Mass extinction -- Afterword -- Appendix: Extinction hypotheses
Control code
on1098173161
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780500052006
Lccn
2018956110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1098173161

Library Locations

    • Anacostia LibraryBorrow it
      1800 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC, 20020, US
      38.8659805 -76.9785383
    • Chevy Chase LibraryBorrow it
      5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20015, US
      38.9651433 -77.07510599999999
    • Petworth LibraryBorrow it
      4200 Kansas Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20011, US
      38.9421922 -77.02614299999999
    • Woodridge LibraryBorrow it
      1790 Douglas St. NE, Washington, DC, 20018, US
      38.9234096 -76.9791283
Processing Feedback ...