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The Resource Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson

Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson

Label
Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life
Title
Dinosaur odyssey
Title remainder
fossil threads in the web of life
Statement of responsibility
Scott D. Sampson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This captivating book, laced with evocative anecdotes from the field, gives the first holistic, up-to-date overview of dinosaurs and their world for a wide audience of readers. Situating these fascinating animals in a broad ecological and evolutionary context, leading dinosaur expert Scott D. Sampson fills us in on the exhilarating discoveries of the past twenty-five years, the most active period in the history of dinosaur paleontology, during which more "new" species were named than in all prior history. With these discoveries-and the most recent controversies-in mind, Sampson reconstructs the odyssey of the dinosaurs from their humble origins on the supercontinent Pangaea, to their reign as the largest animals the planet has ever known, and finally to their abrupt demise. Much more than the story of who ate whom way back when, Dinosaur Odyssey places dinosaurs in an expansive web of relationships with other organisms and demonstrates how they provide a powerful lens through which to observe the entire natural world. Addressing topics such as extinction, global warming, and energy flow, Dinosaur Odyssey finds that the dinosaurs' story is, in fact, a major chapter in our own story
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sampson, Scott D
Dewey number
567.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861.4
LC item number
.S26 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Paleontology
Label
Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Treasure Island -- 2: Stardust saurians -- 3: Dramatis dinosaurae -- 4: Drifting continents and globe-trotting dinosaurs -- 5: Solar eating -- 6: River of life -- 7: Green gradient -- 8: Panoply of predators -- 9: Hidden strands -- 10: Of horn-heads and duck-bills -- 11: Goldilocks hypothesis -- 12: Cinderellasaurus -- 13: Jurassic Park dreams -- 14: West side story -- 15: Way of all creatures -- Epilogue: Whispers from the grave -- Notes and references -- Glossary -- Art and photograph credits -- Index
Control code
ocn306804585
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xix, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520241633
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o306804585
  • (OCoLC)306804585
Label
Dinosaur odyssey : fossil threads in the web of life, Scott D. Sampson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1: Treasure Island -- 2: Stardust saurians -- 3: Dramatis dinosaurae -- 4: Drifting continents and globe-trotting dinosaurs -- 5: Solar eating -- 6: River of life -- 7: Green gradient -- 8: Panoply of predators -- 9: Hidden strands -- 10: Of horn-heads and duck-bills -- 11: Goldilocks hypothesis -- 12: Cinderellasaurus -- 13: Jurassic Park dreams -- 14: West side story -- 15: Way of all creatures -- Epilogue: Whispers from the grave -- Notes and references -- Glossary -- Art and photograph credits -- Index
Control code
ocn306804585
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xix, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520241633
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009006150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o306804585
  • (OCoLC)306804585

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