• Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates, 1969-1972 (The Geological Society of America, Memoir 141)

    By J.T. Gregory

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813711416
    • Publisher: The Geological Society of America
    • Published: 1973
  • Big Bird! - Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters

    By Ken Gerhard

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781905723089
    • Publisher: CFZ Press
    • Published: February 2007
  • Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants (Life of the Past)

    By Nicole Klein

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253355089
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: October 2010
    "Provide[s] much new information on the biology of sauropod dinosaurs; information extrapolated from studies of extant animals and from unique, new methodologies for examining fossil material."---Virginia Tidwell, Denver Museum of Nature and ScienceSauropods, those lumbering plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such an enormous size? Working groups in Germany and Switzerland representing disciplines ranging from engineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answers to these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the current state of the groups' research. Covering nutrition, physiology, skeletal structure and body plans, and growth, this volume provides the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these giant dinosaurs.The largest land-living animals ever, sauropod dinosaurs weighed in at more than to tons and sometimes even over 50 tons. They were an order of magnitude larger than the largest land mammals and ornithischian dinosaurs. Sauropods also were longer lived than any other major herbivore group and dominated terrestrial ecosystems for 110 million years, from the Middle Jurassic to the end of the Cretaceous. Recognizing that the key to sauropod gigantism must lie in their biology, a group of scientists with highly diverse backgrounds founded a joint research project, DFG Research Unit 533 "Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: The Evolution of Gigantism." Their findings are presented in the 18 chapters of this volume edited by four paleontologists at the University of Bonn in Germany.The book opens with a synthesis of the sauropods and their gigantism, followed by three chapters on the plant and animal factors involved in sauropod nutritional biology. The next four chapters on metabolism and growth demonstrate that sauropods must have had an avian-style respiratory system and high growth rates, which were probably fueled by a high metabolic rate. Sauropod biomechanics are treated extensively in the next eight chapters, showing that the sauropod body was a large and extremely lightweight construction adapted to the energy-efficient harvesting of plant food and to providing protection from predation by its sheer size. Information on sauropod growth, life cycles, and reproductive biology is provided in two chapters on bone microstructure and egg occurrences. The combination of efficient food uptake, high growth rates fueled by high metabolic rates, an avian-style respiratory system, and many small offspring emerges as the explanation for the exceptional body size of sauropod dinosaurs. These findings impact many other groups of fossil and recent vertebrates but also the meaning of body size in general.
  • Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie's Dinosaur

    By Tom Rea

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822958468
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: May 2004
    After its unearthing from the Wyoming badlands in 1899, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie set out to display his prized dinosaur, the most complete fossil skeleton ever unearthed, that soon set off a public storm of interest for these incredible creatures around the world.
  • The Book of Missionary Heroes

    By Basil Mathews

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    • ISBN-13: 9781376088274
    • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • The Call of Distant Mammoths

    By Peter Douglas Ward

    Our Price: $37.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387949154
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 1997
  • Carnivorous Dinosaurs

    By Kenneth Carpenter

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253345394
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: June 2005
    The meat-eating donosaurs, or Theropoda, include some of the fiercest predators that ever lived. Some of the group's members survive to this day--as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents seventeen chapters on a variety of othe rtopics. It is organized into three parts. Part 1 explores morphological details that are important for understanding therpod systematics. Part 2 focuses on specific regions of theropod anatomy & biomechanics. Part 3 examines various lines of evidence that reveal something about theropods as living creatures.
  • The Cave Bear Story: Life and Death of a Vanished Animal

    By Björn Kurtén

    Our Price: $29.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231103619
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: April 1995
    A complete natural history of the great Ice-Age beast, chronicling the discovery of the early bear caves, the animal's evolution to its extinction approximately ten thousand years ago, and its relationship with man
  • Chinese Fossil Vertebrates

    By Spencer G. Lucas

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231084833
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: November 2001
  • A Closer Look at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

    By Megan Wilkins

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780914019787
    • Publisher: Discover Your Northwest
  • The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition (Life of the Past)

    By M. K. Brett-Surman

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253357014
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: June 2012
    Praise for the first edition:"A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" —Science "The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." —American Reference Books Annual"An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." —Library Journal (starred review)"Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." —Publishers Weekly"Stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings.... Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." —New Scientist"The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." —Natural HistoryWhat do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it? How did dinosaurs grow, move, eat, and reproduce? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? How intelligent were they? How are the various groups of dinosaurs related to each other, and to other kinds of living and extinct vertebrates? What can the study of dinosaurs tell us about the process of evolution? And why did typical dinosaurs become extinct? All of these questions, and more, are addressed in the new, expanded, second edition of The Complete Dinosaur. Written by many of the world's leading experts on the "fearfully great" reptiles, the book's 45 chapters cover what we have learned about dinosaurs, from the earliest discoveries of dinosaurs to the most recent controversies. Where scientific contention exists, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere.
  • The Complete T. Rex

    By John R. Horner

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671741853
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 1993
    How stunning new discoveries are changing our understanding of the world's most famous dinosaur.
  • Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific

    By Kirk R. Johnson

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781555917432
    • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
    • Published: September 2018
  • Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway

    By Kirk Johnson

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555914516
    • Published: October 2007
    Armed with little more than determination, a fine set of wheels, and decades of college, Johnson (Denver Museum of Nature and Science) and artist Troll set off to find every sort of fossil and fossil-related person they could on a 5,000-mile trip through Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Along the way they describe the basics of paleontology as they encounter people whose souls commune with the bones of dinosaurs, traces of life millions of years old, and fossils visible at 65 MPH. In this travelogue and field guide they teach budding paleonerds about why the fossils are there, how to locate them, and what to do once they find them. This is masterfully illustrated (you are probably wearing one of Troll's tee-shirts right now) and Johnson and Troll are very entertaining hosts. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)