Bolti ár: 3170 Ft
Internetes ár: 2853 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2005
Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Presents the study of Dinosaurs as a vital science, not just museum-bound exhibits
Original: unlike most dinosaur books this will focus on the science behind the new discoveries, in addition to discussing the dinosaurs themselves
Highlights current controversies, the latest ideas surrounding new discoveries, and the major questions now being investigated
International in scope with examples from UK, US, Russia, Australia, China
The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research into the world of the dinosaur?
This is the first book explain the latest findings in dinosaur research and the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Taking a new approach to the subject, David Norman combines many areas of science, such as anatomy, genetics, forensics and engineering design, to piece together the evidence of how animal life evolved on earth, and why it did in the way that it did.
David Norman also discusses the role that informed speculation and luck has played in many of the major discoveries. Starting with ancient myths of dinosaur-like monsters (dragons) and the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, he goes on to discuss their evolution and the many different techniques used to understand them, including the latest virtual reality animation sequences and engineering design analysis.
David Norman, Director of Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge University
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