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Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, New York
Dinosaurs -- Evolution, Extinction (Bio
StatementDavid E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel.
ContributionsWeishampel, David B., 1952-
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LC ClassificationsQE861.6.E95 F37 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 485 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3305607M
ISBN 100521811724
ISBN 139780521811729
LC Control Number2004049261

Part IV: Endothermy, Environments, And Extinction takes the focus off of the dinosaurs themselves and discusses three key points. Chapter 15 discusses the evidence of warm-bloodedness in dinosaurs, and is one of the most interesting chapters in the book, in my by: The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs.

This unique book portrays dinosaurs as paleontologists see them. It is the only comprehensive text that takes an explicitly phylogenetic (evolutionary relationship) approach to this group/5.

The dinosaurs are long since gone and the major portion of this book deals with the dating of the dramatic change from the Eocene hot greenhouse earth to the cold Oligocene snow ball earth. A better title would be "Greenhouse after the Dinosaurs (and a clutter of other unrelated things)".Cited by: 3.

Much of the book is about the great extinction of most of the dinosaurs 68 million years ago after evolving for million years. But the latter part is about how birds are dinosaurs, so there was no extinction of all of the dinosaurs.

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Fastovsky and David B. Weishampel is primarily designed as a textbook. Although very readable this text can be used as a resource, the chapters build sequentially reflecting the nature our the science.

The idea within this text is simple: to use dinosaurs as an attractive vehicle to understand aspects of natural history. This handsome book addresses the questions of what the fossil record tells us about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, what their relationship to the rest of the organic world was, and what we can learn from them about our own place in the history of life on our planet/5(3).

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Charles Frankel's book "The End of the Dinosaurs: Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions" is a well-written, thoroughly researched thesis on the theory of a meteor impact that resulted in the mass extinctions of dinosaurs and other species 65 million years ago.

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The book covers exactly what it says on the jacket, including important sections on systematics using cladistic methodology that shows how dinosaurs relate to each other and to other animals/5(16).

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After a chapter on the origin of dinosaurs, the book goes on devotes the next several chapters to describing a wide variety of dinosaur taxa and how they are related to each other. The chapters are grouped into parts, each part starts off with some high level discussion of a taxon/5.

In just a few years, according to this hypothesis, these frigid and sweltering climatic extremes caused the extinction of not just the dinosaurs, but of up to 70 percent of all plants and animals. Written for non-specialists, this detailed survey of dinosaur origins, diversity, and extinction is designed as a series of successive essays covering important and timely topics in dinosaur paleobiology, such as "warm-bloodedness," birds as living dinosaurs, the new, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur functional morphology, and cladistic methods in : Cambridge University Press.

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A Modern Mass Extinction. Are we in the midst of one. And if so, did we trigger it. Deep Time Explore 4 billion years of life on Earth. Deep Time/History of Life: What Is Science. Evidence for. Extinction A misconception commonly portrayed in popular books and media is that all the dinosaurs died out at the same time—and apparently quite suddenly—at the end of the Cretaceous Period, 66 million years ago.

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Once you climb your way out of late Triassic South America, the path of dinosaur evolution comes into much sharper focus, as the very first dinosaurs slowly radiated into the sauropods, tyrannosaurs, and raptors we all know and love today. The best current candidate for the "first true dinosaur" is the South American Eoraptor, a nimble, two-legged meat-eater akin to the slightly later.

Written for non-specialists, this detailed survey of dinosaur origins, diversity, and extinction is designed as a series of successive essays covering important and timely topics in dinosaur paleobiology, such as "warm-bloodedness," birds as living dinosaurs, the new, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur functional morphology, and cladistic methods in systematics/5(18).

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The creationist argument: According to the most fundamentalist interpretation, the Book of Genesis posits a world that came into being a little over four thousand years ago. Creationists insist that dinosaurs were created ex nihilo, by God, along with all the other this view, evolution is just an elaborate story used by scientists to buttress their false claims of an ancient Earth.

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Dinosaurs and chickens. Monkeys to humans, the evolution of life is a story with surprising twists.

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Earth has been home to over five billion different species of organisms. Of all of those living life forms, an estimated 99% of all species are now extinct. We, humans, are currently sharing the earth with about “Dinosaurs were still very adaptable at the end of the Cretaceous, that’s not the sign of a group that’s wasting away to extinction, just waiting for some asteroid to knock them off.