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Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History Hardcover – Jan 12 2009
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'I am excited to see that they authors have selected not to overwhelm the student with detail.'
Mark Oiumette, Hardin-Simmons University
'Does an excellent job of explaining cladistics.'
Bill Zinsmeister, Purdue University
'Well written ...the author's sense of humor makes it enjoyable to read; it summarizes most of the important topics in dinosaur paleontology using current information.'
Carol Waddell-Sheets, Canisius College
'This is an outstanding contribution for anyone teaching a course involving dinosaurs... it is reasonably short and very much up to date.'
Sherwood Wise, Florida State University
'It's a nice length - subjects are discussed with the appropriate amount of depth and level of coverage. The writing style and tone is engaging and I like the incorporation of phylogeny.'
David Varricchio, Montana State University
'Very up-to-date information ... superior illustration.'
John Taylor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"...It's the best fit for my course of any book out there because it's focused less on the dinosaurs themselves and more on how dinosaurs illustrate important lessons in the history of life. ...I'm definitely going to adopt it for my course."
-Dr. J Bret Bennington, Hofstra University
"Dinosaurs remain a "hot" topic....To explore their past world, one needs to have a very good guide. With the publication of the book by Fastovsky & Weishampel, the latter is now available...demonstrates an outstanding degree of comprehensity...an outstanding synthesis of the modern knowledge on dinosaurs."
Dr. Dmitry RubanThe German Geological / Palaeontological Journal
"It is an admirable work, something unlike I have seen in other texts in the field. The 240 page lexicon is elegant and freshly instructive. I find this text compact, self-contained and interesting to read...I recommend it for anyone wishing to have a perspective of Dr. Denn's work in process stability and rheology.
Gibson Batch, Rheology Bulletin
"...well-written, highly visual, engaging, and informative book ... Highly recommended." CHOICE
From the authors of Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes a new text designed to excite readers about science by using the ever-popular animals - the dinosaurs - to illustrate and discuss geology, natural history, and evolution. Scientific concepts drive the strong narrative - not endless facts and details.See all Product Description
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The following quote, on the back cover, from Kevin Padian (UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology) sums up the book perfectly:
"...the most comprehensive and useful text on dinosaurs on the market. It's both authoritative and whimsical, providing students with a great background on dinosaurs and on the sciences needed to understand them. It's fun to read and great illustrations, too."
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