By David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel
Written for non-specialists, this distinctive survey of dinosaur origins, variety, and extinction is designed as a sequence of successive essays masking vital and well timed issues in dinosaur paleobiology, equivalent to "warm-bloodedness," birds as residing dinosaurs, the hot, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur practical morphology, and cladistic tools in systematics. Its explicitly phylogenetic method of the gang is that taken by means of dinosaur experts. The booklet isn't an edited compilation of the works of a lot of people, yet a distinct, cohesive viewpoint on Dinosauria. Lavishly illustrated with enormous quantities of recent, particularly commissioned illustrations by way of John Sibbick, world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, the quantity contains multi-page drawings in addition to sketches and diagrams. First variation Hb (1996): 0-521-44496-9 David E. Fastovsky is Professor of Geosciences on the collage of Rhode Island. Fastovsky, the writer of diverse medical courses facing Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and their historic environments, is additionally clinical co-Editor of Geology. He has undertaken wide fieldwork learning dinosaurs and their environments in Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Mexico, and Mongolia. David B. Weishampel is a professor on the heart for useful Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins collage, university of drugs. Weishampel is better identified for locating, discovering, and naming numerous infrequent ecu dinosaur species. throughout the Eighties Weishampel won repute for his paintings with American paleontologist Jack Horner and later named the well-known plant-eating, egg-laying Orodromeus, Horner. Now, a decade after his pioneering reviews with Horner, Weishampel is most generally identified for his present paintings at the Romanian dinosaur fauna. he's the writer and co-author of many titles, together with The Dinosaur Papers, 1676-1906 (Norton, 2003); The Dinosauria, (University of California, 1990); and Dinosaurs of the East Coast, (Johns Hopkins collage Press, 1996).