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Par Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
Par Adrian J Desmond. 1976
Science historian draws on recent, revolutionary discoveries to present a new picture of dinosaurs and their world. Takes exception to… the long-held myth that these beasts were sluggish, small brained, giant lizards. 1976.
Par Wayne Grady. 1993
In 1985, a party of Canadian and Chinese scientists embarked on a five-year treasure hunt in China's Gobi Desert, the… badlands of Alberta and Canada's Arctic. They hoped to answer questions about dinosaur behaviour, migration, and evolution. 1993.
Par Wayne Grady. 2000
Wayne Grady, the science editor of Equinox, and Phil Currie, a Canadian palaeontologist, travel to Patagonia, China, and the Alberta… Badlands. Living in tents, experiencing rain, mud, windstorms, disagreements, and the ultimate glimpse of bone, they try to find conclusive evidence in an ongoing debate: did dinosaurs go extinct, or evolve into birds of the modern world? 2000.
Par Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
Par David Peters, Don Lessem. 1997
Lessem explains that the "biggest" dinosaurs weighed the most. They were plant-eating dinosaurs,the sauropods. He details how dinosaur bones have… been discovered and what scientists have learned from them. He concludes with a description of the Argentinosaurus, officially named in 1993, which may prove to be the biggest dinosaur ever. Grades 3-6. c1997.
Par Elliott Seah. 2015
Ce livre a été préparé par un garçon passionné des dinosaures qui a voulu partager avec les autres enfants de… son âge les informations qu'il a rassemblées sur ces grands disparus. De quelle couleur étaient les dinosaures? Marchaient-ils à quatre pattes? Comment pouvaient-ils courir avec un tel poids? Que mangeaient-ils? Comment se défendaient-ils? Est-ce vrai que les oiseaux sont les descendants des dinosaures? Où peut-on voir des squelettes de dinosaures? Le Petit guide des dinosaures répond à ces questions et à bien d'autres. Il constitue un excellent résumé des connaissances actuelles sur les dinosaures. Années 2-4. 2015.
Par Yves Coppens. 1999
L'auteur, spécialiste de la paléontologie, a rassemblé ici sa conception de l'histoire de l'homme, une science neuve qui n'en finit… plus de réviser ses éphémères certitudes. Une esquisse d'autobiographie, un portrait de la fameuse Lucy, certes pas la plus vieille femme du monde, mais "le squellette le moins incomplet de la préhistoire."
Par Jean Le Loeuff, Christel Souillat. 1997
Repérer un terrain fossilifère ? Distinguer du premier coup d'œil un théropode d'un marginocéphale ? Facile... Os, œufs, becs, cornes… et petits bobos, vous n'ignorerez presque plus rien des mastodontes de l'ère secondaire. Pour les lecteurs d’école secondaire. 1997.
Par Sylvia Funston. 2008
Think you already know everything about dinosaurs? With cutting-edge discoveries and brand new ways of looking at ancient evidence, what… we know about dinosaurs is always changing. This book is the result of over 11,000 real questions asked by curious kids all over North America, and lets you in on everything you always wanted to know - and lots of new things you'll hardly believe - about the amazing world of dinosaurs. Grades 3-6. 2008.
Par Shelley Tanaka, Philip J Currie, Mark Norell, Paul C Sereno. 1998
Describes paleontologists' discovery of dinosaur fossils at major sites in Mongolia, Canada, and Argentina. Presents information on the Oviraptor, Centrosaurus,… and Herrerasaurus, among others. Discusses scientific evidence linking birds and carnivorous dinosaurs. Grades 4-7. 1998.
Par Christopher Sloan. 2000
Discusses the theory that birds are modern evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs, comparing their skeletons and bone structure. Describes the 1996… discovery in China of theropod fossils showing feathers. Explains the functions of various feathers and possible evolution of arms to wings. For grades 4-7. 2000.
Par Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
Par John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
Par Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
Par Dale A Russell. 1989
Par Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Stephen Brusatte. 2018
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.