By Stephen L. Brusatte
The learn of dinosaurs has been experiencing a extraordinary renaissance during the last few a long time. medical figuring out of dinosaur anatomy, biology, and evolution has complex to one of these measure that paleontologists usually comprehend extra approximately 100-million-year-old dinosaurs than many species of residing organisms. This booklet offers a modern evaluate of dinosaur technological know-how meant for college students, researchers, and dinosaur lovers. It studies the most recent wisdom on dinosaur anatomy and phylogeny, how dinosaurs functioned as residing animals, and the grand narrative of dinosaur evolution around the Mesozoic. a specific concentration is at the fossil proof and particular tools that permit paleontologists to review dinosaurs in rigorous element. medical wisdom of dinosaur biology and evolution is moving quickly, and this booklet goals to summarize present realizing of dinosaur technology in a technical, yet obtainable, sort, supplemented with brilliant images and illustrations.
The Topics in Paleobiology Series is released in collaboration with the Palaeontological organization, and is edited by means of Professor Mike Benton, collage of Bristol.
Books within the sequence supply a precis of the present country of data, a relied on direction into the first literature, and should act as guidelines for destiny instructions for study. in addition to volumes on person teams, the sequence also will care for themes that experience a cross-cutting relevance, similar to the evolution of vital ecosystems, specific key occasions and occasions within the historical past of lifestyles, weather switch, and the appliance of a brand new options reminiscent of molecular palaeontology.
The books are written through best overseas specialists and may be pitched at a degree compatible for complex undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers in either the paleontological and organic sciences.