Fossil Reptiles of Great Britain

Author: Michael Benton,P.S. Spencer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401105197

Category: Science

Page: 386

View: 1195

This volume details all British sites that have yielded fossil reptiles, describing in detail the fifty most important localities and providing an extensive bibliography of everything published on British Fossil reptiles since 1676.

Tim, Defender of the Earth

Author: Sam Enthoven

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781595141842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 284

View: 3767

When two gargantuan, human-made monsters clash over the future of the human race and the planet, fourteen-year-old Anna Mallahide has a hard time convincing her classmate, Chris Pitman, that he must play any role in the outcome of their epic battle.

British Isles

A Natural History

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0563521627

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 8518

A fascinating look at Britain through time 2004 edition of this highly successful collection Accompanying a major new BBC series presented by Alan Titchmarsh, NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN is a fascinating journey through the natural history of the British Isles from its birth to the present day. The book chronicles the different periods in Britain's evolution, exploring everything from the geology and geography to the flora and fauna that make up its diverse landscapes. Written in Alan's uniquely readable style, this book will appeal to natural history enthusiasts and everyone who cares about the country they live in. - Alan Titchmarsh is Britain's best loved gardening expert and has numerous TV credits to his name including Royal Gardeners and Gardeners'World.

A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles

Author: C. N. Waters

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393332

Category: Science

Page: 186

View: 6688

This report revises and expands upon the 1976 and 1978 publications for the Dinantian and Silesian, respectively, combining them into a single account of British and Irish Carboniferous stratigraphy. The need to update the two Special Reports reflects the considerable advances in Carboniferous geology over the last 30 years. The report covers developments in international chronostratigraphy and incorporates wholesale reassessments of British lithostratigraphy. A huge volume of biostratigraphical information has been published over recent decades and the report summarizes the key information. Carboniferous rocks have long been of economic importance, but it is the search for hydrocarbons, in its infancy at the time of the previous reports, which has greatly increased our understanding of Carboniferous successions offshore and at depth, particularly in southern and eastern England.This Special Report will be a valuable reference for research and applied geoscientists working on rocks of Carboniferous age in the UK, Ireland and offshore areas.

A Field Guide to the Dinosaurs of North America

and Prehistoric Megafauna

Author: Bob Strauss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015087

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 653

A field guide to 60 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals that once lived in what is now North America. Featuring stunning illustrations of each animal by world-famous artist Sergey Krosovskiy and based on the latest paleontogical research, this book provides information about the where and when the animals lived, what they ate, and more.

Dinosaurs

How They Lived and Evolved

Author: Darren Naish,Paul Barrett

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588345823

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 404

"Discover the most successful--and bizarre--animals ever to inhabit Earth: the dinosaurs. Filled with groundbreaking discoveries in dinosaur research from around the globe, Dinosaurs is a state-of-the-art guide to dinosaur biology, anatomy, behavior, evolution, and diversity, richly illustrated with artistic reconstructions that bring these iconic creatures to life."--Page 4 of cover.

In the Presence of Dinosaurs

Author: John Colagrande,Larry Felder

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9780737000894

Category: Nature

Page: 189

View: 2206

Explores life in the Mesozoic era through text and illustrations that speculate on the daily life and behavior of dinosaurs and other creatures who lived in the various habitats of that time period.

The History of British Birds

Author: Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199217513

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 1944

"This authoritative reference work will be of particular relevance to students and researchers in the fields of archaeology and avian biology, as well as a broader audience of general ornithologists and natural historians."--BOOK JACKET.

The Art of the Dinosaur

Illustrations by the Top Paleoartists in the World

Author: Kazuo Terakado

Publisher: Pie International

ISBN: 9784756249227

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 3771

Elaborate dinosaur art by contemporary Paleoartists. These astonishing images of dinosaurs will overturn our conventional ideas about them.

Extinct Animals of the British Isles

Author: Gerlach Justin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326086039

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 8542

136 animal species have become extinct in the British Isles over the past thousand years. This book describes many of these extinctions, from familiar species such as the wolf and the iconic extinction of the great auk, to the numerous insects that have vanished from the islands.

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles

The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

Author: David Hone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147291127X

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9044

'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right, and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurs started small, but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12m (40 feet) long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history. The Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other. This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.

Pterosaurs

Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy

Author: Mark P. Witton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847656

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 7315

For 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds--they belonged to the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with wingspans exceeding thirty feet and standing heights comparable to modern giraffes. This richly illustrated book takes an unprecedented look at these astonishing creatures, presenting the latest findings on their anatomy, ecology, and extinction. Pterosaurs features some 200 stunning illustrations, including original paintings by Mark Witton and photos of rarely seen fossils. After decades of mystery, paleontologists have finally begun to understand how pterosaurs are related to other reptiles, how they functioned as living animals, and, despite dwarfing all other flying animals, how they managed to become airborne. Here you can explore the fossil evidence of pterosaur behavior and ecology, learn about the skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy of pterosaurs, and consider the newest theories about their cryptic origins. This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic. The most comprehensive book on pterosaurs ever published Features some 200 illustrations, including original paintings by the author Covers every known species and major group of pterosaurs Describes pterosaur anatomy, ecology, behaviors, diversity, and more Encourages further study with 500 references to primary pterosaur literature

Flying Dinosaurs

How fearsome reptiles became birds

Author: John Pickrell

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 174224176X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6918

Dinosaurs didn’t die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related T. rex to a chicken Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaurs developed flight and became the birds in our backyards. He delves into the latest discoveries in China, the US, Europe and uncovers a thriving black market in fossils and infighting between dinosaur hunters, plus the controversial plan to use a chicken to bring dinosaurs back from the dead.

The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia

One Encylopedia, a World of Prehistoric Knowledge

Author: Michael Benton,Mike Benton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0753464403

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 7048

Follows the evolution of the dinosaurs from the first lizardlike dinosaurs to the mass extinction sixty-five million years ago.

Feathered Dinosaurs

The Origin of Birds

Author: John A. Long,Peter Schouten

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195372662

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 6765

A stunning visual record of feathered dinosaurs illuminates the evolutionary march from these extraordinary prehistoric creatures through to the first true flying birds and includes an engaging companion text that places these feathered dinosaurs within the larger family of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs of the Deep

Discover Prehistoric Marine Life

Author: Larry Verstraete

Publisher: Turnstone Press

ISBN: 9780888015730

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 4113

A gigantic sea dwelling mosasaur rises from the watery depths and saves the day in the summer blockbuster Jurassic World. However, these fearsome waterborne predators were anything but heroic, at nearly 50 feet in length and 50 tonnes, mosasaurs made tyrannosaurs look like cuddly puppies. Since their discovery almost two hundred years ago, dinosaurs have captured the imaginations of children and adults alike. What many don't know is that "dinosaur" the term refers specifically to land born prehistoric reptiles. Despite being discovered nearly 50 years before the before the first dinosaur fossils, prehistoric aquatic creatures like mosasaurs and plesiosaurs have been largely overshadowed by triceratops, apatosaurus and the fierce T-rex. Dinosaurs of the Deep looks to change this by shedding light on the incredible diversity of prehistoric life that was living just beneath the water's surface. At the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) in Morden, Manitoba lies one of the world's largest public collections of prehistoric marine fossils, including "Bruce" the world's largest mosasaur skeleton. Through a cooperative partnership between Turnstone Press and the CFDC, Larry Verstraete, award-winning author of 13 non-fiction books, presents the fossils of the western interior seaway, with fascinating facts, full colour paleoart and illustrations, and inspiring discovery stories of amateurs teaming up with academics to make astonishing finds that change the way we understand our past.