The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

birds evolved from dinosaurs, 199 Chicxulub crater, 176–77 climate theory, 172, 172 (ill.) comets, 174 Cretaceous period, 106 Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary, 183 definition, 165 dinosaur bones, 168–69 dinosaur inferiority, ...

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578592784

Category: Nature

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Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible

WERE THE DINOSAURS KILLED BY A METEORITE ? There have been many ideas to explain why dinosaurs became extinct . At least 55 different theories have been suggested and then thrown out because of problems . For instance , a theory that ...

Author: Paul S. Taylor

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781430712

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This classic book explains how dinosaurs fit into the biblical story of creation. Newly revised to reflect recent scientific findings.

The Dinosaur Heresies

One of the world's leading paleontologists presents revolutionary discoveries about how dinosaur brains worked, how their metabolism influenced their lives, and comments on dozens of other heretical ideas about dinosaur habits and habitats

Author: Robert T. Bakker

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: UCSD:31822007079627

Category: Science

Page: 481

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One of the world's leading paleontologists presents revolutionary discoveries about how dinosaur brains worked, how their metabolism influenced their lives, and comments on dozens of other heretical ideas about dinosaur habits and habitats

Dinosaur Memories

The supernova theory for dinosaur extinctions, introduced during the 1960s, gained headlines equally for its outrageousness as well as its scientific plausibility.(44) Then, in the 1980s, an asteroid/comet impact dinosaur extinction ...

Author: Allen Debus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595229888

Category: Nature

Page: 640

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Dinosaur memories are hard to forget! Most who revel in the current renaissance in dinosaur science, art, fiction and movies, or who enjoy the other appealing prehistoric animals so well popularized by the media have fond recollections of what it was like “growing up dinosaur.” Together with wife Diane and his father Allen G. Debus, Allen A. Debus unveils treasured dinosaur memories and stories about prehistoric animals and paleo-people, spanning from the cold-blooded dinosaur ‘era,’ to the modern wave dinosaur renaissance. Beginning with fondly recalled roadtrips to prehistoric places where T. rex still reigns, Dinosaur Memories ventures into the realm of thunder beasts and explores the rich ‘pop-cultural’ appeal of prehistoric animals. If you’ve ever collected dinosaurs, enjoyed fossil hunting or visits to see the old bones in museums, Dinosaur Memories is a book you’ll still recall years from now! Thirty-five chapters are grouped into seven sections titled, “Roads Into Prehistory,” “Thunder Beasts,” “Dinosaur Worlds,” “Fantasy Dinosaurs,” “Fossil Trickery,” “Paleo-people,” and “Rustlin’ up Dinos.”

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

From Tyrannosaurs to Stegosaurs, The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on Earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today.

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593262

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

Dinosaur Theory

Screenwriter and teacher Chris Tugwell draws on more than 20 years of industry experience to introduce a revolutionary step-by-step approach to an age-old problem - uncovering your story's own singular shape.Dinosaur Theory helps free you ...

Author: Chris Tugwell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1475275781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

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"Chris Tugwell writes with insight and generosity about the illusive art of writing for the cinema.... a wonderful addition to the library of anyone hoping to write a good screenplay." Andrew Bovell (Lantana, Edge of Darkness, Head On, A Most Wanted Man)Each and every great screen story has a natural and seamless shape that lies within the script. That shape might be a journey, a task, a place or a time limit. Screenwriter and teacher Chris Tugwell draws on more than 20 years of industry experience to introduce a revolutionary step-by-step approach to an age-old problem - uncovering your story's own singular shape.Dinosaur Theory helps free you from the tyranny of the three act structure and reveal the real shape that is hidden within your story.Dinosaur Theory shows you how to use that shape to create your own powerful and unique screenplay.

The Dinosaur Feather

During all that time I understood perfectly well why you didn't buy the dinosaur theory. Butnow? New evidence is discovered every week, Clive. And everything pointsto birds being presentday dinosaurs, don't you see?

Author: Sissel-Jo Gazan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857382429

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from revealing her controversial research on the evolutionary origin of birds when her supervisor Lars Helland is found dead . . . his tongue and a copy of her thesis in his lap. As the police investigate the most brutal and calculated case they've ever known, Anna remains convinced someone is trying to stop her research coming to light. She must fight to prove her innocence . . . and fight for her life.

Are Abstract Concepts Like Dinosaur Feathers

However, the theory itself has been vigorously criticised because its principal theses are considered impossible to falsify. The author of this book proposes a new perspective on the conceptual role of metaphors.

Author: Anna Jelec

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM

ISBN: 9788323227694

Category: Science

Page: 150

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The human nervous system evolved for the control of complex physical actions. Yet, we are far from understanding the human capacity for complex abstract thought. One theory suggests that both abstract and concrete thinking is based on a single perceptual mechanism grounded in physical experience. Asking the question posed by psychologist Daniel Casasanto whether "abstract concepts are like dinosaur feathers" we investigate the evolutionary processes that allowed humans to deal with abstract phenomena by putting them in concrete terms. After all, we frequently resort to analogies, similes or metaphors when describing the intangible. We may say "put that into words" as if words were containers into which thought can be stored. Conceptual Metaphor Theory goes a step further by saying that not only do we speak about abstract concepts in physical terms, but we think about them in this manner as well. However, the theory itself has been vigorously criticised because its principal theses are considered impossible to falsify. The author of this book proposes a new perspective on the conceptual role of metaphors. Filled with theoretical analyses and empirical research on the speech and gesture of seeing, blind and visually impaired children, this book demonstrates that the basis for abstract thought may well lie in physical experience.

Difficult Questions on Dinosaurs

This theory is rejected by evolutionary scientists due to their acceptance of long ages for the geological time divisions. They reason that the dinosaurs died out at the end of the Cretaceous, not in the middle. Therefore, dinosaurs had ...

Author: Richard Pittack

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615199917

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This book is not the typical "Questions and Answers on Dinosaurs" book. It is not a book for children enabling them to find out the largest recorded dinosaur, to discover what dinosaurs ate or even how they managed to get up after nap time. An informative book on the biology and anatomy of the "mighty reptiles" - it is not. The series of questions in this treatise of answers has arisen from meetings conducted on dinosaurs. The questions have come from all kinds of people in various and sundry walks of life. Some of the questions were common and not much is to be learned from answers to such generalities However, some of the questions are not only posited by the curious but come from hearts filled with consternation while contemplating the subject of Theodicy. Did the Creator contribute heavily to the world's landscape of tooth and claw? Is the canvass of God's creation not only etched in blood but filled with the stench and smell emanating from the so-called Mesozoic Era of the past?

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

One of the very first in this subcategory, although not involving dinosaurs and substituting archaeology for paleontology, was Isaac Asimov's 1941 “Nightfall,” ... In that sense, the latest dinosaur theory fits us uncomfortably well.

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476624327

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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From their discovery in the 19th century to the dawn of the Nuclear Age, dinosaurs were seen in popular culture as ambassadors of the geological past and as icons of the “life through time” narrative of evolution. They took on a more foreboding character during the Cold War, serving as a warning to mankind with the advent of the hydrogen bomb. As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an eclectic variety of examples, this book outlines the three-fold “evolution” of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters in pop culture, from their poorly understood beginnings to the 21st century.

The Complete Dinosaur

... 583 faunal replacement, 1018–20, 1019 Faux, C. M., 676 feathers and feathered dinosaurs: arrangement of, 387–88; ... 887–88, 893, 894–95, 907; implementation of term, 887; and intermediate-dinosaur theory, 917; and “laminar” term, ...

Author: M. K. Brett-Surman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253357014

Category: Nature

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This is a New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book of 1998. While the inhabitants of the lost world have long held sway over our imaginations, in recent years dinosaur science has experienced an explosive growth. More books on dinosaurs have been published in the past decade than in all the previous 150 years since Richard Owen named these 'fearfully great lizards' (correctly, 'reptiles'), and dinosaur research continues to make headlines. Reporting the latest discoveries and research, this book is an exuberant celebration of dinosaurs and of our ongoing fascination with them. Here, in one volume, is the single, most-authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general reader. So rapidly has the field expanded that no individual can hope to master all the aspects of dinosaur paleontology. For this book, the editors have brought together forty-six experts in subjects ranging from functional morphology and paleobiology to biogeography and systematics to present a thorough survey of the dinosaurs from the earliest discoveries through the contemporary controversies over their extinction. Where contention exists, as over the question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Throughout technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and there is also a glossary of less familiar terms. Readers will find a wealth of information on the study and classification of dinosaurs, on each of the dinosaur groups, and on dinosaur biology and evolution. Not the least among these riches are the more than 350 illustrations (Including 16 pages of color plates), many prepared especially for this volume. The volume concludes with a survey of dinosaurs in the media and a chronology of the history of dinosaur science. This is the single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information, it features: more than 350 illustrations, including 16 pages in full color; each chapter written by an expert in dinosaur studies; includes the latest dinosaur discoveries; new information on the warm-blooded/cold-blooded debate; new insights on the possibility of isolating dinosaur DNA; what dinosaurs ate and how we know about it; dinosaurs in the media; a time-line of the history of dinosaur science; and much, much more!

Where Did All the Dinosaurs Go

There have been many theories about what happened to the dinosaurs. Theories try to explain how facts fit together. Remember that theories are just possible reasons. When scientists formed these theories, the theories seemed right.

Author: Russell Roberts

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 9781545749593

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Many theories have been put forth to explain the mysterious disappearance of the dinosaurs. Did they get too large to survive? Did the climate change too abruptly? Did an asteroid collide with Earth? This inviting book explains some of the theories and examines why they've been accepted or rejected.

The Sauropod Dinosaurs

If the dinosaur predator/prey theory was correct, this would mean that the predators were not only less successful but also less common. When Bakker crunched the numbers this time, the theory held: at Como Bluff, the predatory theropods ...

Author: Mark Hallett

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421420288

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Anyone with a passion for dinosaurs or prehistoric life will cherish this once-in-a-generation masterpiece.The book includes the following features: Over 200 full-color illustrations More than 100 color photographs from museums, field sites, and collections around the world Thoughtfully placed drawings and charts Clearly written text reviewed by major sauropod researchers Descriptions of the latest sauropod concepts and discoveries A field guide to major groups of sauropods Detailed skeletal reconstructions and anatomical restorations A comprehensive glossary

Dinosaur in a Haystack

With black and white illustrations. "Here is a new collection of Gould's unexpected connections between evolution and all manner of subjects, literature high among them.

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061606

Category: Science

Page: 480

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From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution.

Dinosaur Highway

A History of Dinosaur Valley State Park Laurie E. Jasinski ... 79—80, 149; damage from frost, 135, 136; dinosaur attack theory, 83—84, 130, 134, 188n20; dinosaur attack theory—painting of, 134; elongated tracks, 41, 64, 94—96, 128, 132, ...

Author: Laurie Jasinski

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780875654737

Category: History

Page: 212

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Where the Paluxy River now winds through the North Texas Hill Country, the great lizards of prehistory once roamed, leaving their impressive footprints deep in the limy sludge of what would become the earth’s Cretaceous layer. It wouldn’t be until a summer day in1909, however, when young George Adams went splashing along the creekbed, that chance and shifting sediments would reveal these stony traces of an ancient past. Young Adams’s first discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River Valley, near the small community of Glen Rose, Texas, came more than one hundred million years after the reign of the dinosaurs. During this prehistoric era, herds of lumbering “sauropods” and tri-toed, carnivorous “theropods” made their way along what was then an ancient “dinosaur highway.” Today, their long-ago footsteps are immortalized in the limestone of the riverbed, arousing the curiosity of picnickers and paleontologists alike. Indeed, nearly a century after their first discovery, the “stony oddities” of Somervell County continue to draw Saturday-afternoon tourists, renowned scholars, and dinosaur enthusiasts from across the nation and around the globe. In her careful, and colorful, history of Dinosaur Valley State Park, Jasinski deftly interweaves millennia of geological time with local legend, old photographs, and quirky anecdotes of the people who have called the valley home. Beginning with the valley’s “first visitors”—the dinosaurs—Jasinski traces the area’s history through to the decades of the twentieth century, when new track sites continued to be discovered, and visitors and locals continued to leave their own material imprint upon the changing landscape. The book reaches its culmination in the account of the hard-won battle fought by Somervell residents and officials during the latter decades of the century to secure Dinosaur Valley’s preservation as a state park.

The Dinosaur Conspiracy

“I'm not sure. Many things your dad stated here seem real enough. The places are real; Ankor Wat, Dinosaur Monument, Arizona, Peru. It would be easy to verify these documents, your dad's theory. What do you think?

Author: Matthew Coleman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481706841

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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It's a race to seek the truth as Cathy Jurkovich, John Bush, and Carl Bennet travel the world to unravel one of mankind's greatest mysteries. But a dark foreign government organization is bound to stop the three at all costs. The closer that Cathy, John, and Carl are to the truth the more dangerous the journey becomes as each must not only battle the terror hunting them down but also their personal fears and shortcomings. With the backing of a secret organization known as the Twelve the three must overcome the greatest lie in human history.

Archaeopteryx Ancient Wings Dinosaur Books for Young Readers

This dinosaur's status makes it a crucial to the evolutionary theory. Evolution is the theoretical process through which living things are thought to have come into existence. We will discuss this theory in the pages to come.

Author: Enrique Fiesta

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 9781310954016

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Dinosaur Odyssey

Darwin's great contribution was to firmly establish these evolutionary ties in a reasoned, well-supported theory, resulting in a fundamental shift in our perception of the world and the human place within it. The underlying tenet of the ...

Author: Scott D. Sampson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520269897

Category: Science

Page: 352

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"The best general-audience dinosaur book since the Dinosaur Renaissance began in the 1970s."—Philip J. Currie, coeditor of Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, from the foreword “Dinosaur Odyssey is not only a personable and highly accessible tour of the up-to-date discoveries about the gigantic and famous. It also builds on dinosaur paleontology to far-ranging topics like extinction, climate change, and the possibility of life on Mars. The gift to the reader is both fascination and enlightenment.”—Michael Novacek, author of Terra and Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs "An odyssey indeed! One of the world's leading dinosaur paleontologists, Sampson draws on a wide variety of sciences, from astronomy and cosmology to microbiology and ecology, in order to portray dinosaurs as living animals. The reader is in for a treat and will emerge with fresh and valuable insights."—Peter Dodson, author of The Horned Dinosaurs

Tracking Dinosaurs

ervation and Paleoecological Significance of Dinosaur Tracksites in the Western USA . ... Low predator / prey ratios provide one of the cornerstones of the warm - blooded dinosaur theory . Ostrom , J. H. 1969.

Author: M. G. Lockley

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521425980

Category: Nature

Page: 238

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Describes the study of dinosaur tracks as a means for understanding how and where dinosaurs lived, and discusses myths and misconceptions about dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Should Have Gone To School

A look at the theories of Dinosaur extinction with funny by-lines and poetic prose speculation. The book investigates the social lessons humans and students can learn from the dinosaur experience.

Author: Dale Benjamin Drakeford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312441132

Category: Humor

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A look at the theories of Dinosaur extinction with funny by-lines and poetic prose speculation. The book investigates the social lessons humans and students can learn from the dinosaur experience.