Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

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Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade and superorder Dinosauria. They were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous , when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of...

 Lovers of All Ages
is a book by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. & Luis Rey
Luis Rey
Luis V. Rey is a Spanish-Mexican artist and illustrator, a 1977 graduate of the San Carlos Academy, . He is best known for his innovative work in the field of dinosaur paleoart, for example in conjunction with Robert T. Bakker, promoting awareness of the developing evidence for feathered dinosaurs...

. It was published in 2007 by Random House
Random House
Random House, Inc. is the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world. It has been owned since 1998 by the German private media corporation Bertelsmann and has become the umbrella brand for Bertelsmann book publishing. Random House also has a movie production arm, Random House Films,...

.

Table of contents

  • Introduction. The world of dinosaurs
  • Chapter 1. History of dinosaur
    Dinosaur
    Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade and superorder Dinosauria. They were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous , when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of...

     discoveries
  • Chapter 2. Rocks and environment
  • Chapter 3. Fossils and fossilization
  • Chapter 4. Geologic time: how old is that dinosaur, and how do we know?
  • Chapter 5. From the field to the museum: finding fossils
  • Chapter 6. Bringing dinosaurs to life: the science of dinosaur art
  • Chapter 7. Taxonomy: why do dinosaurs have such strange names?
  • Chapter 8. Evolution: descent with modification
  • Chapter 9. Cladistics: figuring out the dinosaur family
    Family
    In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children...

     tree
  • Chapter 10. Evolution of the vertebrates
  • Chapter 11. The origin of dinosaurs
  • Chapter 12. Saurischians (lizard-hipped dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 13. Coelophysoids and Ceratosaurs (primitive meat-eating dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 14. Spinosauroids (megalosaurs and the fin-backed fish-eating dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 15. Carnosaurs (giant meat-eating dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 16. Primitive Coelurosaurs (the first fluffy dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 17. Tyrannosauroids (tyrant dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 18. Ornithomimosaurs and Alvarezsaurs (ostrich and thumb-clawed dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 19. Oviraptorosaurs and Therizinosauroids (egg-thief and sloth dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 20. Deinonychosaurs (raptor dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 21. Avialians (birds)
  • Chapter 22. Prosauropods (primitive long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 23. Primitive Sauropods (early giant long-necked dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 24. Diplodocoids (whip-tailed giant long-necked dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 25. Macronarians (big-nosed giant long-necked dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 26. Ornithischians (bird-hipped dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 27. Primitive Thyreophorans (early armored dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 28. Stegosaurs (plated dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 29. Ankylosaurs (tank dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 30. Primitive Ornithopods (primitive beaked dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 31. Iguanodontians (advanced beaked dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 32. Hadrosaurids (duckbilled dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 33. Pachycephalosaurs (domeheaded dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 34. Primitive Ceratopsians (parrot and frilled dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 35. Ceratopsids (horned dinosaurs)
  • Chapter 36. Dinosaur eggs and babies
  • Chapter 37. Dinosaur behavior: how did dinosaurs act, and how do we know?
  • Chapter 38. Dinosaur biology: living, breathing dinosaurs
  • Chapter 39. Life in the Triassic
    Triassic
    The Triassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about 250 to 200 Mya . As the first period of the Mesozoic Era, the Triassic follows the Permian and is followed by the Jurassic. Both the start and end of the Triassic are marked by major extinction events...

     Period
  • Chapter 40. Life in the Jurassic
    Jurassic
    The Jurassic is a geologic period and system that extends from about Mya to  Mya, that is, from the end of the Triassic to the beginning of the Cretaceous. The Jurassic constitutes the middle period of the Mesozoic era, also known as the age of reptiles. The start of the period is marked by...

     Period
  • Chapter 41. Life in the Cretaceous
    Cretaceous
    The Cretaceous , derived from the Latin "creta" , usually abbreviated K for its German translation Kreide , is a geologic period and system from circa to million years ago. In the geologic timescale, the Cretaceous follows the Jurassic period and is followed by the Paleogene period of the...

    Period
  • Chapter 42. Extinctions: the world of the dinosaurs ends

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