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The Resource The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world
Title
The rise and fall of the dinosaurs
Title remainder
a new history of a lost world
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Steve Brusatte
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet's great mysteries. Paleontologist Steve Brusatte draws on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers -- themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period -- into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. He -creates the dinosaurs' peak during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth's history. Brusatte also offers accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made on globe-trotting expeditions, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China
  • A sweeping narrative scientific history that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs. Brusatte examines their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. He offers accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made in dinosaur research, during what he calls "a new golden age of discovery". -- adapted from jacket, Morrow edition
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Brusatte, Stephen
Dewey number
567.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • NATURE / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Paleontology
  • Dinosaurs
  • Nature
  • Large type books
  • Science
  • Paleontology
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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte
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Copyright
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Originally published in 2018 by arrangement with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-532)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs -- Dinosaur family tree -- World maps of the prehistoric Earth -- Prologue: The Golden Age of Discovery -- The dawn of the dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs rise up -- Dinosaurs become dominant -- Dinosaurs and drifting continents -- The tyrant dinosaurs -- The King of the Dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs at the top of their game -- Dinosaurs take flight -- Dinosaurs die out -- Epilogue: After the dinosaurs
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on1035797602
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855925
Lccn
2018019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035797602
Label
The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 2018 by arrangement with William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-532)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs -- Dinosaur family tree -- World maps of the prehistoric Earth -- Prologue: The Golden Age of Discovery -- The dawn of the dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs rise up -- Dinosaurs become dominant -- Dinosaurs and drifting continents -- The tyrant dinosaurs -- The King of the Dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs at the top of their game -- Dinosaurs take flight -- Dinosaurs die out -- Epilogue: After the dinosaurs
Control code
on1035797602
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855925
Lccn
2018019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035797602

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