Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

David Norman


the recognition of dinosaurs turns out by no means finishing, as evidenced by means of the recognition of movies such Jurassic Park and documentaries like Walking with Dinosaurs. yet how a lot do all these leisure fairly let us know approximately fresh medical discoveries and the most recent learn into the realm of the dinosaur?
This is the 1st booklet clarify how scientists were in a position to prepare an image of ways dinosaurs seemed, what they ate, and the way they moved and interacted with one another. Taking a brand new method of the topic, David Norman combines diversified parts of technological know-how, akin to anatomy, genetics, forensics, and engineering layout, to piece jointly the newest facts of the way animal existence developed on the earth. Norman engagingly lays out the historical past of dinosaur study, from the idea over old myths approximately dragons, to the most recent digital truth animation sequences and engineering layout research. He additionally discusses the function that knowledgeable hypothesis and success has performed in lots of of the foremost discoveries.
This booklet is a good looking advent for these simply commencing to take an curiosity in dinosaurs and a must-read for actual dinosaur-lovers who need to know not only the most recent theories and discoveries, yet how scientists completed them.

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