Produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which is one of the largest museums in the world and contains one of the greatest collections of dinosaur fossils.
In The World of Dinosaurs, paleontologist Dr Mark Norell takes a detailed look at everything we know about these wondrous creatures, drawing on the very latest research in the field.
Produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History and drawing on their archives, Norell examines every facet of the dinosaur mystery, from the scattering of dinosaur fossils after the breakup of Pangea to the different categorizations of these monstrous reptiles. Even subjects you may think you know about - such as the species' extinction - are looked at in a new light. Illustrated with exceptional scientific recreations of key species, as well as documentary photographs, sketches and notes from dino discoveries, this is the ultimate photographic reference book on dinosaurs.
Dr Mark A. Norell is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Division of Paleontology. He is famed for his part in discovering the first theropod dinosaur embryo, his description of dinosaurs with feathers, and the first indication that dinosaurs nested on eggs.
Table Of Contents:
Introduction • What are Dinosaurs? • Dinosaur History and Excavation • The Geography and Temporal Distribution of Dinosaurs • Genealogy • The Biology of Dinosaurs • The Ornithischians • The Saurischians • Dinosaurs Among Us • Dinosaur Extinction • Great Places to See Dinosaur Fossils • Current Controversies and Conclusions.