Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

The Experiment - Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, for the first time, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Track down dinosaur footprints at horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too! .

And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. From aardonyx to zuniceratops—a dino-mite gathering of all the Dinosaurs More Than 300! Worth Knowing About We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops - In dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, evolution, astronomy, anatomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters.

From aardonyx, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all.





The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs Bloomsbury Sigma

Bloomsbury Sigma - Gripping and wonderfully informative' tom holland, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, New StatesmanAdored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12m 40 feet long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history.

The tyrannosaur chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other. But despite the hype, tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right, and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs.

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs Bloomsbury Sigma - Tyrannosaurs started small, screenplay writers, but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, ecology and behaviour, one of the great icons of biology.





The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

William Morrow - In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, cataclysmic extinction, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, surprising, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field—discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork—masterfully tells the complete, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, Steve Brusatte, and new history of the dinosaurs, and startling living legacy.

. Rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China. An electrifying scientific history that unearths the dinosaurs’ epic saga, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs will be a definitive and treasured account for decades to come. A sweeping and groundbreaking history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientistsThe dinosaurs.

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World - The story continues to the end of the cretaceous period, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth’s history, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species but not all died out, one full of lessons for today as we confront a “sixth extinction. Brusatte also recalls compelling stories from his globe-trotting expeditions during one of the most exciting eras in dinosaur research—which he calls “a new golden age of discovery”—and offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T.

Today their extraordinary true story remains one of our planet’s great mysteries. 66 million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Rex, triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more.





Cambrian Ocean World: Ancient Sea Life of North America Life of the Past

Indiana University Press - The cambrian is our origination story; the species fossilized in the rocks are our "founding fathers. We can follow their story and ours through more than half a billion years of time.





Virolution

William Collins - Not only was the human genome unbelievably simple it is only ten times more complicated than a bacteria, but embedded in the code were large fragments that were derived from viruses – fragments that were vital to evolution of all organisms and the evidence for a fourth and vital source of variation – viruses.

Virolution is the product of dr frank ryan's decade of research at the frontiers of this new science – now called viral symbiosis – and the amazing revolution that it has had in these few years. In the 150 years since publication of the Origin of Species, we have discovered three main sources for this variation – mutation, hybridisation and epigenetics.

Virolution - As scientists begin to look for evidence of viral involvement in more and more processes, they have discovered that they are vital in nearly every case. The extraordinary role of viruses in evolution and how this is revolutionising biology and medicine. Darwin's theory of evolution is still the greatest breakthrough in biological science.

His explanation of the role of natural selection in driving the evolution of life on earth depended on steady variation of living things over time – but he was unable to explain how this variation occurred. And with this understanding comes the possibility of manipulating the role of the viruses to help fight a huge range of diseases.

Then on sunday, 12th february, 2001 the evidence for perhaps the most extraordinary cause of variation was simultaneously released by two organisations – the code for the entire human genome.





The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

Ecco - New york times editors' choice 2017forbes top 10 best environment, award-winning science journalist peter brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, Climate, smothered, poison-gassed, frozen, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, and Conservation Book of 2017As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, and pelted by asteroids.

In the ends of the world, exploring earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Brannen examines the fossil record—which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish—and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth’s biggest whodunits.

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions - Part road trip, part history, the ends of the world takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and part cautionary tale, and casts our future in a completely new light. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, ” from South Africa to the New York Palisades, The Ends of the World takes us inside “scenes of the crime, to tell the story of each extinction.





Forerunners of Mammals: Radiation • Histology • Biology Life of the Past

Indiana University Press - This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed pelycosaur ancestor to their diverse descendants, the therapsids or mammal-like reptiles, that eventually gave rise to mammals. By highlighting studies of synapsid bone microstructure, it offers a unique perspective of how such studies are utilized to reconstruct various aspects of biology, biomechanical function, such as growth dynamics, and the attainment of sexual and skeletal maturity.

The penultimate chapter examines the early radiation of mammals from their nonmammalian cynodont ancestors, and the book concludes by engaging the intriguing question of when and where endothermy evolved among the therapsids. About 320 million years ago a group of reptiles known as the synapsids emerged and forever changed Earth’s ecological landscapes.

Forerunners of Mammals: Radiation • Histology • Biology Life of the Past - It further showcases the remarkable evolutionary history of the synapsids in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and the environments that existed at the time. A series of chapters outline the radiation and phylogenetic relationships of major synapsid lineages and provide direct insight into how bone histological analyses have led to an appreciation of these enigmatic animals as once-living creatures.





Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

National Geographic - This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. Their features combined those of known prehominids like Lucy, the famousAustralopithecus, with those more human than anything ever before seen in prehistoric remains. Did this species come before, they must have had a level of self-knowledge, during, or after the emergence of Homo sapiens on our evolutionary tree? How did the cave come to contain nothing but the remains of these individuals? Did they bury their dead? If so, including an awareness of death.

Berger's team had discovered an all new species, and they called it Homo naledi. The cave quickly proved to be the richest prehominid site ever discovered, full of implications that shake the very foundation of how we define what makes us human. But in these pages, exploration, this charismatic and visionary paleontologist counters their arguments and tells his personal story: a rich and readable narrative about science, and what it means to be human.

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story - . He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators—men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through 8-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave 40 feet underground. And yet those are the very characteristics used to define what makes us human. With this team of "underground astronauts, " Berger made the discovery of a lifetime: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least 15 individuals, all perhaps two million years old.

A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century.





The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition Princeton Field Guides Book 110

Princeton University Press - Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world.

Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert gregory paul, "life" studies, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods.

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition Princeton Field Guides Book 110 - Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, the origin of birds, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expandedcovers nearly 750 dinosaur species, physiology, including life studies, scenic views, locomotion, including scores of newly discovered onesProvides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and TyrannosaurusFeatures nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, and skull and muscle drawingsIncludes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time lineDescribes anatomy, and growth of dinosaurs, reproduction, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs .

The best-selling princeton field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists.





Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Timber Press - Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and help clarify scientific concepts. Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology. The new york times book reviewaerial geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the aleutian islands in alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah, explanations on how each site was formed, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy.

Fact-filled, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers,  Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.  .





A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region Life of the Past

Indiana University Press - The region around cincinnati, ohio, is known throughout the world for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician Period, about 450 million years ago—some 250 million years before the dinosaurs lived. The cincinnati area has yielded some of the world's most abundant and best-preserved fossils of invertebrate animals such as trilobites, brachiopods, bryozoans, echinoderms, molluscs, and graptolites.

This book synthesizes more than 150 years of research on this fossil treasure-trove, the life habits of the animals represented, their communities, describing and illustrating the fossils, and living relatives, as well as the nature of the rock strata in which they are found and the environmental conditions of the ancient sea.

A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region Life of the Past - So famous are the ordovician fossils and rocks of the Cincinnati region that geologists use the term "Cincinnatian" for strata of the same age all over North America. In ordovician time, the shallow sea that covered much of what is now the North American continent teemed with marine life.