The Dinosaur Tunnel Book

Author: Joan Sommers
Publisher: Tunnel Vision Books
ISBN: 9780975415047
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The Dinosaur Tunnel Book from the Author: Joan Sommers. The dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period come to life in this expandable accordion book that provides a 3-D view of more than a dozen prehistoric creatures. Beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations include the stars of the dinosaur world, including the three-horned Triceratops and the huge carnivore Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as the lesser-known Styracosaurus, or "spiked lizard," with horns sprouting from its head and neck. A 16-page guide to the Cretaceous period and its dinosaurs is also included.

Dinosaur Thunder

Author: James F. David
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429948728
Size: 71.81 MB
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Dinosaur Thunder from the Author: James F. David. Eighteen years ago, the prehistoric past collided with the present as time itself underwent a tremendous disruption, transporting huge swaths of the Cretaceous period into the twentieth century. Neighborhoods, towns, and cities were replaced by dense primeval jungles and modern humanity suddenly found itself sharing the world with fierce dinosaurs. In the end, desperate measures were taken to halt the disruptions and the crisis appeared to be over. Until now. New dinosaurs begin to appear, rampaging through cities. A secret mission to the Moon discovers a living Tyrannosaurus Rex trapped in an alternate timeline. As time begins to unravel once more, Nick Paulson, director of the Office of Security Science, finds a time passage to the Cretaceous period where humans, ripped from the comforts of the twenty-first century, are barely surviving in the past. Led by a cultlike religious leader, these survivors are at war with another sentient species descended from dinosaurs. As the asteroid that ends the reign of dinosaurs rushes toward Earth, Nick and his allies must survive a war between species and save the future as we know it. Dinosaur Thunder is a terrifying, futuristic thriller in the tradition of Michael Crichton and Douglas Preston. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

Author: Allen A. Debus
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624321
Size: 26.18 MB
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Dinosaurs Ever Evolving from the Author: Allen A. Debus. "Highly readable prose.... Debus is a master at bringing together both the scientific and cultural aspects of dinosaurs, and this book will be warmly received by anyone with an enduring fascination with the prehistoric 'terrible lizards' Highly recommended"--Choice From their discovery in the 19th century to the dawn of the Nuclear Age, dinosaurs were seen in popular culture as ambassadors of the geological past and as icons of the "life through time" narrative of evolution. They took on a more foreboding character during the Cold War, serving as a warning to mankind with the advent of the hydrogen bomb. As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an eclectic variety of examples, this book outlines the three-fold "evolution" of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters in pop culture, from their poorly understood beginnings to the 21st century.

The Joseph Cornell Box

Author: Joan Sommers
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781933662428
Size: 24.74 MB
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The Joseph Cornell Box from the Author: Joan Sommers. Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self-taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials into extraordinary universes. By collecting and carefully juxtaposing his treasures in small, glass-front boxes, this pioneering artist invented visual poems exploring themes as varied as the night sky, the romantic ballet, glamorous movie stars, and bird habitats. A lavishly illustrated and collaged book presents Cornell’s life and art, his sources of inspiration, and artistic process, along with six project ideas. Housed in a sturdy keepsake box with a see-through front window and removable grid, the package also includes materials to jump-start the creative process—printed sheets for collage, a metal ring, antique tags, and a magnifier.

In Pursuit Of Early Mammals

Author: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253008247
Size: 22.34 MB
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In Pursuit Of Early Mammals from the Author: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska. In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries.

Diatoms To Dinosaurs

Author: Christopher McGowan
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1559633042
Size: 67.97 MB
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Diatoms To Dinosaurs from the Author: Christopher McGowan. An exploration of size and scale in terms of the survival of living organisms analyzes a wide range of life forms, answering questions about metabolism, physiology, life expectancy, the biology of senescence, and other natural history questions. IP.

Dinosaurs Of Darkness

Author: Thomas H. V. Rich
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337733
Size: 40.95 MB
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Dinosaurs Of Darkness from the Author: Thomas H. V. Rich. Dinosaurs of Darkness Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich The discovery of the polar dinosaurs and the world in which they lived. Dinosaurs of Darkness opens a doorway to a fascinating former world, which existed in Australia between 100 million and 120 million years ago, when Australia was far south of its present location and joined to Antarctica. Over the past two decades, scientists have determined that dinosaurs lived in this polar region. The way we have come to know about this lost world—so different from any that exists on Earth today—makes for a fascinating story. Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich. who played crucial roles in this discovery, describe their efforts to collect the fossils indispensable to our knowledge of this realm and the laboratory work that unlocked the secrets of these fossils. And they report on the activities of hundreds of other individuals who helped shaped the outcome. Their journey of scientific adventure is full of the ambiguities of life; it begins with one destination in mind and ends at another, arrived at by a most roundabout route, down byways and back from dead ends. Dinosaurs of Darkness is a personal account of the way scientific research is actually conducted and how hard it is to mine the knowledge of this remarkable life of the past. Thomas H. Rich is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Museum Victoria in Melbourne and coauthor (with Patricia Vickers-Rich) of Wildlife of Gondwana: Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Indiana University Press). Patricia Vickers-Rich holds a Chair in Paleontology at Monash University, where she lectures in the Earth Sciences Department. Life of the Past—James O. Farlow, editor Contents Dinosaur Cove The Crossing of the Rubicon: The Excavation of 1984 Back to Dinosaur Cove Interlude Underground at Dinosaur Cove New Explorations Restoring the Life of the Past The First Last Excavation of Dinosaur Cove Other Eggs, Other Baskets An Unexpected Surprise


Author: Ron Wilson
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
Size: 50.41 MB
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Pteranodon from the Author: Ron Wilson. Introduces the pteranodon, a kind of pterodactyl, or flying reptile, that lived on the earth during the age of dinosaurs.