The Dinosaur Tunnel Book

Author: Joan Sommers
Publisher: Tunnel Vision Books
ISBN: 9780975415047
Size: 59.34 MB
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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: 19.87 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: 20.36 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.

In Pursuit Of Early Mammals

Author: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253008247
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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.

Dinosaurs Of Darkness

Author: Thomas H. V. Rich
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337733
Size: 35.27 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: John Wilson
Publisher: Napoleon
ISBN: 9780929141404
Size: 64.84 MB
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Weet from the Author: John Wilson. Twelve year-old dinosaur expert Eric, his younger sister Rose and their faithful dog Sally find themselves mysteriously transported back in time 65 million years to the era of the dinosaurs. Amazingly, they are befriended by an intelligent, evolved creature they name Weet, with who they become embroiled in a distinctly prehistoric adventure. Will Eric and his sister ever be able to return t to their own world of present-day Alberta? Will Weet's knowledge be of any use if they run into the most fearsome predator of all time, the Tyrannosaurus Rex?

Our Children S Children

Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575122544
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Our Children S Children from the Author: Clifford D. Simak. An adventure of the near future - brought on by a catastrophe in the far future. On a summer's day like any other, holes appeared in the air and people from nowhere walked through them into our world. They came, and they kept coming, until they numbered in the millions. They said they came from the future - they were our children's children. They said there was trouble "up there". They knew they were a terrible burden on our economy, and all, but - well, we couldn't just let them starve, could we? Then more facts became apparent.The "holes in the air" were time tunnels, one-way tunnels from the future. The trouble up there was in the form of alien creatures - ravening beasts with teeth, claws, and tentacles, that reproduced like bacteria and were intelligent.They were utterly uncontrollable and so our children's children fled through the time tunnels, which, they claimed, were securely guarded. The beasts, whatever or whoever they were, couldn't get through. So they claimed. But then somebody up there slipped and the beasts were abroad.

Water From Heaven

Author: Robert Kandel
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231507755
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Water From Heaven from the Author: Robert Kandel. From where—and what—does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.