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: 61.65 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 Under The Aurora

Author: Roland A. Gangloff
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007186
Size: 30.17 MB
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Dinosaurs Under The Aurora from the Author: Roland A. Gangloff. In 1961, while mapping rock exposures along the Colville River in Alaska, an oil company geologist would unknowingly find the evidence for a startling discovery. Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges, stark beauty, and hard-earned rewards of conducting paleontological field work in the Arctic. Roland A. Gangloff recounts the significant discoveries of field and museum research on Arctic dinosaurs, most notably of the last 25 years when the remarkable record of dinosaurs from Alaska was compiled. This research has changed the way we think about dinosaurs and their world. Examining long-standing controversies, such as the end-Cretaceous extinction of dinosaurs and whether dinosaurs were residents or just seasonal visitors to polar latitudes, Gangloff takes readers on a delightful and instructive journey into the world of paleontology as it is conducted in the land under the aurora.

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

Author: Allen A. Debus
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624321
Size: 38.55 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.

Dinosaurs Of Darkness

Author: Thomas H. V. Rich
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337733
Size: 74.44 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

West Of Eden

Author: Harry Harrison
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 146682283X
Size: 18.37 MB
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West Of Eden from the Author: Harry Harrison. West of Eden is a novel by Harry Harrison, author of innumerable science fiction novels and stories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Author: Paul D. Brinkman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226074730
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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush from the Author: Paul D. Brinkman. The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors today in museum halls across the country. Reconsidering the fossil speculation, the museum displays, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the American public consciousness, Paul Brinkman takes us back to the birth of dinomania, the modern obsession with all things Jurassic. Featuring engaging and colorful personalities and motivations both altruistic and ignoble, The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush shows that these later expeditions were just as foundational—if not more so—to the establishment of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the more famous Cope and Marsh treks. With adventure, intrigue, and rivalry, this is science at its most swashbuckling.