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The Complete Dinosaur

contributions by Michael K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, James O. Farlow, David A.E. Spalding, William A.S. Sarjeant, Hugh Torrens, Hans-Dieter Sues, Edwin H. Colbert, David D. Gillette, Ralph E. Molnar, Corwin Sullivan, David W.E. Hone, Xing Xu, David Dilkes, John R. Hutchinson, Casey M. Holliday, Lawrence M. Witmer, Emily Buchholtz, James I. Kirkland, Ralph E. Chapman, Art Andersen, Brent H. Breithaupt, Neffra Matthews, Mary H. Schweitzer, Mark Marshall, Kenneth Carpenter, Douglas Henderson, J. Michael Parrish, Michael J. Benton, Darren Naish, Adam M. Yates, Jeffrey A. Wilson, Kristina Curry Rogers, Peter M. Galton, Peter J. Makovicky, Richard J. Butler, Paul M. Barrett, Bruce H. Tiffney, Karen Chin, Terry D. Jones, Nicholas R. Geist, Darla K. Zelenitsky, Jack Horner, R.E.H. Reid, Donald M. Henderson, Elizabeth Rega, Kenneth J. McNamara, John Long, John Ruben, Willem J. Hillenius, Amy E. Harwell, Devon E. Quick, Gregory S. Paul, Nicholas Fraser, Matthew T. Carrano, J. David Archibald, Daniel J. Chure, Kevin Padian & Elizabeth K. Burton

illustrated by Bob Walters

Publisher
Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Category
Paleontology, Evolution, Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fossils
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780253357014
    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
    List Price
    $112.00

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Praise for the first edition:

"A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" —Science

"The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." —American Reference Books Annual

"An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." —Library Journal (starred review)

"Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date . . . the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." —Publishers Weekly

"Stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings. . . . Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." —New Scientist

"The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." —Natural History

What do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it? How did dinosaurs grow, move, eat, and reproduce? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? How intelligent were they? How are the various groups of dinosaurs related to each other, and to other kinds of living and extinct vertebrates? What can the study of dinosaurs tell us about the process of evolution? And why did typical dinosaurs become extinct? All of these questions, and more, are addressed in the new, expanded, second edition of The Complete Dinosaur. Written by many of the world's leading experts on the "fearfully great" reptiles, the book's 45 chapters cover what we have learned about dinosaurs, from the earliest discoveries of dinosaurs to the most recent controversies. Where scientific contention exists, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere.

About the authors

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David A.E. Spalding held senior positions at the Provincial Museum of Alberta for 15 years and worked in radio and television. Spalding now lives on Pender Island, BC. He has published 13 books, including Whales of the West Coast, Dinosaur Hunters and Into the Dinosaurs` Graveyard, as well as many articles and television scripts.

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The late William A.S. Sarjeant was a Canadian geologist, historian, folk-singer, and writer. He published many articles on detective and mystery fiction.

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Hugh Torrens' profile page

Hans-Dieter Sues' profile page

Edwin H. Colbert's profile page

David D. Gillette's profile page

Ralph E. Molnar's profile page

Corwin Sullivan's profile page

David W.E. Hone's profile page

Xing Xu's profile page

David Dilkes' profile page

John R. Hutchinson's profile page

Casey M. Holliday's profile page

Lawrence M. Witmer's profile page

Emily Buchholtz's profile page

James I. Kirkland's profile page

Ralph E. Chapman's profile page

Art Andersen's profile page

Brent H. Breithaupt's profile page

Neffra Matthews' profile page

Mary H. Schweitzer's profile page

Mark Marshall's profile page

Kenneth Carpenter's profile page

Douglas Henderson's profile page

J. Michael Parrish's profile page

Michael J. Benton's profile page

Darren Naish's profile page

Adam M. Yates' profile page

Jeffrey A. Wilson's profile page

Kristina Curry Rogers' profile page

Peter M. Galton's profile page

Peter J. Makovicky's profile page

Richard J. Butler's profile page

Paul M. Barrett's profile page

Bruce H. Tiffney's profile page

Karen Chin's profile page

Terry D. Jones' profile page

Nicholas R. Geist's profile page

Darla K. Zelenitsky's profile page

Jack Horner's profile page

R.E.H. Reid's profile page

Donald M. Henderson's profile page

Elizabeth Rega's profile page

Kenneth J. McNamara's profile page

John Long's profile page

John Ruben's profile page

Willem J. Hillenius' profile page

Amy E. Harwell's profile page

Devon E. Quick's profile page

Gregory S. Paul's profile page

Nicholas Fraser's profile page

Matthew T. Carrano's profile page

J. David Archibald's profile page

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Editorial Reviews

This 'encyclopedia,' written by more than 60 paleontologists recognized for their ongoing work with these amazing creatures, is a rich source of information. . . . Highly recommended.

Choice

...[A] highly valuable resource for anyone with a serious interest in dinosaurs. Even as dinosaur family trees change, and discoveries alter what we thought we knew, the new volume is a fertile starting place for students and experts interested in paleontological problems they have not considered before. At the very least, The Complete Dinosaur demonstrates how exceptionally rich the study of dinosaurs has become.

National Geographic Laelaps

The second edition of The Complete Dinosaur is a special book, which will no doubt continue the legacy of the first edition in bringing cutting-edge dinosaur science to the public.

Priscum

Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere.

The Guardian-Birdbooker Report

The text, for the most part, is accessible and the book should be commended for reviewing aspects of dinosaur paleontology that are often restricted to more technical volumes. As such, this is an ideal stepping stone from general interest books on dinosaurs to the primary literature on the subject.

Quarterly Review of Biology

The Complete Dinosaur is a breathtaking and must-have book that will be devoured by everyone, from the youngest readers who have just discovered the wonders of dinosaurs to palaeontologists who have made the study of dinosaurs their life's work.

History in Review

Even ruthlessly pruned, a shelf of must-have dinosaur volumes will be overstuffed. . . . One of the best items on that overcrowded shelf would necessarily have been 1997's The Complete Dinosaur from Indiana University Press—until now, when Indiana has produced the title's second edition. . . . This new edition itself represents a considerable evolution: it's twice as big as the original, twice as heavy, twice as detailed, representing the enormous strides in research and extrapolation that have taken place just in the last fifteen years.

Open Letters Monthly

This substantial, and now revised, multi-author book is a good introduction to dinosaur (and early bird)
science, without demanding much if any technical knowledge, in 45 chapters variously taxonomic and
thematic, on subjects including aspects of dinobiology, methodology and theory, and even dinoart.

Archives of Natural History

Praise for the first edition: "A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" —Science "The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." —American Reference Books Annual "An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." —Library Journal (starred review) "Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date . . . the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." —Publishers Weekly "Stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings. . . . Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." —New Scientist "The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." —Natural History

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