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Book
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
©2018
Copyright:
©2018
Description:
404 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24cm
Summary:
A sweeping narrative, drawing on cutting-edge science, that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers—themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period—into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today. Brusatte re-creates the dinosaurs’ peak during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth’s history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a “sixth extinction.”
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references ([357]-394) and index.
Contents:
Prologue : the golden age of discovery -- The dawn of the dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs rise up -- Dinosaurs become dominant -- Dinosaurs and drifting continents -- The tyrant dinosaurs -- The king of the dinosaurs -- Dinosaurs at the top of their game -- Dinosaurs take flight -- Dinosaurs die out -- Epilogue : after the dinosaurs.
  
LCCN:
2017038066
ISBN:
9780062490421 (hardcover)
0062490427 (hardcover)
Other Number:
1021057712
Control Number:
3600414
  
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