This unique book brings to life the creation of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. How did approximately 100 people go about creating a museum exhibit hall on the Triassic Period of earth history, its fossil record, and the lessons about biodiversity it teaches? Jaenet Guggenheim and Dr. Spencer Lucas worked on this book together. Through words and photographs, Jaenet has captured the complex process by which a natural history museum built a totally unique exhibit hall devoted to a critical juncture in the history of life.
The perfect textbook for nonscience majors, this plainspoken volume methodically plots the biological and geological concepts of dinosaur science. It clarifies the evolution, phylogeny, and classification of the species while modeling the best approach for navigating new and existing research. Revised to reflect recent fossil discoveries and the current consensus on dinosaur science, the text is structured around major taxonomic groups, including Theropods, Sauropodomorphs, Ornithopods, Stegosaurs, and ankylosaurs, and concludes with updated chapters on the behavior and extinction of the species, their biological relationship to birds, and their representation (or misrepresentation) in art, literature, film, and other forms of popular culture.