Heavily illustrated species accounts of the major dinosaur groups are preceded by an extensive introduction that covers dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology--and that also gives a taste of what it might be like to travel back to the time of the dinosaurs.
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs is a must-have for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from the amateur enthusiast to the professional paleontologist.
- The first authoritative field guide to dinosaurs
- Covers more than 735 species
- Beautiful, large-format volume
- Lavishly illustrated throughout, with more than 600 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including:
- More than 130 color life studies, including scenic views
- Close to 450 skeletal, skull, head, and muscle drawings
- 8 color paleo-distribution maps
- Color timeline
- Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs