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The Resource My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs, Brian Switek

My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs, Brian Switek

Label
My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs
Title
My beloved Brontosaurus
Title remainder
on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs
Statement of responsibility
Brian Switek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Paleontology meets pop culture in a talented young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs Dinosaurs haunt museum halls, stomp across movie screens, and adorn just about any product you can name. Despite groundbreaking discoveries, the dinosaurs of our childhood are entrenched in our minds, and new science struggles to overcome the inaccurate monsters of Jurassic Park. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the brilliant dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek investigates the tension between dinosaurs as scientific objects and pop-culture icons as he introduces us to the latest theories in paleontology, from how dinosaurs had sex to what colors they were and just how they got so big. To understand why they died--after 150 million years of success--we need to know how they lived. With infectious enthusiasm, Switek explains that these giant beasts left behind a wealth of information in their bones--and it's only by piecing together these clues that we can begin to understand ourselves. After all, our furry little ancestors lived in the shadow of the dinosaurs. Switek visits excavation sites, museums, and high-tech labs to question what we've long held true about these creatures, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs that started when he was knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that science buffs and dinosaur fans will cherish for years to come"--
  • "Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Switek, Brian
Dewey number
567.913/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.S3
LC item number
S94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apatosaurus
  • Paleontology
  • Popular culture
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Apatosaurus
  • Paleontology
  • Popular culture
Label
My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs, Brian Switek
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/065/9780374135065/image/lgcover.9780374135065.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hadrosaur harmonics and Tyrannosaur tastes
  • In the bones
  • Dinosaurs undone
  • Epilogue: My beloved "brontosaurus."
  • Prologue: My dinosaur life
  • Dragons of the prime
  • The secret of dinosaur success
  • Big Bang theory
  • The dinosaurs, they are a-changin'
  • Jurassic thunder
  • Dinosaur society
  • Dinosaur feathers
Control code
ocn795174375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780374534264
Lccn
2012034530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374135065
  • (OCoLC)795174375
Label
My beloved Brontosaurus : on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs, Brian Switek
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/065/9780374135065/image/lgcover.9780374135065.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hadrosaur harmonics and Tyrannosaur tastes
  • In the bones
  • Dinosaurs undone
  • Epilogue: My beloved "brontosaurus."
  • Prologue: My dinosaur life
  • Dragons of the prime
  • The secret of dinosaur success
  • Big Bang theory
  • The dinosaurs, they are a-changin'
  • Jurassic thunder
  • Dinosaur society
  • Dinosaur feathers
Control code
ocn795174375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780374534264
Lccn
2012034530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374135065
  • (OCoLC)795174375

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