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The Resource The sauropod dinosaurs : life in the age of giants, Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel

The sauropod dinosaurs : life in the age of giants, Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel

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The sauropod dinosaurs : life in the age of giants
Title
The sauropod dinosaurs
Title remainder
life in the age of giants
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The most massive land animals ever to have lived, sauropods roamed widely across the continents through most of the "Age of Dinosaurs" from about 220 to 65 million years ago. They reached incredible sizes, giving rise to the question: Why were they so big? Early guesses suggested that they gained protection from predators by virtue of their size, which also allowed them to reach the tops of trees in order to eat leaves and conifer needles. More recent hypotheses hold that they needed a long and complicated digestive tract due to their consumption of low-nutrient food sources. Whatever the explanation, there is little doubt that natural selection produced something extraordinary when the Sauropoda diversified into a wide variety of species. The Sauropod Dinosaurs shows how these amazing creatures raised and defended their young, traveled in groups, and interacted with the rich diversity of Mesozoic plants and animals. The book serves as the best reference available on these bygone giants
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1947-
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Hallett, Mark
Dewey number
567.913
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.S3
LC item number
H35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wedel, Mathew J.
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  • Knochen
  • Saurischia
  • Saurischia
  • Saurischia
  • Saurischia
  • Anatomie
  • Dinosaurier
  • Elefantenfuß-Dinosaurier
  • Evolution
  • Fossil
  • Morphologie
  • Paläobiologie
  • Paläontologie
  • Palökologie
  • Skelett
Label
The sauropod dinosaurs : life in the age of giants, Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface : out of the mists -- Sizing up sauropods -- Parting of the ways -- A sauropod field guide -- Of bones and bridges -- Brontosaur biology : to immensity and beyond -- Conifer cuisine -- A sauropod in the lab -- The next generation -- Predator and prey : the ancient race -- Around the Mesozoic world -- End of Eden? -- Summing up sauropods
Control code
ocn947074739
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781421420288
Lccn
2015956754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421420288
  • (OCoLC)947074739
Label
The sauropod dinosaurs : life in the age of giants, Mark Hallett and Mathew J. Wedel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface : out of the mists -- Sizing up sauropods -- Parting of the ways -- A sauropod field guide -- Of bones and bridges -- Brontosaur biology : to immensity and beyond -- Conifer cuisine -- A sauropod in the lab -- The next generation -- Predator and prey : the ancient race -- Around the Mesozoic world -- End of Eden? -- Summing up sauropods
Control code
ocn947074739
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9781421420288
Lccn
2015956754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421420288
  • (OCoLC)947074739

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