Dinosaurs 1

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 1

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About the Book

This is the first supplement to the highly acclaimed Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia that was named an ALA OUTSTANDING REFERENCE BOOK. Some of the reviews of the 1997 work: “Highly recommended”—Choice; “grander than anything ever accomplished of similar title or reputation”—Dinosaur World; “the most thorough and most scholarly dinosaur encyclopedia yet”—Rettig on Reference; “THE dinosaur encyclopedia”—VOYA; “a welcome resource”—ARBA; “a monumental archive of information’—BioScience; “solidly scientific….plentiful illustrations and photographs [over 1,400] provide for fascinating browsing”—Reference & User Services Quarterly.
The new work, which maintains the arrangement of the primary volume and is up to date late into 1998, includes well over a dozen new dinosaurian genera and even more new species and new life restorations. Section I provides introductory text on subtopics such as “The Mesozoic Era,” “Ectothermy Versus Endothermy” and “Dinosaur Extinctions.” Section II continues the workable ordering of dinosaurian systematics. Section III continues the alphabetical compilation of new dinosaurian genera. Section IV continues the detailing of doubtful genera that have appeared in the paleontological literature.
Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them:
ISBN 978-0-7864-7222-2 Originial Encyclopedia
ISBN 978-0-7864-0591-6 Supplement 1
ISBN 978-0-7864-1166-5 Supplement 2
ISBN 978-0-7864-1518-2 Supplement 3
ISBN 978-0-7864-2295-1 Supplement 4
ISBN 978-0-7864-3241-7 Supplement 5
ISBN 978-0-7864-4187-7 Supplement 6
ISBN 978-1-4766-6548-1 Supplement 7

About the Author(s)

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director. He is the president of Frontline Entertainment and lives in Burbank, California.

Bibliographic Details

Donald F. Glut
Foreword by Ralph E. Molnar, Ph.D.
Format: library binding (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 456
Bibliographic Info: 353 photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2000
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0591-6
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

Book Reviews & Awards

“highly recommended”—Choice; “extensive…recommended”—Booklist; “a welcome resource for all libraries and individuals…useful and informative…superb supplementary volume[s]…extensive bibliography…recommended”—ARBA; “updates the comprehensive coverage available in the parent volume. Libraries that already own the original Encyclopedia will definitely want a copy of the supplement”—Against the Grain; “the most comprehensive overview of dinosaurs ever attempted…incredible…an indispensable resource”—Priscum; “crammed with information”—Dinosaur Society; “has an introduction that’s a superlative overview of controversial topics within paleontology…a must have item for anyone…a welcome and scholarly respite”—Discovery Channel; “massive…numerous references support the text. The comprehensive bibliography is an invaluable addition to this scholarly treatise of late millennial Dinosauria. In order to stay current…you’ll absolutely need this book. Like the predecessor, this volume is a ‘must’”—Dinosaur World; “full of wonderful old and new illustrations and oversize drawings for easy comparative viewing”—Journal of Amateur Paleontology; “covers new specimens of known dinosaurs”—College and Research Libraries; “includes new dinosaurian genera, new species and new life restorations”—Media & Methods.