Dinosaurs 2

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 2

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Imprint or Series:Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

About the Book

This reference work is the second supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and first supplement. This continuation of what is now the standard encyclopedia provides up-to-date concepts and evidence of dinosaur paleobiology and evolution. Various competing positions are well presented and exhaustively referenced. The content is based on the latest original research of paleontologists, especially in dinosaur systematics, and genera, and covers such topics as the constant changes in technology and research methods, the Mesozoic Era in general, new theoretical ideas, the dinosaur-bird debate, dinosaur extinctions, and nomen nudum and excluded genera. Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them: view all volumes on the series page.

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 Philip J. Currie
Format: library binding (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 696
Bibliographic Info: 448 photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1166-5
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Foreword, by Philip J. Currie, MSc, PhD, FRSC vi

Preface ix

I    Introduction 1

Never Ending Changes 4

The Mesozoic Era 5

New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 9

Still Unresolved: Ectothermy or Endothermy? 86

The Dinosaur-Bird Debate: Nearing a Resolution? 94

Dinosaur Extinctions 106

II   Dinosaurian Systematics 113

III  Dinosaurian Genera 185

IV  Nomen Nudum and Excluded Genera 593

A List of Abbreviations 597

Appendix One: Displays, Sites and Attractions 601

Appendix Two: Further Reading 615

Glossary 623

Bibliography 635

Index 671

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

• “A wealth of information…it doesn’t get any better than this”—Fossil News

• “Accessible, serious”—Public Library Quarterly