Dinosaurs 4

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 4

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Imprint or Series:Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

About the Book

Here is the fourth supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book. This volume updates the concepts discussed in the encyclopedia and its earlier supplements. It includes a discussion of the Mesozoic Era, covers recent discoveries in paleontology, and furthers the ectothermy/endothermy debate from previous installments. It also offers lengthy sections on dinosaurian schematics and genera and updates the encyclopedia’s list of excluded genera. Appendices discuss Pterosaurs and Mesozoic birds, and a glossary is included to aid students and scientists alike. The extensive bibliography lists the most recent peer-evaluated paleontology literature. 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 Peter J. Makovicky
Format: library binding (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 761
Bibliographic Info: 590 photos, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2295-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Foreword, by Peter J. Makovicky, Ph.D.      vii
Preface       xi

I. Introduction      1
The Mesozoic Era      17
New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies      22
The Continuing Ectothermy/Endothermy Debate      117
Dinosaurs and Birds      121
Dinosaur Extinctions      130
II. Dinosaurian Systematics      137
III. Dinosaurian Genera      225
IV. Excluded Genera      575

A List of Abbreviations      579
Appendix One: Pterosaurs      583
Appendix Two: Mesozoic Birds      635
Glossary      677
Bibliography      689
Index      731

Book Reviews & Awards

• “The original dinosaur encyclopedia and its supplements are treasures for paleontologists, professional or otherwise…highly recommended”—ARBA

• “Invaluable”—Dino Land Book Reviews

• “Dino-guru Glut has pounded out another massive encyclopedic tome on dinosaurs…highly recommended”—Fossil News

• “A must”—Prehistoric Times

• “I would like to nominate Don Glut as superhuman of the decade… ‘must have’”—Priscum