Dinosaurs 4

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 4


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About the Book

Here is the fourth supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book (ARBA called it “a reference legend…lavishly illustrated, cleverly written, and extraordinarily comprehensive”).
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:
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 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

“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.