The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the will have to-have book for somebody who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and up to date illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute at the recent discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world.
Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of the entire major dinosaur groups in addition to nearly 700 color and black-and-white images―skeletal drawings, “life” studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul’s extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, in addition to giving a taste of what it may well be like to go back and forth back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
- Now extensively revised and expanded
- Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly found out ones
- Provides startling new perspectives at the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus
- Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings
- Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line
- Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, in addition to the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs