• Nature

Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King


Author: Peter L. Larson,Kenneth Carpenter
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253350875
Category: Nature
Page: 435
View: 3431
A treasure trove of information about the most famous dinosaur of allwith a supplementary CD-ROM

    • Science

Rex Appeal

The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life
Author: Peter L. Larson,Kristin Donnan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931229388
Category: Science
Page: 404
View: 3224
When Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute discovered the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath a South Dakota butte in 1990, they had no idea that it would be the find of a lifetime. Sue, as the skeleton came to be known, would ultimately not only lead them to international recognition, but also pull them into a world of FBI investigations, Native American land claims, competitive paleontologists, and avaricious museum curators. This gripping story chronicles the adventures of Larson and his group, explaining the art, technology, and politics behind one of the most successful group of T-rex hunters.

    • Science

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles

The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs
Author: David Hone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147291127X
Category: Science
Page: 288
View: 7241
'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right, and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurs started small, but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12m (40 feet) long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history. The Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other. This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.

    • Science

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems


Author: Pascal Godefroit
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253005701
Category: Science
Page: 648
View: 4939
In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

    • Science

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Understanding the Life of Giants
Author: Nicole Klein,Kristian Remes,Carole T. Gee,P. Martin Sander
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253013550
Category: Science
Page: 344
View: 6762
Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated group of researchers in Germany in disciplines ranging from engineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answers to these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the latest results from this seemingly disparate group of research fields and integrates them into a coherent theory regarding sauropod gigantism. Covering nutrition, physiology, growth, and skeletal structure and body plans, this volume presents the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these enormous dinosaurs.

    • Science

King of the Crocodylians

The Paleobiology of Deinosuchus
Author: David R. Schwimmer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253340870
Category: Science
Page: 220
View: 5631
Toward the end of the Age of Dinosaurs, during a time known as the Late Cretaceous, a new type of giant predator appeared along the southern coasts of North America. It was a huge species of crocodylian called Deinosuchus. Neither a crocodile nor an alligator, it was an ancestor of both modern groups; it reached weights of many tons and it had some features unique to its own species. Average-sized individuals were bigger than the carnivorous dinosaurs with which they co-existed; the largest specimens were the size of a T-rex. King of the Crocodylians, the biography of these giant beasts, tells the long history of their discovery and reports on new research about their makeup. The book also deals with the ancient life and geology of the coastal areas where Deinosuchus thrived, its competitors, and its prey, which probably included carnivorous dinosaurs. There is also detailed discussion of the methods used to determine the size of these giant animals, the dating of the fossils, the nature of their living environments, and how we know who ate whom 80 million years ago.

    • Science

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology


Author: J. Michael Parrish,Ralph E. Molnar,Philip J. Currie,Eva B. Koppelhus
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009472
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 6106
The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status of Nanotyrannus; theropod teeth, pedal proportions, brain size, and craniocervical function; soft tissue reconstruction, including that of "Jane"; paleopathology and tyrannosaurid claws; dating the "Jane" site; and tyrannosaur feeding and hunting strategies. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology highlights the far ranging and vital state of current tyrannosaurid dinosaur research and discovery.

    • Science

The Complete T. Rex


Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 239
View: 3970
A look at the Tyrannosaurus Rex discusses the animal's speed, its warm-bloodedness, its dimensions and anatomy, and its gender differences, offering excavation photos and line drawings. 30,000 first printing.

    • Nature

The Age of Dinosaurs in South America


Author: Fernando E. Novas
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253352894
Category: Nature
Page: 452
View: 2475
The remarkable dinosaur faunas of South America

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Tyrannosaurus

The Tyrant Lizard
Author: Rob Shone
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404238978
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3901
In graphic novel format, follows the life of a tyrannosaurus rex during the Cretaceous period as it grows from an egg to a full-grown adult.

    • Science

Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico


Author: Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva,Kenneth Carpenter,Eberhard Frey
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253012716
Category: Science
Page: 232
View: 8553
This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs. In addition, chapters focus on trackways and other trace fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, beneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized as the site of the boloid impact that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now.

    • Humor

T-Rex Trying


Author: Hugh Murphy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110163457X
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 2876
Poor T-Rex. It’s hard to be the Lizard King when you can’t even change a light bulb. Drawn from Hugh Murphy’s wildly popular Tumblr feed of the same name, T-Rex Trying depicts the stubby-armed tyrant in a range of hilarious—yet pathos-inducing—activities that we humans take for granted. Murphy’s 100 drawings include: T-Rex Trying to Paint His House T-Rex Trying to Use a Drive-Through ATM T-Rex Trying to Apply Sunscreen T-Rex Trying to Break Into a Vending Machine T-Rex Trying to Ask for a New Roll of Toilet Paper from the Next Stall Looks like the ancient beast isn’t so tough after all.

    • Humor

T-Rex Trying and Trying


Author: Hugh Murphy
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0142181706
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 4965
Presents cartoons that follow a short-armed Tyrannosaurus Rex and his family as they try to perform activities that come easily to humans, from using crutches to playing peek-a-boo.

    • Science

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

A New History of a Lost World
Author: Steve Brusatte
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062490451
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 3164
New York Times Bestseller "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. "This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance, and abrupt demise in the Cretaceous." — Nature The dinosaurs. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before. In this captivating narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations and photographs), Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field—naming fifteen new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork—masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy. Captivating and revelatory, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a book for the ages. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers—themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period—into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer re-creates the dinosaurs’ peak during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth’s history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a “sixth extinction.” Brusatte also recalls compelling stories from his globe-trotting expeditions during one of the most exciting eras in dinosaur research—which he calls “a new golden age of discovery”—and offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China. An electrifying scientific history that unearths the dinosaurs’ epic saga, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs will be a definitive and treasured account for decades to come.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Tyrannosaurus Rex


Author: Ted Rechlin
Publisher: Rextooth Studios, distributed by Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1591521742
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 6245
Meet Cobalt, a 40-foot-long, 7 ton apex predator. Cobalt is a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most famous dinosaur of all. He is trying to stake out a territory of his own - not an easy task, even for a T. rex! Based on all the latest science, Ted Rechlin’s educational graphic novel brings the Cretaceous world and the King of the Dinosaurs to life like never before in a fun graphic novel format.

    • Science

Hadrosaurs


Author: David A. Eberth
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253013909
Category: Science
Page: 640
View: 8810
Hadrosaurs—also known as duck-billed dinosaurs—are abundant in the fossil record. With their unique complex jaws and teeth perfectly suited to shred and chew plants, they flourished on Earth in remarkable diversity during the Late Cretaceous. So ubiquitous are their remains that we have learned more about dinosaurian paleobiology and paleoecology from hadrosaurs than we have from any other group. In recent years, hadrosaurs have been in the spotlight. Researchers around the world have been studying new specimens and new taxa seeking to expand and clarify our knowledge of these marvelous beasts. This volume presents the results of an international symposium on hadrosaurs, sponsored by the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum, where scientists and students gathered to share their research and their passion for duck-billed dinosaurs. A uniquely comprehensive treatment of hadrosaurs, the book encompasses not only the well-known hadrosaurids proper, but also Hadrosaouroidea, allowing the former group to be evaluated in a broader perspective. The 36 chapters are divided into six sections—an overview, new insights into hadrosaur origins, hadrosaurid anatomy and variation, biogeography and biostratigraphy, function and growth, and preservation, tracks, and traces—followed by an afterword by Jack Horner.

    • Nature

Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs

A Look at Dinosaur Reproduction
Author: Kenneth Carpenter
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253334978
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 2888
Surveys current understanding of dinosaur reproduction, including what the microscopic structure of the eggshell, the pattern of eggs in a clutch, and the ornamentation of adults reveal about eggs, development, and mating.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Amazing Pop-up Pull-out T-Rex


Author: David Hawcock,John Sibbick,Claire Bampton
Publisher: D K Ink
ISBN: 9780789479440
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 5
View: 9078
A book that unfolds to form a five-foot-high pop-up Tyrannosaurus rex offers flaps that pull out to reveal information about the fearsome dinosaur.

    • Humor

All My Friends Are Dead


Author: Avery Monsen,Jory John
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145213538X
Category: Humor
Page: 96
View: 2775
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Tommysaurus Rex


Author: Doug TenNapel
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545599946
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 9146
When Ely's beloved dog, Tommy, is hit by a car, he goes to his grandpa's house for the summer to get his mind off things. While exploring a nearby cave one day he discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur-to devastating effect.