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VSI Dinosaurs

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Jazyk: angličtina
Publikováno: 2006
Formát: brožovaná; 176 stran kniha
Cena: 195 Kč ( 177 Kč bez DPH)
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Presents the study of Dinosaurs as a vital science, not just museum-bound exhibits Original: unlike most dinosaur books this will focus on the science behind the new discoveries, in addition to discussing the dinosaurs themselves Highlights current controversies, the latest ideas surrounding new discoveries, and the major questions now being investigated International in scope with examples from UK, US, Russia, Australia, China The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Par and documentaries (Walking with Dinosaurs). But how much do these popular programmes really tell us about the recent scientific discoveries and the latest research into the world of the dinosaur? This is the first book explain the latest findings in dinosaur research and the exciting scientific discoveries that have built up a picture of how dinosaurs looked, what they ate, and how they moved and interacted with each other. Taking a new approach to the subject, David Norman combines many areas of science, such as anatomy, genetics, forensics and engineering design, to piece together the evidence of how animal life evolved on earth, and why it did in the way that it did. David Norman also discusses the role that informed speculation and luck has played in many of the major discoveries. Starting with ancient myths of dinosaur-like monsters (dragons) and the history of the discovery of dinosaurs, he goes on to discuss their evolution and the many different techniques used to understand them, including the latest virtual reality animation sequences and engineering design analysis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Readership: General readers fascinated by this popular subject, as well as those studying palaeontology and the prehistoric world

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  • EAN: 9780192804198

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