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The Resource The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte, (large print)

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte, (large print)

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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world
Title
The rise and fall of the dinosaurs
Title remainder
a new history of a lost world
Statement of responsibility
Steve Brusatte
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet's great mysteries. Paleontologist Steve Brusatte draws 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. 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. He -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. Brusatte also offers accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made on globe-trotting expeditions, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China
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Brusatte, Stephen
Dewey number
567.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE861.4
LC item number
.B79 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Dinosaurs
  • Large type books
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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte, (large print)
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Publication
Copyright
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Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-532)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035797602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855925
Lccn
2018019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The rise and fall of the dinosaurs : a new history of a lost world, Steve Brusatte, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-532)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035797602
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
535 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855925
Lccn
2018019696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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