The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs Third Edition (Princeton Field Guides #69) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 69 in the Princeton Field Guides series.


A fully updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed, bestselling dinosaur field guide

The bestselling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features nearly 100 new dinosaur species and hundreds of new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest 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 all the major dinosaur groups as well as a wealth of breathtaking 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 extensive introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, and also gives a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
  • Now covers more than 800 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones
  • Provides startling perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus
  • Reveals that the largest dinosaurs weighed as much as the biggest whales, and shows why that happened
  • Features hundreds of 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, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

About the Author

Gregory S. Paul is a leading dinosaur illustrator and researcher who helped establish the "new look" of the Mesozoic creatures seen in contemporary documentaries and movies, including Jurassic Park, for which he served as a consultant. His books include Predatory Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete Illustrated Guide. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, and many other publications.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691231570
ISBN-10: 0691231575
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Princeton Field Guides