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Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants (Life of the Past) by [Nicole Klein, Kristian Remes, Carole T. Gee, P. Martin Sander, Oliver Wings, András Borbély, Thomas Breuer, Andreas Christian, Marcus Clauss, Maïtena Dumont, Gordon Dzemski, Regina Fechner, Bergita Ganse, Rainer Goessling, Eva Maria Griebeler, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Oliver Hampe, Wolf-Dieter Heinrich, Bianca Hohn, Jürgen Hummel, Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Aleksander Kostka, Heinrich Mallison, Julia Mannhardt, Pascal De Micheli, Nadine Pajor, Steven F. Perry, Holger Preuschoft, Oliver W. M. Rauhut, Katrin Reis, Alexander Stahn, Koen Stein, Stefan Stoinski, Tim Suthau, Thomas Tütken, David M. Unwin, Jan Werner, Ulrich Witzel]

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In an effort to explain why and how the largest of the sauropod dinosaurs achieved their gargantuan size, a group of German and Swiss researchers worked together to explore dinosaur gigantism. The 38 authors included here are not just paleontologists but also specialists in zoology, animal nutrition, bone histology, computer modeling, and geochemistry, to list only some of the areas of expertise involved. Approaching the biology of the sauropods from four different perspectives-those of physiology, nutrition, growth, and construction-the researchers offer readers an integrated view representing the highlights of their seven years of multidisciplinary examination. Filled with 183 illustrations, including detailed diagrams, graphs, and schematics, this is a unique reference work. Verdict While the book appears to be dauntingly scientific, it is actually remarkably accessible, even for the nonscientific reader. Dinosaur lovers will find it very interesting, while scientists will be deeply impressed by the research and results of the multidisciplinary approach.-Gloria Maxwell, Metropolitan Community Coll.–Penn Valley, Kansas City, MO

LIBRARY JOURNAL

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs . . . is full of new hypotheses and will enliven debates on sauropods for many years to come.

Geological Magazine

This book is highly recommended for any library with natural history collections. It is a superb compendium of the latest sauropod research at a reasonable price.

American Reference Books

This is a beautifully produced volume that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in the biology of Mesozoic vertebrates.

Qtly Review of Biology

Comprehensive.

New York Times

While the book appears to be dauntingly scientific, it is actually remarkably accessible, even for the nonscientific reader. Dinosaur lovers will find it very interesting, while scientists will be deeply impressed by the research and results of the multidisciplinary approach. August 5, 2011

Library Journal

The 18 articles in this collection are the fruit of seven years of collaborative effort, and shed much light on sauropod anatomy and physiology. . . . A valuable acquisition for college libraries. . . . Highly recommended. September 2011

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Provide[s] much new information on the biology of Sauropod dinosaurs; information extrapolated from studies of extant animals and from unique, new methodologies for examining fossil material.

-- Virginia Tidwell ― Denver Museum of Nature and Science
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FG1KUTY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indiana University Press; Illustrated edition (April 22, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 22, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 29268 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 369 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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