Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons
By (author) Christopher McGowan
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Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons by Christopher McGowan
Book DescriptionChristopher McGowan sets out to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect. In addition to exploring the natural history of the Mesozoic Era, McGowan draws on science and engineering concepts to explain curiosities such as the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteranodons and Spitfire planes. Dinosaurs are so popular that we often neglect the even more fascinating reptiles of their time that evolved in the most unreptilian habitats of sea (ichtyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and their allies) and air (pterosaurs). McGowan tells their story without neglecting the more conventional dinosaurs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674207707
(235mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher McGowan
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The dramatic story of how a group of nineteenth-century fossilists forever changed our view of history--and laid the groundwork for the Darwinian revolution
Practical Guide to Vertebrate Mechanics, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Christopher McGowan
This book, first published in 1999, takes a hands-on approach to the functional morphology of vertebrates.
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Author Biography - Christopher McGowan
Christopher McGowan is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto.
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