Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons by Christopher McGowan
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Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons
By Christopher McGowan

Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons

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Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons by Christopher McGowan

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Christopher 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674207707
ISBN-10: 067420770X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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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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