Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King by Peter L. Larson
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Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King
By Peter L. Larson

Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King

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Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Tyrant King by Peter L. Larson

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With its massive head, enormous jaws, and formidable teeth, Tyrannosaurus rex has long been the young person's favorite creepy carnivore in the Mesozoic zoo. Nor has T. rex been ignored by the scientific community, as this new collection amply demonstrates. Scientists explore such questions as why T. rex had such small forelimbs; how the dinosaur moved; what bone pathologies tell us about life in the Cretaceous; and whether T. rex was a predator, a scavenger, or both. There are reports on newly discovered skeletons, on variation and sexual dimorphism, and how the big beasts chewed. The methods used by the contributors to unlock the mysteries of T. rex range from "old fashioned" stratigraphy to contemporary computer modeling. Together they yield a wealth of new information about one of the dinosaur world's most famous carnivores. An enclosed CD-ROM presents additional photographic and filmed reconstructions of the mighty beast.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253350879
ISBN-10: 0253350875
Format: Hardback
(6466mm x 4531mm x 33mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter L. Larson

Peter Larson is founder and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in Hill City, South Dakota, whose staff was responsible for excavating the T. rex known as "Stan." He lives in Hill City, South Dakota. Kenneth Carpenter is the dinosaur paleontologist for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He is author of Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000) and editor of The Carnivorous Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005) and The Armored Dinosaurs (IUP, 2001). He lives in Aurora, Colorado.

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