Second Edition

This new edition of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs is a unique, comprehensive treatment of a fascinating group of organisms. It is a detailed survey of dinosaur origins, their diversity, and their eventual extinction.

The book is written as a series of readable, entertaining essays covering important and timely topics in dinsoaur paleontology and natural history. It will appeal to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts, treating subjects as diverse as birds as "living dinosaurs," the new feathered dinosaurs from China, and "warm-bloodedness." Along the way, the reader learns about dinosaur functional morphology, physiology, and systematics using cladistic methodology - in short, how professional paleontologists and dinosaur experts go about their work, and why they find it so rewarding.

The book is spectacularly illustrated by John Sibbick, a world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, with pictures commissioned exclusively for this book.

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