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The author of the book: Robert T. Bakker
Edition: Zebra
Date of issue: January 1st 1988
ISBN: 0140100555
ISBN 13: 9780140100556
Language: English
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This study of dinosaur habits covers how they ate, reproduced & moved. Bakker's illustrations are based on 1st-hand studies of dinosaur exhibits in museums throughout the world. This book supports the view that dinosaurs were warm-blooded, intelligent & agile creatures bearing little resemblance to existing reptiles. More than 12 years ago, Bakker provoked a controversy on this subject, opposing the widely held belief that dinosaurs were cold-blooded, lumbering & of low intelligence.
Preface
1 The conquering cold-bloods: a conundrum: Brontosaurus in the Great Hall at Yale; Wyoming reverie: meditation on the geological text; Mesozoic class warfare: cold-bloods versus the fabulous furballs; Dinosaurs score where Komodo dragons fail
2 The habitat of the dinosaurs: The case of the brontosaurus: finding the body; Gizzard stones & brontosaur menus; The case of the duckbill's hand; Dinosaurs at table; When dinosaurs invented flowers
3 Defense, locomotion & the case for warm-blooded dinosaurs: The Teutonic diplodocus: a lesson in gait & carriage; Mesozoic arms race; Defense without armor; Dinosaurs take to the air; Archaeopteryx paternity suit: the dinosaur-bird connection
4 The warm-blooded metronome of evolution: Sex & intimidation: the body language of dinosaurs; The warm-blooded tempo of the dinosaurs' growth; Strong hearts, stout lungs & big brains; Eaters & eaten as the test of warm-bloodedness
5 Dynastic frailty & the pulses of animal history: Punctuated equilibrium: the evolutionary timekeeper; The Kazanian revolution: setting the stage for the Dinosauria; The twilight of the dinosaurs; Dinosaurs have class
Notes & References
Index
A Note About the Author


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Ebook The Dinosaur Heresies read Online! Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. He attributes his interest in dinosaurs to his reading an article in the September 7, 1953 issue of Life magazine. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1963.
At Yale University, Bakker studied under John Ostrom, an early proponent of the new view of dinosaurs, and later gained a PhD at Harvard. He began by teaching anatomy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and Earth and Space Sciences, where future artist Gregory S. Paul worked and collaborated informally under his guidance. Most of his field work has been done in Wyoming, especially at Como Bluff, but he has ranged as far as Mongolia and South Africa in pursuit of dinosaur habitats.


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