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The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Draws upon recent discoveries & research to recount the rise & fall of the dinosaurs, as dominant, warm-blooded animals, & to reassess their intelligence, agility, physiological complexity & advanced social behavior.
The crown of creation
The tyrant find its feet
The race is to the swift, the battle to the strong
The Dark Ages
The stranding of the titans
A grif
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 15th 1990 by Hutchinson (first published 1975)
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Steven Peterson
May 03, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
This is a book that I found fascinating in its time. It was a rather early volume arguing that dinosaurs were not, in fact, cold-blooded animals. The contention is that they were warm-blooded, meaning that a lot of arguments about the nature of dinosaurs were wrong-headed. The book also addresses the question of birds. Are they living dinosaurs? nOt descendants of reptiles? Lots of questions to think about in this book. . . .
José Antonio
Dec 10, 2014 José Antonio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 40 años vista, este libro sigue siendo apasionante. En él se resumen las raíces del Renacimiento Dinosaurio, antes incluso de que los Álvarez descubrieran la pista del iridio y plantearan la hipótesis de la colisión cretácica.

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Apr 26, 2013 Keith rated it really liked it
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I read this book when I was in 3rd or 4th grade in 1976. I loved it. I remember one classmate telling me, "Dinosaurs don't turn into birds!!" I remember few details besides the cover art. I need to find it and re-read it.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Very interesting theory, although I think research today shows that some may have been and some may not.
Jose Luis
Apr 21, 2015 Jose Luis rated it really liked it
Shelves: ciencia
Un libro muy bien escrito e interesante, que en su momento mostraba las últimas teorias sobre los dinosaurios. Lo leí muy joven y lo re-leí no hace mucho y me siguió gustando.
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Adrian John Desmond (born 1947) is an English writer on the history of science.

He studied physiology at University College, London, and went on to study history of science and vertebrate palaeontology at University College London before researching the history of vertebrate palaeontology at Harvard University, under Stephen Jay Gould. He was awarded a PhD in the area of the Victorian-period contex
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