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Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History

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A lively, well-illustrated text emphasizing the understanding of science over memorization of dinosaur facts.
Paperback, 394 pages
Published January 12th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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Excellent resource for paleo-enthusiasts. I found myself lost in some of the cladeogram descriptions as I could not clearly see the relationship of certain groups of dinosaurs but overall the book is well written, extremely well illustrated and I have learned so much about behavior, environmental influences and general dinosaur (avian/reptilian) evolution and would recommend to anyone interested in this subject.
An excellent introductory book on dinosaurs, their environments, evolution and relationship to modern fauna. The only missing information is some graphical explanation on detailed cladograms features to help comprehend anatomical characteristics, which by no means is a demerit to this highly recommended book.
More of a textbook than anything else. A very good intro to science and paleontology.
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