By David E. Fastovsky, David B. WeishampelWritten for non-specialists, this precise survey of dinosaur origins, range, and extinction is designed as a sequence of successive essays overlaying very important and well timed themes in dinosaur paleobiology, resembling "warm-bloodedness," birds as residing dinosaurs, the recent, non-flying feathered dinosaurs, dinosaur practical morphology, and cladistic tools in systematics. Its explicitly phylogenetic method of the gang is that taken by way of dinosaur experts. The booklet isn't an edited compilation of the works of a lot of persons, yet a special, cohesive viewpoint on Dinosauria. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of thousands of recent, particularly commissioned illustrations by way of John Sibbick, world-famous illustrator of dinosaurs, the amount contains multi-page drawings in addition to sketches and diagrams. First version Hb (1996): 0-521-44496-9 David E. Fastovsky is Professor of Geosciences on the college of Rhode Island. Fastovsky, the writer of various clinical guides facing Mesozoic vertebrate faunas and their old environments, can also be clinical co-Editor of Geology. He has undertaken wide fieldwork learning dinosaurs and their environments in Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, Mexico, and Mongolia. David B. Weishampel is a professor on the middle for practical Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins collage, tuition of drugs. Weishampel is healthier identified for locating, getting to know, and naming a number of infrequent ecu dinosaur species. throughout the Nineteen Eighties Weishampel won popularity for his paintings with American paleontologist Jack Horner and later named the recognized plant-eating, egg-laying Orodromeus, Horner. Now, a decade after his pioneering experiences with Horner, Weishampel is most generally identified for his present paintings at the Romanian dinosaur fauna. he's the writer and co-author of many titles, together with The Dinosaur Papers, 1676-1906 (Norton, 2003); The Dinosauria, (University of California, 1990); and Dinosaurs of the East Coast, (Johns Hopkins collage Press, 1996).