The Modern Scholar

PDF EBook by John C. Kricher

EBook Description

Dinosaurs- PDFthe word means "fearfully great reptile"-have been a source of fascination ever since their discovery in England early in the nineteenth century. The Modern Scholar PDF EBook Aside from birds, all dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years, yet, before then, they dominated Earth's terrestrial habitats for about 160 million years, far longer than primates, or humans, have been around.

Dinosaurs present the ultimate puzzle in forensic science, but we have learned a great deal about them, especially in the last fifty years. Our view of dinosaurs has changed radically, and the evolution and biology of dinosaurs has become a popular topic in college curriculums. This lecture series will explain how this changing view of dinosaurs developed, the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs, what it might have been like to be present in the Mesozoic Era during the time of the dinosaurs, and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all of the non-bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period. Although extinct, dinosaurs have never been more a focus of science than they are today.

Course Syllabus
Lecture 1 What Is (or Was) a Dinosaur?

Lecture 2Digging Up Dinos

Lecture 3Dinosaurs Discovered

Lecture 4The Bone Wars

Lecture 5The Museum That Dinosaurs Built

Lecture 6Dinosaurs Enter Pop Culture

Lecture 7Dinosaur Origins

Lecture 8In the Days of Dinosaurs

Lecture 9Dinosaur Diversity

Lecture 10Dinosaurs Become Dynamic

Lecture 11Dinosaurs Become Airborne

Lecture 12Dinosaurs as Living Animals

Lecture 13T. REX Deconstructed and Reconstructed

Lecture 14The Cretaceous Extinction Event Like this book? Read online this: Digging For Dinosaurs, Road Scholar & Notes from the Underpants.

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