Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia
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|Format:||Hardback, 336 pages|
|Other Information: ||292 colour illustrations, 5 maps|
|Published In: ||United States, 25 October 2011|
Written for the general reader, this book is both a colourful introduction to the history and study of dinosaurs and an eye-opening survey of dinosaur discoveries in Spain. At the time of the dinosaurs, Iberia was in the process of becoming a peninsula of Continental Europe and looked very different than it does today. Eastern Iberia contains one of the richest fossil records of Mesozoic vertebrates in Europe. This record spans an 80-million-year period that includes key moments in Earth's history, such as the extinction events at the Jurassic-Cretaceous and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundaries. Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia tells the story of Iberia's tumultuous geological history and presents a detailed synthesis of the region's dinosaur discoveries, with fact sheets and reconstructions of each species found there. This volume also describes the flora and fauna that made up the ancient ecosystems and explores the paleobiogeography of this dynamic region.
Table of Contents
Preface: The Dinosaurs of Eastern Iberia /Angel Galobart Acknowledgements 1: Paleontological Discoveries and Studies /Angel Galobart, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Maite Suner and Jose Ignacio Canudo; 2. The Geological Context: The Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous /Carlos de Santisteban and Andres Santos-Cubedo; 3. The Geological Context: The Upper Cretaceous Peninsula /Oriol Oms, Violeta Riera and Carlos de Santisteban; 4. History and Classification of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Josep Marmi and Marc Furio; 5. Origin and Diversity of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Marc Furio and Josep Marmi; 6. The Study of Dinosaur Fossils /Bernat Vila, Maite Suner, Begona Poza, Josep Fortuny, Elena Nieto and Angel Galobart; 7. Saurischians through Time /Bernat Vila, Maite Suner, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Jose Ignacio Canudo, Begona Poza and Angel Galobart; 8. Ornithischians through Time /Rodrigo Gaete, Jose Ignacio Canudo and Andres Santos-Cubedo; 9. Fauna and Flora in the Age of Dinosaur /Josep Marmi, Carles Martin-Closas, Xavier Delclos and Begona Poza; 10. Global Distribution and Dinosaur Environments of Eastern Iberia /Josep Fortuny, Bernat Vila, Marc Furio, and Carlos de Santisteban; 11. Mass Extinctions and the End of Dinosaurs /Bernat Vila, Andres Santos-Cubedo, Angel Galobart and Rodrigo Gaete; 12. The Reconstruction of Dinosaurs and their World /Oscar Sanisidro Sites, Museums, and Paleontological Research Centers in Eastern Iberia; References; Contributors
A vivid introduction to the dinosaurs of Spain
About the Author
Angel Galobart is the director of the research group on Mesozoic Fauna at the Institut Catala de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.
Maite Suner is Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Valencia.
Begona Poza is a paleontologist at Consorci Ruta Minera.
"A beautifully illustrated book that covers... spectacular sites, and very interesting specimens... I am unaware of any comparable treatment. I suspect that many will buy the book for the artwork alone!" James O. Farlow, co-editor, The Complete Dinosaur "Overall, I highly recommend this book to any dinosaur enthusiast. It not only delivers up-to-date research on the vertebrate paleontology in Eastern Iberia, but it also is very comprehensive and systematically steps through the science behind the dinosaurs. ... What a great read!" - Priscum: Newsletter of the Paleontological Society
|Publisher: ||Indiana University Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.07 x 24.33 x 3.38 centimeters (1.41 kg)|