Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants (Life of the Past) (Hardcover)

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By Nicole Klein (Editor), Kristian Remes (Editor), Carole T. Gee (Editor)
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Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated group of researchers in Germany in disciplines ranging from engineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answers to these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the latest results from this seemingly disparate group of research fields and integrates them into a coherent theory regarding sauropod gigantism. Covering nutrition, physiology, growth, and skeletal structure and body plans, this volume presents the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these enormous dinosaurs.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780253355089
ISBN-10: 0253355087
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2011
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Life of the Past

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