Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Understanding the Life of Giants

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Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defyevery natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach suchuniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated group of researchers in Germany in disciplines ranging fromengineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answersto these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the latest results from thisseemingly disparate group of research fields and integrates them into a coherent theory regardingsauropod 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 enormousdinosaurs.



Indiana University Press

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.



Publisher: Bloomington, [Ind.] : Indiana University Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780253355089
0253355087
Characteristics: xi, 331 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Klein, Nicole 1974-

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