Tuesday, April 12, 2011
1) Klein, Nicole et al. (editors). Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants. 2011. Indiana University Press. Hardbound: 331 pages. Price: $59.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Sauropods, those lumbering 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 an enormous size? Working groups in Germany and Switzerland representing 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 current state of the groups' research. Covering nutrition, physiology, skeletal structure and body plans, and growth, this volume provides the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these giant dinosaurs.
RECOMMENDATION: For those with a technical interest in sauropods dinosaurs. Other forthcoming science titles from IUP can be found here: