How We Know What We Know
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This textbook introduces research on dinosaurs by describing the science behind how we know what we know about dinosaurs. A wide range of topics is covered, from fossils and taphonomy to dinosaur physiology, evolution, and extinction. In addition, sedimentology, paleo-tectonics, and non-dinosaurian Mesozoic life are discussed. There is a special opportunity to capitalize on the enthusiasm for dinosaurs that students bring to classrooms to foster a deeper engagement in all sciences. Students are encouraged to synthesize information, employ critical thinking, construct hypotheses, devise methods to test these hypotheses, and come to new defensible conclusions, just as paleontologists do.
Clear and easy to read dinosaur text with well-defined terminology
Over 600 images and diagrams to illustrate concepts and aid learning
Reading objectives for each chapter section to guide conceptual learning and encourage active reading
Companion website (teachingdinosaurs.com) that includes supporting materials such as in-class activities, question banks, lists of suggested specimens, and more to encourage student participation and active learning
Ending each chapter with a specific "What We Don't Know" section to encourage student curiosity
Singer, R. Encyclopedia of Paleontology (ISBN 978-1-884964-96-1)
Fiorillo, A. R. Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World (ISBN 978-1-138-06087-6)
Caldwell, M. W. The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil Record (ISBN 978-1-4822-5134-0)
CRC Press, 9781138608160, 548pp.
Publication Date: November 18, 2020