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The Resource Next of kin : great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History, Lowell Dingus

Next of kin : great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History, Lowell Dingus

Label
Next of kin : great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History
Title
Next of kin
Title remainder
great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History
Statement of responsibility
Lowell Dingus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book, liberally illustrated with beautiful new color and archival photography, and artwork and graphics produced especially for the renovated exhibits, is an in-depth look at the evolution of vertebrate animals in the collection. In an incisive, behind-the-scenes text, paleontologist Lowell Dingus discusses the earliest specimens: fish, amphibians, and primitive reptiles that represent evolutionary starting points for major groups; the popular saurischian dinosaurs, including the seventeen-ton Apatosauris (once called Brontosaurus) skeleton; and ornithischian dinosaurs such as the horned Triceratops. He concludes with the mammal hills, where animals as diverse as the fin-backed Dimetrodon, mastodons, and, after primates, our closest "next of kin" - bats - are shown to be related by one hole in the skull behind the eye socket
  • This modification illustrates the contemporary approach to evolution that readers will learn about called cladistics, which establishes animal relationships based on unique shared anatomical changes that were inherited over the course of time. The Museum galleries are organized to reflect how this approach has been used to reconstruct the family tree of vertebrate evolution: walking along the main pathway through the fossil halls is like walking along the trunk of the vertebrate evolutionary tree
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
560/.74/7471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.D5
LC item number
D4927 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Next of kin : great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History, Lowell Dingus
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1. The Bait in the Big Tank: The Barosaurus Mount in Roosevelt Memorial Hall -- 2. The Opening Act: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center -- 3. Building the Vertebrate Body: The Hall of Vertebrate Origins -- 4. Are All Dinosaurs Really Extinct? The Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs -- 5. The Exit of Large Dinosaurs: The Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs -- 6. Our Roots Are as Old as the Dinosaurs: The Lila Acheson Wallace Wing of Mammals and Their Extinct Relatives -- 7. What's the Point?
Control code
189488
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780847819294
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
95048881
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33666874
  • (OCoLC)33666874
Label
Next of kin : great fossils at the American Museum of Natural History, Lowell Dingus
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1. The Bait in the Big Tank: The Barosaurus Mount in Roosevelt Memorial Hall -- 2. The Opening Act: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center -- 3. Building the Vertebrate Body: The Hall of Vertebrate Origins -- 4. Are All Dinosaurs Really Extinct? The Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs -- 5. The Exit of Large Dinosaurs: The Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs -- 6. Our Roots Are as Old as the Dinosaurs: The Lila Acheson Wallace Wing of Mammals and Their Extinct Relatives -- 7. What's the Point?
Control code
189488
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780847819294
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
95048881
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33666874
  • (OCoLC)33666874

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