Tyrannosaurus Rex the Tyrant King

Author: Peter L. Larson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253350879
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

A treasure trove of information about the most famous dinosaur of allwith a supplementary CD-ROM

Rex Appeal

Author: Peter L. Larson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1931229384
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

When Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute discovered the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath a South Dakota butte in 1990, they had no idea that it would be the find of a lifetime. Sue, as the skeleton came to be known, would ultimately not only lead them to international recognition, but also pull them into a world of FBI investigations, Native American land claims, competitive paleontologists, and avaricious museum curators. This gripping story chronicles the adventures of Larson and his group, explaining the art, technology, and politics behind one of the most successful group of T-rex hunters.

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles

Author: David Hone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472911278
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Science

'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right, and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurs started small, but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12m (40 feet) long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history. The Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other. This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.

The Complete T Rex

Author: John R. Horner
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076001370449
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

A look at the Tyrannosaurus Rex discusses the animal's speed, its warm-bloodedness, its dimensions and anatomy, and its gender differences, offering excavation photos and line drawings. 30,000 first printing.

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

Author: J. Michael Parrish
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253009470
Release Date: 2013-07-05
Genre: Science

The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status of Nanotyrannus; theropod teeth, pedal proportions, brain size, and craniocervical function; soft tissue reconstruction, including that of "Jane"; paleopathology and tyrannosaurid claws; dating the "Jane" site; and tyrannosaur feeding and hunting strategies. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology highlights the far ranging and vital state of current tyrannosaurid dinosaur research and discovery.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Author: Pascal Godefroit
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253005700
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Science

In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens of the Cretaceous ecosystems of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pascal Godefroit and contributors consider the Bernissart locality itself and the new research programs that are underway there. The book also presents a systematic revision of Iguanodon; new material from Spain, Romania, China, and Kazakhstan; studies of other Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems; and examinations of Cretaceous vertebrate faunas.

King of the Crocodylians

Author: David R. Schwimmer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025334087X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

Toward the end of the Age of Dinosaurs, during a time known as the Late Cretaceous, a new type of giant predator appeared along the southern coasts of North America. It was a huge species of crocodylian called Deinosuchus. Neither a crocodile nor an alligator, it was an ancestor of both modern groups; it reached weights of many tons and it had some features unique to its own species. Average-sized individuals were bigger than the carnivorous dinosaurs with which they co-existed; the largest specimens were the size of a T-rex. King of the Crocodylians, the biography of these giant beasts, tells the long history of their discovery and reports on new research about their makeup. The book also deals with the ancient life and geology of the coastal areas where Deinosuchus thrived, its competitors, and its prey, which probably included carnivorous dinosaurs. There is also detailed discussion of the methods used to determine the size of these giant animals, the dating of the fossils, the nature of their living environments, and how we know who ate whom 80 million years ago.

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Author: Nicole Klein
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253013552
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Genre: Science

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.

Tyrannosaurus

Author: Rob Shone
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404238972
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In graphic novel format, follows the life of a tyrannosaurus rex during the Cretaceous period as it grows from an egg to a full-grown adult.

T Rex Trying

Author: Hugh Murphy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452299023
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Presents cartoons from the webcomic that follows a short-armed T-rex as he tries to perform activities that come easily to humans.

Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico

Author: Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253012715
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Science

This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs. In addition, chapters focus on trackways and other trace fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, beneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized as the site of the boloid impact that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now.

T Rex Trying and Trying

Author: Hugh Murphy
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780142181706
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Humor

Presents cartoons that follow a short-armed Tyrannosaurus Rex and his family as they try to perform activities that come easily to humans, from using crutches to playing peek-a-boo.

Eggs Nests and Baby Dinosaurs

Author: Kenneth Carpenter
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253334977
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

Surveys current understanding of dinosaur reproduction, including what the microscopic structure of the eggshell, the pattern of eggs in a clutch, and the ornamentation of adults reveal about eggs, development, and mating.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Author: Ted Rechlin
Publisher: Rextooth Studios, distributed by Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781591521747
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Meet Cobalt, a 40-foot-long, 7 ton apex predator. Cobalt is a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most famous dinosaur of all. He is trying to stake out a territory of his own - not an easy task, even for a T. rex! Based on all the latest science, Ted Rechlin’s educational graphic novel brings the Cretaceous world and the King of the Dinosaurs to life like never before in a fun graphic novel format.