Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

Section One: The World of the Dinosaurs 17

Chapter 1 The Middle and Late Jurassic Epochs 19

Section Two: Jurassic Dinosaurs 35

Chapter 2 The Sauropods:

Herbivorous Giants 36

Chapter 3 Theropod Diversity:

Giant Predatory Dinosaurs 86

Chapter 4 Armored and Plated Dinosaurs: Ornithischian Innovations 108

Conclusion

Appendix One: Geologic Time Scale Appendix Two: Positional Terms Glossary

Chapter Bibliography Further Reading Picture Credits Index

About the Author

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