Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science (Paperback)

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Drawing on new breakthroughs and cutting edge techniques to scan and analyze this rare and remarkable discovery, Dr. Manning takes us on a thrilling, globe-spanning tour of dinosaur mummy finds—from the first such excavation in 1908 to a baby dinosaur unearthed in 1980, from a dino with a heart in South Dakota to titanosaur embryos in Argentina. And he discusses his own groundbreaking analysis of Dakota that will intrigue dinosaur loving readers of all ages.

About the Author


Phillip Manning teaches vertebrate paleontology and evolution at the University of Manchester (U.K.). He has built up an international reputation for his work on dinosaur trackways and biomechanics.

Praise for Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science…


"...the science is solid and well explained, the people are vivid and real, the adventures are well chosen and the story is well told. Read and enjoy." —New Scientist

"...deliciously geeky account of the discovery in 1999 and subsequent investigation of a fossilized hadrosaur named Dakota."— The Guardian

"Phillip Manning has stitched together a very readable account rewarding for the reader looking for more than a quick glance into the world of the dinosaurs." — The Roanoke Times

Product Details ISBN-10: 1426203845
ISBN-13: 9781426203848
Published: National Geographic, 01/20/2009
Pages: 320
Language: English


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