Question about Vertebrate Paleontology books
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19-11-2012, 08:47 PM (This post was last modified: 19-11-2012 08:56 PM by The Velohexum.)
Question about Vertebrate Paleontology books
Hello, I have quite a nagging question. I just recently bought The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs by Fastovsky and Weishampel. I also noticed that they published a book later on called Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History. I was just wondering if there are any paleontologists who have read these books and noticed any differences, because I compared the chapters of both books on Amazon and they looked the same. Any help would be appreciated Smile

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19-11-2012, 09:27 PM
RE: Question about Vertebrate Paleontology books
Might be a re-titling of the same book. New version or somesuch.

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2 K(s) + 2 H2O(l) → 2 KOH(aq) + H2 (g) + 196 kJ/mol
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20-11-2012, 09:00 AM
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There is one less author on the newer version and it appears to be a little bit shorter, but I've never read either. I would go for a $10 copy of the older one for now via amazon. It looks like figures might be a little different too. Could be the earlier one is more aligned towards advanced students whereas the later one is a bit more cartoony.

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20-11-2012, 05:39 PM
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Alright, thanks for the answers Smile

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20-11-2012, 05:55 PM
RE: Question about Vertebrate Paleontology books
All my books, paleontology or otherwise, are vertebrates; they all have spines.

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