Behold the Mighty Dinosaur(The Modern Scholar)

Behold the Mighty Dinosaur The Modern Scholar Dinosaurs the word means fearfully great reptile have been a source of fascination ever since their discovery in England early in the nineteenth century Aside from birds all dinosaurs have been extin

  • Title: Behold the Mighty Dinosaur(The Modern Scholar)
  • Author: John C. Kricher
  • ISBN: 9781428173897
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Dinosaurs the word means fearfully great reptile have been a source of fascination ever since their discovery in England early in the nineteenth century Aside from birds, all dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years, yet, before then, they dominated Earth s terrestrial habitats for about 160 million years, far longer than primates, or humans, have been around DDinosaurs the word means fearfully great reptile have been a source of fascination ever since their discovery in England early in the nineteenth century Aside from birds, all dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years, yet, before then, they dominated Earth s terrestrial habitats for about 160 million years, far longer than primates, or humans, have been around Dinosaurs present the ultimate puzzle in forensic science, but we have learned a great deal about them, especially in the last fifty years Our view of dinosaurs has changed radically, and the evolution and biology of dinosaurs has become a popular topic in college curriculums This lecture series will explain how this changing view of dinosaurs developed, the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs, what it might have been like to be present in the Mesozoic Era during the time of the dinosaurs, and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all of the non bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period Although extinct, dinosaurs have never been a focus of science than they are today Course SyllabusLecture 1 What Is or Was a Dinosaur Lecture 2 Digging Up DinosLecture 3 Dinosaurs DiscoveredLecture 4 The Bone WarsLecture 5 The Museum That Dinosaurs BuiltLecture 6 Dinosaurs Enter Pop CultureLecture 7 Dinosaur OriginsLecture 8 In the Days of DinosaursLecture 9 Dinosaur DiversityLecture 10 Dinosaurs Become DynamicLecture 11 Dinosaurs Become AirborneLecture 12 Dinosaurs as Living AnimalsLecture 13 T REX Deconstructed and ReconstructedLecture 14 The Cretaceous Extinction Event

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      John C Kricher, Professor of Biology, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

    267 thoughts on “Behold the Mighty Dinosaur(The Modern Scholar)”

    1. What little I knew about dinosaurs came mostly from school & old movies over 40 years ago, so was extremely dated. I've read a few articles about some of the changes: brontosaurus was incorrect & is now several others, their gait was more upright, they probably weren't cold blooded, & may have had feathers. I didn't know just how far our understanding of them had changed, though. This series of lectures made a lot of that clear.That we know so much about dinosaurs is incredible. Ther [...]


    2. I was randomly in the mood to learn about dinosaurs, so I picked this up. There are precious few adult audiobooks on dinosaurs, it turns out; most of them are kids stuff.This lecture scratched that itch pretty thoroughly. He takes you from knowing nothing about dinosaurs (nothing about biology or zoology or paleontology at all, really) and brings you up to speed. From the history of fossil hunting to a detailed analysis of T. Rex, he covers his subject broadly. There could've been more depth in [...]


    3. Listening to Behold the Mighty Dinosaur is like having a super-cool professor over for dinner to chat about dinosaurs. John Kricher, a Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, has a great conversational style and infuses the course with interesting facts and anecdotes. And of course the subject matter kicks ass, if you aren’t interested in dinosaurs there’s something very wrong with you (seriously, I’m pretty sure that indifference to dinosaurians is a documented condition within the Diagn [...]


    4. This was an easy read, very understandable and engaging. I felt like my main issue with it was that I was mostly aware of all the science/biology behind a lot of what he had to say, and it was a little too elementary for me. Luckily, the history of fossil hunting and the pop culture aspect of dinosaurs was all new to me and quite fascinating. If you are new to dinosaurs, this would probably be THE perfect place to start.


    5. Oh man, I had no idea these courses were even on . This is great because I go through a ton of them, and now it doesn't have to be "wasted" reading that doesn't count toward my yearly goal!



    6. Such a great series of lectures about dinosaurs. Very comprehensive. Gives a history of paleontology and goes into the evolution of dinosaurs throughout the Mesozoic era. Also discusses the role of dinosaurs in pop culture and details all the things they got wrong/got right in Jurassic Park (among others). Very entertaining lecturer. Recommended to anyone interested in dinosaurs.


    7. I already knew a good deal of what's in these lectures, but that's because I love dinosaurs. Regardless, these were very informative and well put together. The explanations of dinosaur metabolism were particularly fascinating. If you're interested in dinos, you should really give this a listen.


    8. I didn't think I was that interested in dinosaurs but I really enjoyed reading this history. This author is especially good at making facts interesting. His love of the subject came through to me.


    9. An informative and fun audio lecture series about dinosaurs, delivered in a clear, concise, and enthusiastic tone by someone who clearly loves the subject matter. Thanks John Kricher for making a lengthy road trip with an inquisitive small child a lot more enjoyable for all of us!



    10. A very interesting book, although after reading it I feel that I have certainly fulfilled my Dinosaur Information Quota for the foreseeable and distant future!!


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