Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086


Page: 32

View: 5357

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250028043

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 7309

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories


The Textbook


Author: Spencer G. Lucas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541848

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 463

Geared towards a broad variety of students, Dinosaurs: The Textbook, sixth edition, is a concise and lucid presentation of the biological and geological concepts of dinosaur science. It clarifies the evolution, phylogeny, and classification of the various species while modeling the best approach for navigating new and existing research. Revised to reflect recent fossil discoveries and the current consensus on dinosaur science, this text moves through the major taxonomic groups—including theropods, sauropodomorphs, ornithopods, ceratopsians, pachycephalosaurs, stegosaurs, and ankylosaurs—and concludes with updated chapters on the behavior and extinction of the dinosaurs, their biological relationship to birds, and their representation (or misrepresentation) in art, literature, film, and other forms of popular culture. The sixth edition represents a major revision of the leading text for an introductory course on dinosaurs, including comprehensive updates based on the latest scientific discoveries, research, and literature. With an extensive art program revised by leading paleoartists that features cutting-edge illustrations, it is a complete reader-friendly pedagogical package with extensive end-of-chapter summary tools, review questions, a detailed glossary, a dinosaur dictionary, and a comprehensive index. Please visit our supplemental materials page (https://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/dinosaurs-the-textbook-sixth-edition) to find study and teaching aides for both students and teachers using Dinosaurs: The Textbook, sixth edition in class.

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26


Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472106075

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1702

For nearly three decades, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his weighty and eclectic annual selection of short science fiction that deserves to be better known to a wider audience. It has consistently been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine, overwhelmingly more often than any other collection. Unfailingly, Dozois's selection offers the very best stories of the year, showcasing outstanding new talents alongside acknowledged masters of the genre. This year's collection is no exception, including the work of over 30 writers, including: Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley, Linda Nagata, Indrapreamit Das, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Brit Mandelo, Carrie Vaughn and many more. It includes, as ever, Dozois's magisterial summation of 2012 in SF. Praise for previous editions: This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades. The Guardian. Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure. The Times. For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall. Charles N. Brown, publsiher of Locus Magazine. New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever. Financial Times.

Dinosaur Art

The World's Greatest Paleoart


Author: Steve White,Philip J. Currie

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857685841

Category: Art

Page: 188

View: 1096

Collects illustrations by ten contemporary paleoartists who draw on cutting-edge paleontology to reconstruct the worlds of ancient animals, including contributions by such artists as John Conway, Douglas Henderson, and Luis Rey.

Dinosaurs in Fantastic Fiction

A Thematic Survey


Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786426721

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 5330

"This literary survey examines how paleoliterature originated, developed and matured from its inception to the present day. It follows trends on the crafting of classic dinosaurs, investigating the figurative and metaphoric meaning of fictional dinosaursand related prehistoria. An appendix provides brief summaries of deserving dinosaur texts, organized alphabetically by author. "--Provided by publisher.

Dinosaur Art 2


Author: Steve White

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785653988


Page: 188

View: 9795

Discovering Dinosaurs


Author: Bob Walters,Tess Kissinger

Publisher: Applesauce Press

ISBN: 9781604334968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1307

With over 100 new dinosaurs species discovered since 2012, Discovering Dinosaurs will make all earlier dino books EXTINCT! The most up-to-date illustrated dinosaur encyclopedia on the market—featuring spectacular illustrations of nearly 140 species, including the top dinosaur discoveries through 2014— written and illustrated by two of the world’s top dinosaur experts and artists. With a 10.5 x 13 landscape format revealing Walter’s and Kissinger’s award-winning illustrations, a dino skin-like cover, decorative endpapers and multiple 4-panel gatefolds, kids will not want to put the book down!

Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands


Author: W. Scott Persons

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9781550178210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4048

Alberta's prehistoric world comes alive in this informative and accessible volume, perfect for middle school readers.


The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art


Author: Allen A. Debus,Diane E. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786412228

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 3592

Discusses how the scientific and cultural imagery of prehistoric animals has evolved since the nineteenth century.

Something about the Author


Author: Diane Telgen

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780810322837

Category: Children's literature

Page: 275

View: 8422

Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled

How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like?


Author: Catherine Thimmesh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547991347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 57

View: 1187

Through illustrated full-color images, unravels the mystery of how we bring to life creatures that no one has ever seen before.

Dinosaur Discoveries


Author: William Stout

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933865225

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2165

The first of its kind, Dinosaur Discoveries features a multitude of never before seen specimens. Sixty-one new dinosaurs, found or described during the past twenty years, are covered in this fun and intriguing new collection. Many recent discoveries regarding the appearance of dinosaurs have been made because of the careful attention now being paid to dinosaur skin impressions, which are portrayed through Stout’s unparalleled depictions and commentary. Several dinosaurs in this book are covered in feathers, while others sport previously unknown body decorations. Each dinosaur is rendered in its natural environment by paleoartist and author, William Stout. Illustrations are accompanied by exciting new dinosaur facts which define each species’ name, family, and diet. Also given are the eras when each dinosaur lived, the location and time of discovery, plus other descriptive traits. Authoritative knowledge, gleaned from many of the world’s leading paleontologists, combined with William Stout’s natural storytelling ability brings the world of dinosaurs to you in a fun and enlightening journey. So join in the adventure of exploring dinosaurs and their world. This collection is intended for all ages, and serves to satisfy the most enthusiastic dinosaur fans. The hardbound edition is limited to 500 copies. Exclusive to this edition is a bound in plate reproducing an unpublished illustration. Each copy is numbered and signed.



Author: Wladimir Obrutschew

Publisher: Neues Leben

ISBN: 3355500542

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4345

Kurz vor Beginn des 1. Weltkrieges brechen russische Wissenschaftler zu einer Arktisexpedition auf. Sie finden eine riesige Senke, die sich als Einstieg in das Innere der Erde entpuppt. Während sie diese Unterwelt bereisen, rollt vor ihren Augen die erdgeschichtliche Entwicklung bis zum Ursprung ab, und die Forscher erleben gefährliche Begegnungen mit prähistorischen Tieren. Ein Roman, der an Jules Verne und Arthur Conan Doyle anknüpft und zugleich der direkte Vorgänger von Jurassic Park ist.

The Great Hall of Dinosaurs

An Artist's Exploration Into the Jurassic World


Author: William O'Connor

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781440340727

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 160

View: 4945

"THE GREAT HALL OF DINOSAURS is an illustrated guide to studying and drawing dinosaurs ... Astounding dioramas of the world's biggest, fiercest and fastest creatures line the halls, from a lumbering family of grazing triceratops and a gnashing T-rex to a duo of swift-footed carnotaurus. History's 'terrible lizards' are more than a thundering Hollywood nightmare. William O'Connor brings these beautiful and complex beasts to life through accurate illustration based on the anatomical and scientific knowledge of contemporary paleontology. But in The Great Hall of Dinosaurs, our imaginations aren't limited by science: We can dream of worlds and scenes that may have existed millions of years ago, of animals we have never seen before, using nothing more than a simple no. 2 pencil and some paper."--Page 4 of cover.

Jurassic Park


Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453811508


Page: 576

View: 8406