domingo, enero 11, 2009

Dinosaurs: A concise Natural History

Los paleontológos David Fastovsky y David Weishampel acaban de publicar el libro sobre dinosaurios titulado: Dinosaurs: a concise Natural History. En Amazon vale 70 dolares. Sus dos autores son dos paleontólogos bien conocidos, Fastovsky como uno de los grandes defensores de la extinción de los dinosaurios por el impacto de un meteorito y Weishampel como especialista en ornitópodos, especialmente en hadrosauridos. Os reproducimos algunos comentarios para los más interesados. No hemos tenido la oportunidad de verlo, así que nos fíamos de la opinión de los colegas.

'I am excited to see that they authors have selected not to overwhelm the student with detail.' Mark Oiumette, Hardin-Simmons University 'Does an excellent job of explaining cladistics.' Bill Zinsmeister, Purdue University 'Well written ...the author's sense of humor makes it enjoyable to read; it summarizes most of the important topics in dinosaur paleontology using current information.' Carol Waddell-Sheets, Canisius College 'This is an outstanding contribution for anyone teaching a course involving dinosaurs... it is reasonably short and very much up to date.' Sherwood Wise, Florida State University 'It's a nice length - subjects are discussed with the appropriate amount of depth and level of coverage. The writing style and tone is engaging and I like the incorporation of phylogeny.' David Varricchio, Montana State University 'Very up-to-date information ... superior illustration.'