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What bugged the dinosaurs?

George O Poinar

What bugged the dinosaurs?

insects, disease, and death in the Cretaceous

by George O Poinar

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Paleoecology -- Cenozoic,
  • Dinosaurs -- Diseases,
  • Paleoecology,
  • Insects, Fossil,
  • Insects -- Ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-252) and index

    StatementGeorge Poinar, Jr. and Roberta Poinar ; with photographs and drawings by the authors
    ContributionsPoinar, Roberta
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE720 .P65 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 264 p., 16 p. of plates :
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17250420M
    ISBN 100691124310
    ISBN 109780691124315
    LC Control Number2007061024

    The book includes key facts about each dinosaur, and along the way several theories about why the dinosaurs became extinct are shared. This book is most appropriate for children ages Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton. This book is a great introduction to dinosaurs for toddlers and preschoolers. Readers who love paleontology will feel the same way about this remarkable book, savoring its fascinating trove of questions and knowledge about the insects that bugged the dinosaurs. Physicist Fred Bortz is the author many book on for young readers, including Collision Course! Cosmic Impacts and Life on Earth.

    What Bugged the Dinosaurs?: Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous George O. Poinar, JR., Author, Roberta Poinar, Author, George O. Poinar, . A new book argues that the demise of the dinosaurs was due not to an asteroid impact, nor massive volcanic eruptions in India, but instead to tiny .

    An additional resin flow > entombed the small female fly" > in what we now call Burmese amber. > > Of the many large and small dramas of Cretaceous > life that Oregon State > University zoology professor George Poinar Jr. and > retired research > scientist Roberta Poinar vividly recount in What > Bugged the Dinosaurs?, this > one is the most. Q: Are the dinosaurs portrayed in the books Jurassic Park and The Lost World accurate with your findings and beliefs? I would especially like to know about the velociraptor. A: The accuracy of Michael Crichton's rendering of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park varies (I have not read The Lost World).He certainly goes overboard on velociraptor in terms of intelligence, and in the film its .


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George and Roberta Poinar's new book presents a different view--dinosaurs besieged by swarms of insects; dinosaurs with oozing, infected bites; dinosaurs weakened by parasite-induced illnesses.

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George and Roberta Poinar's new book presents a different view—dinosaurs besieged by swarms of insects; dinosaurs with oozing, infected bites; dinosaurs weakened by parasite-induced illnesses.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs. draws on the Poinars' many studies of fossils in amber to show how dinosaurs interacted with their more abundant.

This concept is outlined in detail in “What Bugged the Dinosaurs. Insects, Disease and Death in the Cretaceous,” a book by George and Roberta Poinar, just published by Princeton University What bugged the dinosaurs? book. In it, the authors argue that insects provide a plausible and effective explanation for the slow, inexorable decline and eventual extinction of.

Book Description: Millions of years ago in the Cretaceous period, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex--with its dagger-like teeth for tearing its prey to ribbons--was undoubtedly the fiercest carnivore to roam the Earth.

Yet asWhat Bugged the Dinosaurs?reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting. What Bugged the Dinosaurs tells the story of insects' tremendous impact on Cretaceous ecosystems There are fascinating chapters on the evolution of pathogens, what makes insects 'the ultimate survivors,' and the nature of extinctions The scientific and, at times, technical, subject of this book is complemented by an often colorful narrative Brand: Princeton University Press.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs: “If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago,” says Edward O. Wilson. “If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” Others 5/5.

Yet as What Bugged the Dinosaurs. reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting sand flies to disease-causing parasites--dominated life on the planet and played a significant role in the life and death of the dinosaurs.

The Poinars bring the age of the dinosaurs marvelously to life. Yet as What Bugged the Dinosaurs. reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting sand flies to disease-causing parasites--dominated life on the planet and played a significant role in the life and death of the dinosaurs.

One of the most strange fossils is the species Saurodectes, described from the early Cretaceous of Siberia and supposedly identified as Author: David Bressan.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs. is positioned to be a definitive treatise that should be a part of any serious paleontologist's library."--Greg Sweatt, Fossil News "There are many theories about what factors ultimately caused the mass extinction of non-avian dinosaurs at the close of the Cretaceous period million years ago /5(32).

Yet as What Bugged the Dinosaurs. reveals, T. rex was not the only killer. George and Roberta Poinar show how insects--from biting sand flies to disease-causing parasites--dominated life on the planet and played a significant role in the life and death of the dinosaurs.

The Poinars bring the age of the dinosaurs marvelously to life/5(2). Dinosaurs, like a majority of animals today, voided solid waste. Certainly “waste” is a poor term since animal dung actu-ally contains enough nutrients to nurture a wide range of smaller creatures like beetles, flies, earthworms, nematodes, and even miniscule mites.

Defecation is a normal, everyday physiologicalCited by:   tags: What Bugged the Dinosaurs?, dinosaurs, insects, disease, George Poinar, Roberta Poinar, book review I grew up with a fondness for dinosaurs.

Their unbelievable size, their peculiar shapes. Bugged. book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The only reason I didn't give this book 1 star is that it was so bad it was funny in most places.

flag 1 like Like see review. the first of 41 amateur movies featuring dinosaurs, human monsters (Frankensteins Monster, Teenage Werewolf, etc.) and /5. In What Bugged the Dinosaurs.

George Poinar Jr. and Roberta Poinar explore how dinosaurs may have competed with insects for plants, how insects provided food for dinosaurs, and, most significantly, how dinosaurs very likely were meals for blood-feeding and parasitic by: 1.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs tells the story of insects' tremendous impact on Cretaceous ecosystems There are fascinating chapters on the evolution of pathogens, what makes insects 'the ultimate survivors, ' and the nature of extinctions The scientific and, at times, technical, subject of this book is complemented by an often colorful narrative style worthwhile for lay /5(2).

As they explain in the new book, What Bugged the Dinosaurs. Insects, Disease and Death in the Cretaceous, an asteroid or volcanic eruption would not explain why the dinosaurs died off over.

What Bugged the Dinosaurs. is positioned to be a definitive treatise that should be a part of any serious paleontologist's libraryGreg Sweatt, Fossil News. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in dinosaurs and prehistoric life in general. What Bugged the Dinosaurs: Insects Disease and Death in the Cretaceous George Poinar Roberta Poinar Princeton University Press ( ) $ (pp) “If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago,” says Edward O.

Wilson. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Princeton, N.J. Donor bostonpubliclibraryPages: This book shows that bloodsucking insects were well-established in the age This book opens doors and invites questions and the accounts of the scientific endeavours cannot fail to impress."--Gaden Robinson, Times Literary Supplement "[A] detailed study of insects' role in the life and extinction of Cretaceous plants and animals.