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Dinosaurs, Spitfires, and Sea Dragons

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674207707

Publication: January 1992


384 pages

119 b/w illustrations, 61 line illustrations, 3 tables


Christopher McGowan sets out to solve some of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect. In addition to exploring the natural history of the Mesozoic Era, McGowan draws on science and engineering concepts to explain curiosities such as the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteranodons and Spitfire planes.