Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Research on the Evolution of Dinosaurs
You can find tons of information about dinosaurs online. The problem is that most of the data conflicts because scientists do not truly know much about dinosaurs and they are always proving each other wrong.
Sereno, Paul C. "The Evolution of Dinosaurs." Science 284 (1999): 2137-147. Web.
This document is a great place to start because it has some very cool graphs of the supposed evolution of dinosaurs. It will give you a good idea about how they might have developed.
Langer, Max C., Martin D. Ezcurra, Jonathas S. Bittencourt, and Fernando E. Novas. "The Origin and Early Evolution of Dinosaurs."Biological Reviews 85.1 (2010): 55-110. Web
This is a treasure trove of great information. It seriously goes on for pages and pages. A dream come true for people looking for dinosaur sources.
Fastovsky, David E., David B. Weishampel, and John Sibbick. The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005.
This book has wonderful reviews, and not just as a textbook. It's definitely more involved then a typical kid book about dinosaurs, making it great for research writing. But it's also a lot easier to read than most textbooks so you should be able to find the information you need faster. And as a bonus, you might actually enjoy reading it!