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Norell, Mark

Overview
Works: 111 works in 266 publications in 4 languages and 9,411 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Documentary television programs  Picture books  Pictorial works  History  Local history  Educational films  Wildlife television programs  Identification guides 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9
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Most widely held works about Mark Norell
 
Most widely held works by Mark Norell
Graveyards of the dinosaurs : what it's like to discover prehistoric creatures by Shelley Tanaka( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the work of paleontologists who have found dinosaur bones and fossils in Canada, Argentina, and the Gobi Desert
Discovering dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History by Mark Norell( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does the fossil record really tell us about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs? What was the dinosaurs' exact relationship to the rest of the organic world? And what do they disclose about our own place in history of life?the authors use photgraphs, origiinal drawings, maps, charts, diagrams and historical and contemporary narratives to answer all our questions, from the most basic to the most sophisticated about the lives and characteristics of dinosaurs; to provide a complete picture of the most important skeletons exhibited in the Halls of Dinosaurs
Searching for Velociraptor by Lowell Dingus( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the search for, recovery, preservation, and study of the fossilized remains of the dinosaur Velociraptor as narrated by two paleontologists who led the expedition to Mongolia
A nest of dinosaurs : the story of Oviraptor by Mark Norell( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the authors became paleontologists and describes their expeditions to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and the important fossils they found there
Barnum Brown : the man who discovered Tyrannosaurus rex by Lowell Dingus( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963), spending most of it searching for fossils - and sometimes oil - in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during the middle of the twentieth century, Brown - who lived fast, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, and was known as a ladies' man - became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered. Barnum Brown brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend. Drawing on Brown's field correspondence and unpublished notes, and on the writings of his daughter and his two wives, it discloses for the first time details about his life and travels - from his youth on the western frontier to his spying for the U.S. government under cover of his expeditions. This absorbing biography also takes full measure of Brown's extensive scientific accomplishments, making it the definitive account of the life and times of a singular man and a superlative fossil hunter."--Jacket
Discovering dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the lessons of prehistory by Mark Norell( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the questions of what the fossil record tells us about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, what their relationship to the rest of the organic world was, and what we can learn from them about our own place in the history of life on our planet. This edition has been updated throughout, and the authors have provided a new final chapter."--Jacket
I am not a dinosaur! by William Lach( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way back in time, astonishing creatures lived on our planet. But they weren't all dinosaurs! In this book, you'll meet some of these amazing prehistoric creatures, from a very big fish with 7-inch teeth to a flying reptile. Based on specimens in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, this book uses riddle-like rhymes and bright illustrations to reveal 16 creatures. With an introduction from Chairman of Paleontology at the Museum, Dr. Mark Norell, the book also features short notes, fossil photos, and an illustrated timeline to explain everything to even the youngest dinosaur hunter
Dinosaur hunters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews led an archeological expedition into Mongolia's Gobi Desert and uncovered one of the richest dinosaur graveyards in the world. Political conflicts forced him to leave before he had even scratched the surface of the treasure below. In 1997, two paleontologists, Mike Novacek and Mark Norell, were allowed to return, retracing Chapman's steps and unearthing some groundbreaking finds of their own
The oviraptor adventure : Mark Norell and the egg thief by Meish Goldish( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Mark Norell's exploration in the Gobi Desert and the discoveries he made about Oviraptor
Traveling the Silk Road : ancient pathway to the modern world by Mark Norell( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegant, lavishly illustrated history of the legendary Silk Road and the cultural pathway it blazed for the modern world. Spanning centuries of history, this engrossing book - created in conjunction with the world-famous American Museum of Natural History - takes an epic journey to major stops in China, Uzbekistan, Iraq, and beyond
Dinosaur eggs & babies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This educational program explores the mysteries of dinosaur reproduction
All you need to know about dinosaurs by Mark Norell( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxonomic composition and systematics of late Cretaceous lizard assemblages from Ukhaa Tolgod and adjacent localities, Mongolian Gobi Desert by Keqin Gao( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mighty Dinosaurs by Rebecca L Grambo( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the world of dinosaurs, who they were, how they lived, and what happened to them
The dinosaur hunters : the extraordinary story of the men and women who discovered prehistoric life by Lowell Dingus( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphology of the late Cretaceous crocodylomorph Shamosuchus djadochtaensis and a discussion of neosuchian phylogeny as related to the origin of Eusuchia by Diego Pol( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaturverz. S. 79 - 86
Mythic creatures : and the impossibly real animals who inspired them( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf der Spur der Drachen : China und das Geheimnis der gefiederten Dinosaurier by Mark Norell( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Cenozoic lizards of the Anza Borrego Desert, California by Mark Norell( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of dromaeosaurid systematics and paravian phylogeny by Alan H Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coelurosauria is the most diverse clade of theropod dinosaurs. Much of this diversity is present in Paraves--the clade of dinosaurs containing dromaeosaurids, troodontids, and avialans. Paraves has over 160 million years of evolutionary history that continues to the present day. The clade represents the most diverse living tetrapod group (there are over 9000 extant species of Aves--a word used here as synonomous with "bird"), and it is at the root of the paravian radiation, when dromaeosaurids, troodontids, and avialans were diverging from one another, that we find the morphology and soft tissue changes associated with the origin of modern avian flight. Within the first 15 million years of known paravian evolutionary history members of this clade exhibited a difference of nearly four orders of magnitude in body size, a value that is similar to the extreme body size disparity present today in mammalian carnivorans, avians, and varanoid squamates. In this respect, Paraves is an important case study in characterizing the patterns, processes, and dynamics of evolutionary size change. This last point is of particular interest because of the historical significance placed on the role of body size reduction in the origin of powered avian flight. Our study reviews and revises the membership of Dromaeosauridae and provides an apomorphy-based diagnosis for all valid taxa. Of the currently 31 named dromaeosaurid species, we found 26 to be valid. We provide the most detailed and comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of paravians to date in order to explore the phylogenetic history of dromaeosaurid taxa. The general pattern of paravian relationships is explored within the broader context of Coelurosauria with an emphasis on sampling basal avialans, because of their importance for character optimizations at the base of Paraves. A large dataset was constructed by merging two datasets, one examining coelurosaur relationships broadly (based on previous TWiG datasets) and the other examining avialan relationships specifically (Clarke et al., 2006). This merged dataset was then significantly revised and supplemented with novel character analysis focusing on paravian taxa. During character analysis, particular attention was given to basal members of Dromaeosauridae, enigmatic basal paravians such as Jinfengopteryx elegans and Anchiornis huxleyi, and the incorporation of new morphological information from two undescribed troodontid species from the late Cretaceous of Mongolia. A final dataset of 474 characters scored for 111 taxa was used to address paravian evolution. This dataset is important in that it bridges a phylogenetic gap that had persisted between studies on birds and studies on all other coelurosaurs. Most scorings in this matrix were based on the direct observation of specimens. All most parsimonious trees recovered in the cladistic analysis support the monophyly of Paraves, Troodontidae, Dromaeosauridae, and Deinonychosauria. A new clade of basal troodontids is discovered including two undescribed Mongolian troodontids and Jinfengopteryx elegans. Xiaotingia and Anchiornis form a clade at the base of Troodontidae. Recently proposed relationships within Dromaeosauridae are further supported and a succession of clades from Gondwana and Asia form sister taxa to a clade of Laurasian dromaeosaurids. Avialan monophyly is strongly supported with Archaeopteryx, Sapeornis, Jeholornis, and Jixiangornis forming the successive sister taxa to the Confuciusornis node. This topology supports a more basal position for Sapeornis than previous phylogenetic analyses and indicates a progressive acquisition of a fully "avian" shoulder morphology
 
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Graveyards of the dinosaurs : what it's like to discover prehistoric creatures
Alternative Names
Mark A. Norell

Mark Norell Amerikaans paleontoloog

Mark Norell paleontolog amerykański

Mark Norell US-amerikanischer Paläontologe

Norell, Mark A.

Norell, Mark A. 1957-

Norell, Mark A. (Mark Allen)

Norell, Mark A. (Mark Allen), 1957-

Norell, Mark Allen 1957-

ノレル, マーク・A

マーク・ノエル

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Searching for VelociraptorA nest of dinosaurs : the story of OviraptorBarnum Brown : the man who discovered Tyrannosaurus rexDiscovering dinosaurs : evolution, extinction, and the lessons of prehistoryThe oviraptor adventure : Mark Norell and the egg thiefTraveling the Silk Road : ancient pathway to the modern worldThe dinosaur hunters : the extraordinary story of the men and women who discovered prehistoric lifeAuf der Spur der Drachen : China und das Geheimnis der gefiederten Dinosaurier