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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

Overview
Works: 569 works in 1,355 publications in 6 languages and 23,939 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nature television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Thesis advisor, htt
Classifications: QE862.D5, 567.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. J Benton
Dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text look at how dinosaur remains have been excavated and studied, what we know about how dinosaurs lived, about related prehistoric creatures, and about why dinosaurs are extinct
The history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major breakthrough that made new forms of life possible: including sex and multicellularity, hard skeletons, and the move to land. Along the way, we witness the greatest mass extinction, the first forests, the rise of modern ecosystems, and, most recently, conscious humans. Introducing ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, palaeontology, and systematics, Michael Benton explains how modern science pieces the evidence in this vast evolutionary puzzle together, to build up an accessible and up-to-date picture of the key developments in the history of life on earth
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

117 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an outline of the history of the vertebrates, based on studies by palaeontologists around the world.--
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. Far less well-known is a much greater catastrophe that took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least 90 percent of life was destroyed, both on land and in the sea. ... This book documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent rekindling of the idea of catastrophism."--Page [2] of jacket
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the evolution of the dinosaurs from the first dinosaurs to the mass extinction sixty-five million years ago
Dinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontology by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that nobody predicted - we can now work out the colour of dinosaurs, their bite forces, top speeds, and even how they cared for their young. Remarkable new fossil finds, such as giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers from China, and even a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber - complete down to every detail of its filament-like feathers, skin, bones, and mummified tail muscles - have caused media sensations. New fossils are the lifeblood of modern paleobiology of course, but it is the advances in technologies and methods that have allowed the revolution in the scope and confidence of the field. Dinosaurs Rediscovered gathers together all the latest paleontological evidence and takes us behind the scenes on the expeditions and in museum laboratories, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to a highly technical, computational, and indisputably scientific field today. Benton explores what we know of the world of the dinosaurs, how dinosaur remains are found and excavated, and especially how paleontologists read the details of the life of the dinosaurs from the fossils - their colours, their growth, feeding and locomotion, how they grew from egg to adult, how they sensed the world, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life. Dinosaurs are still very much a part of our world."--Provided by publisher
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics." "All the well-known fossil groups are covered, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life, and the metazoans. All key related subjects are introduced, such as systematics ecology, evolution and development, and stratigraphy, and their roles in understanding, where life came from and how it evolved and diversified." "Unique features of the book are the numerous case studies from current research that lead students to the primary literature, analytical and mathematical explanations and tools, together with associated problem sets and practical schedules for instructors and students." "This book will be essential reading for undergraduates studying paleontology or paleobiology in earth or biological science degree courses worldwide."--Jacket
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world : unlocking the secrets of our planet( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the perspectives of sixty eminent scientists to discuss what is currently understood about the functioning of the planet as it relates to massive changes in the environment, in an extensively illustrated reference that features such sections as evolution, animal behavior, and global warming
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out what makes a tyrannosaurus different from a diplodocus and what modern-day birds owe to dinosaurs! This exciting and colorful new series presents dinosaurs through stunning artwork, "zoom-in" boxes, fun comparisons, quizzes and puzzles. Each book concentrates on a different type of dinosaur, highlighting particular features, latest discoveries, and the most up-to-date information, as well as colorful maps, simple charts and a comprehensive glossary
The Fossil record 2( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
The dinosaur encyclopedia by Michael Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to over 130 dinosaurs containing notes on where, how, and when they lived, and a description of its size, habits and ecological significance
Dinosaurs by Lela Nargi( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Over 170 giant-sized and superbly detailed computer generated illustrations provide a stunning visual catalogue of dinosaurs, bringing the prehistoric world to life like never before. The text identifies each species - what they looked like, what they ate, how they lived and died ..."--Page [4] cover
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces 3500 million years of the development of life to the present day. Includes time charts, maps, diagrams, and paintings of geological time periods
On the trail of the dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the scientific evidence and explains the discoveries in clear, understandable text. Presents information on dinosaurs in the laboratory: modern techniques of excavation and analysis; what the remains reveal. Recounts the history of dinosaurs, with stories about some of the earliest finds
The Phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raising the dinosaur giant( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have scientists discovered the biggest animal to have ever walked the planet? Deep in a South American desert, a giant is being awakened after 101 million years of sleep
Flying monsters by M. J Benton( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at winged reptiles or pterosaurs from the age of the dinosaurs
 
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When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time
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The history of life : a very short introductionVertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionWhen life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all timeThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaDinosaurs rediscovered : the scientific revolution in paleontologyDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderIntroduction to paleobiology and the fossil recordThe seventy great mysteries of the natural world : unlocking the secrets of our planet
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