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[dinosaur] Paleontology book chapters + Dilong brain + Microraptor +




Ben Creisler

Some recent items:



Elements of Paleontology book chapters--temporarily free pdfs


Including:

Darrin Pagnac (2019)
Dinosaurs: A Catalyst for Critical Thought
Elements of Paleontology

University dinosaur courses provide an influential venue for developing aptitude beyond knowledge of terrestrial Mesozoic reptiles. Passion for dinosaurs, when properly directed, can trigger interest in science and be used to develop critical thinking skills. Examination of dinosaur paleontology can develop competence in information analysis, perception of flawed arguments, recognition of persuasion techniques, and application of disciplined thought processes. Three methods for developing critical thought are outlined in this book. The first uses dinosaur paleontology to illustrate logical fallacies and flawed arguments. The second is a method for evaluating primary dinosaur literature by students of any major. The final example entails critique of dinosaur documentaries based on the appearance of dinosaurs and the disconnect between scientific fact and storytelling techniques. Students are owed more than dinosaur facts; lecturers should foster a set of skills that equips students with the tools necessary to be perceptive citizens and science advocates.
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Rowan Lockwood, Phoebe A. Cohen, Mark D. Uhen & Katherine Ryker (2018)
Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Educational Opportunities for Undergraduates
Elements of Paleontology

Integration of research experiences into the undergraduate classroom can result in increased recruitment, retention, and motivation of science students. 'Big data' science initiatives, such as the Paleobiology Database (PBDB), can provide inexpensive and accessible research opportunities. This book provides an introduction to what the PBDB is, how to use it, how it can be deployed in introductory and advanced courses, and examples of how it has been used in undergraduate research. The PBDB aims to provide information on all fossil organisms, across the tree of life, around the world, and through all of geologic time. The PBDB Resource Page contains a range of PBDB tutorials and activities for use in physical geology, historical geology, paleontology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy courses. As two-year colleges, universities, and distance-based learning initiatives seek research-based alternatives to traditional lab exercises, the PBDB can provide opportunities for hands-on science activities.

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T. rex pulverized bones with an incredible amount of force


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Western University Professor Publishes Paper on the Most Complete Enantiornithine Bird Fossil from North America

Âhttps://www.prweb.com/releases/westernu_professor_publishes_paper_on_the_most_complete_enantiornithine_bird_fossil_from_north_america/prweb15912977.htm ÂÂ


Meet the new dinosaur bone hunterÂat the Science Museum of Minnesota,ÂAlex HastingsÂ

http://www.startribune.com/meet-the-new-dinosaur-bone-hunter-at-the-science-museum-of-minnesota/500402211/

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In Czech:

"Fragile hollow tail" Coelurus

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Argentinosaurus the longest of all dinosaurs?Â

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Old claim of pterosaur coat of fur confirmed (in German)


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Fossils from limestone quarry near Bamberg in Germany record Jurassic lagoon that predates Solnhofen, with possible new species, including exceptionally big turtle (with gallery of 43 photos)Â (in German)



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website not yet mentioned...

Impressions from a Lost World

The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley of New England

https://dinotracksdiscovery.org/



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The Lost World of Prehistoric Parasites
Paleontologists are still searching to uncover the deep history of nature's hitchhikers.Â


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Royal Ontario Museum plans 'Dawn of Life' gallery to tell story of earliest life on Earth


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Understanding the Fossil Record Bias, Part I: Fossilizationâs Influencing Factors

https://rexmachinablog.com/2018/11/13/fossil-record-bias-part-1/


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How mammoths competed with other animals and lost

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-mammoths-competed-other-animals-and-lost

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Videos

When Birds Stopped Flying
PBS Eons


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Dinosaur Bite Force Comparison -Theropods







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