This highly accessible introduction to dinosaurs places scientific method at the crux of the studies, teaching students about scientific research and principles as they learn about dinosaurs. Now in its second edition, the text includes updates on recent finds, increased coverage of evolution and physiology, and an expanded and improved illustration program. This book balances scientific rigour with real world examples. This new edition includes updates on recent finds and an increased coverage of evolution and physiology. It also features end of chapter discussion questions, easy reference glossary, new references at the end of each chapter, and high-quality, full color figures and photographs throughout. It is supplemented by a dedicated web page, with interactive material and all art in downloadable form (art also available to instructors on CD-ROM).