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Balancing a Sauropod

The Physiology of a Dinosaur

  • 1st Edition - November 1, 2024
  • Author: Brant E Isakson
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 3 3 0 3 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 3 4 1 9 - 8

Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur provides a sound physiological underpinning for how they may have lived 100 million years ago. The book's topics focus on major… Read more

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Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur provides a sound physiological underpinning for how they may have lived 100 million years ago. The book's topics focus on major organ systems and apply it to potential sauropod physiology. Less emphasis is given to the skeletal system, as that has been discussed extensively in other literature. Each organ system is discussed in terms of function and current understanding of how they work in a comparative environment. This resource is written at a technical level to both inform the lay reader and provide a sound argument to scientists in the field.

Sauropods were the largest land animal to ever walk the earth with an incredible distance form heart to brain, begging the question, how did they maintain blood flow in their brain? Also, the climate sauropods lived in was hypoxic compared to what we live in now, so how did the dinosaurs breathe in the hypoxic Jurassic era? These questions and others expand to multiple fascinating questions the book will dissect in order of organ systems.