GEO 141 Age of Dinosaurs

The course centers on life in the Mesozoic era of geological time, when dinosaurs rule the earth. In addition to discussing the different types of dinosaurs and their ecological roles, the role of climatic and catastrophic extinction in shaping this unique time in geologic history is explored. Topics also include the evolution of dinosaurs and their relationship to modern birds, the controversy over warm-blooded" versus "cold-blooded" metabolism, and the ultimate extinction of the dinosaurs leading to the age of mammals.




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