This reference work is the third supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and the first two supplements.
This continuation of what is now the standard encyclopedia provides up-to-date concepts, based on the latest original research of paleontologists, on such topics as the Mesozoic Era; new discoveries, ideas and studies; ectothermy versus endothermy; dinosaurs and birds; dinosaur extinctions; dinosaurian systematics; dinosaurian genera; nomina nuda and excluded genera; and an appendix discussing dinosaur tracks and eggs.
Contains 536 photos, glossary, appendix, bibliography, and index
…"For the dinosaur enthusiast or scientist, there has never been a series of books more essential, than Dinosaurs The Encyclopedia, and its successive supplements. Donald Glut has done it again with his new and extremely comprehensive Dinosaurs The Encyclopedia, Supplement 3. This latest volume covers most of the new information in the ever-changing, ever-evolving science of dinosaurs from the previous two years. There are hundreds of new photos, hundreds of new references, and an enlarged glossary. This book contains an amazing amount of new information on your favorite dinosaurs, and also on many different species that you probably didn't know existed . There is also a 40 page appendix covering dinosaur tracks and eggs from around the world. With 726 pages of invaluable information, you will be astounded at what you missed in the papers, magazines, and conferences. Glut has pulled out all of the pertinent new information, and has put it into an easy to read and understand text. He circulates the current ideas, and also their faults. Its like attending the largest symposium on dinosaur evolution and development that could ever be assembled, and having all of that information at your fingertips."
"Dinosaurs The Encyclopedia, Supplement 3 is a must for anyone who is truly interested in dinosaurs and the science surrounding them. If you have the first three volumes, you will want the fourth. If you don't yet own any of the volumes, you don't know what you are missing."