The meat-eating dinosaurs, or Theropoda, include some of the fiercest predators that ever lived. Some of the group's members survive to this day - as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents seventeen chapters on a wide variety of other topics. It is organized into three parts. Part 1 explores morphological details that are important for understanding theropod systematics. Part 2 focuses on specific regions of theropod anatomy and biomechanics. Part 3 examines various lines of evidence that reveal something about theropods as living creatures.