Cretaceous Dawn

Cretaceous Dawn

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ISBN-13: 9780981514833
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,000,780
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Lisa M. Graziano, PhD, is a freelance editor and writer living on Cape Cod, Mass. She spent ten years as a professor of oceanography in Woods Hole, Mass. before turning to a full-time writing career. Michael S. A. Graziano, professor of neuroscience at Princeton University, is the author of the novella Hiding Places (New England Review, 1997), the novel The Love Song of Monkey (Leapfrog Press, 2008), The Seclusion Zone (finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Novella Category, 2007), and The Intelligent Movement Machine (Oxford University Press, 2008).

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Cretaceous Dawn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Cretaceous Dawn' is a brand new thriller that, for those of a scientific background or for those who have enthusiasm for paleontology in general, I highly recommend taking the time to read. Full, flowing text, seamless integration of scientific terminology with Layman interpretations, characters and situations so intense and real...this book is definitely one for those searching for perfect dinosaur-themed fiction. It reads better than Dan Brown, faster than Michael Crichton, and will leave you breathless when concluded. Despite the immense fictional leeway 'of course, time travel has yet to be perfected!', there are a lot of surprisingly accurate details that go into the story, especially when it comes to the native animals, their wild environments, and their behavior. The depictions of the science department, academia and life on the college campus is also very accurate. Beyond the science, there is so much raw emotion and intense character interaction, it is really hard to put the book down, and even afterward, you want to find a vault and get yourself reverted to the Cretaceous! In short, a wonderful tale that will make you think and for the dinosaur lover, one that will send chills down your spine. I applaud the authors on this book, and I hope it becomes a best-seller. --Diana Pomeroy, Administrator for The Paleo Enthusiast Forum, and Member, The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
timjones on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I picked this up expecting a time-travel romp with rampaging dinosaurs at every turn, and got something better: a well-researched, understated account of what life might be like for a small band of modern humans abruptly transported back to the Cretaceous, the era of Triceratops. Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex.It's great to read a book about dinosaurs in which the relative abundance of predators and prey is realistically portrayed, and in which there are actually long periods without predator attacks. As the small band of humans learns, however, just because predators are relatively rare doesn't mean that they are totally absent ...The novel has a present-day police procedural element which I didn't find as convincing as the descriptions of life in the Cretaceous, but that's a small part of the book, and doesn't stop me from highly recommending this book to anyone who, like me, still harbours a fascination with the Age of the Dinosaurs.
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This novel is one fun ride! I truly felt as if I were living 65 million years ago. I prefer Cretaceous Dawn to Jurassic Park. To me, it's simply more fun.