The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

by Steve Brusatte

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062490421
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 7,427
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs. He helped identify Pinocchio rex as a tyrannosaur. Through his fieldwork he has discovered dinosaur fossils in many places around the world. Dr. Brusatte wrote Day of the Dinosaurs and Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Timeline of the Age of Dinosaurs viii

Dinosaur Family Tree ix

World Maps of the Prehistoric Earth x

Prologue: The Golden Age of Discovery 1

1 The Dawn of the Dinosaurs 11

2 Dinosaurs Rise Up 47

3 Dinosaurs Become Dominant 83

4 Dinosaurs and Drifting Continents 119

5 The Tyrant Dinosaurs 159

6 The King of the Dinosaurs 193

7 Dinosaurs at the Top of Their Game 227

8 Dinosaurs Take Flight 267

9 Dinosaurs Die Out 307

Epilogue: After the Dinosaurs 341

Acknowledgments 351

Notes on Sources 357

Index 395

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I finished it in 24 hour hour. Great book
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great book! Helps you catch up on all the good science!
Anonymous 12 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The 4-5 review ratings are well justified. A quick read; very real, down to earth in every sense; as much a human interest story as it is a current state of our knowledge on dinosaur rise/fall and continuity (i.e. the avian branch still with us). It is a personal story of how chance, contingency and contacts/connections meld to shape a career path and paths to discovery. In my position as a docent in the fossil gallery at a local museum, I often hear children say they want to be a paleontologist when they grow up, and same for adults but in a wished, past tense. Same for me who took a different career path, but one that still allowed me to experience some of what Stephen did, but in an avocational vein. It's all about discovery. Stephen followed his passions, personally nudged opened doors and doors opened for him. A good example of what can happen if you follow your dreams.