The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs 1

The Untold Story of A Lost World

by Steve Brusatte

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/05/2018

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66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.

In this hugely ambitious and engrossing story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet, using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Steve Brusatte, one of the world's leading paleontologists, follows these magnificent creatures from the Early Triassic period at the start of their evolution, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous' and the legacy that they left behind.

Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to the cast of new dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it's like to be a paleontologist whose job it is to hunt for dinosaurs. He offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable discoveries he has made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China.

At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.

ISBN:
9781509830077
9781509830077
Category:
Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-05-2018
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
233x152x35mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Steve Brusatte

Dr Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has a BS in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago, MSc in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol (UK), and PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University in New York.

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  • The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

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    A dinosaur book for adults. Lots of information and facts; very interesting.