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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

Stephen Brusatte

The rise and fall of the dinosaurs

a new history of a lost world

by Stephen Brusatte

  • 316 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dinosaurs

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteve Brusatte
    SeriesThorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE861.4 .B79 2018b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination535 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages535
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26974786M
    ISBN 101432855921
    ISBN 109781432855925
    LC Control Number2018019696
    OCLC/WorldCa1035797602

    Open your podcast app. How do I listen? Or just sample. Whether he's recounting remarkable fossil discoveries or explaining millions of years of evolutionary change, Brusatte shows just how much our understanding of dinosaurs has changed in just the past decade.

    Meet the argentinosaurus, the largest land animal to have lived, and the allosaurus, a nasty predator with horns over its eyes. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome creatures vanished. Sauropods in particular grew to absolutely astounding sizes never achieved before or since by land animals of any kind, a fact that long puzzled scientists. If you would rather listen to an episode or two before deciding to subscribe, just click on the episode title from the list on the series page.

    Highly recommended. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers—themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period—into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. A long time ago I listened to the audio of Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould, about another great proliferation of species that are no longer among us. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, million-year-long story as never before. He covers not just the history of the dinosaurs but also the history of our discoveries and beliefs, laying out the path we took for paleontology to get where it is today.


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The rise and fall of the dinosaurs book

The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species but not all died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth's history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a "sixth extinction.

He can get a little off topic in places, but he comes back to the point every time. I was so affected that I was tempted to skim through the grim details. How do I listen?

Today, Dr. Abundant photographs and illustrations help bring these stories to life.

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

Details Reviews A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. One that will make non-scientist readers look at our feathered friends in a whole new way.

I'm glad I didn't, as this is a testament to the book's strength. The veritable flood of fluffy and feathery fossils from China has revealed an amazing diversity of winged dinosaurs.

The Times Science Book of the Year. But of course the end of that heyday was looming. Or fly. It should come as no surprise so, that Dr Brusatte has several books about dinosaurs to his name, the latest of which, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, attempts to chronicle exactly what its title implies in a manner that everyone from seasoned dinosaur experts to absolute newcomers can find enjoyable and enlightening at the same time — all in under pages!

At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less thanyears 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.

Steve Brusatte brings dinosaurs alive for a new generation.

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

They are a delight! Superbly illustrated with photos and art, this is popular-science writing at its best.

The most fascinating creatures ever to walk Earth

It never reads like an academic text. Every Tuesday A weekly digest of Monitor views and insightful commentary on major events. Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers—themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period—into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T.

A paleontologist will already know much of the information Brusatte shares, but for the average person with an interest in dinosaurs, it's simply a fantastic read.Jun 17,  · In “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dylan Thomas remembers the gift of a book “that told me everything about the wasp except why.” “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs” Author: Philip Kopper.

Apr 24,  · An electrifying scientific history that unearths the dinosaurs’ epic saga, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs will be a definitive and treasured account for decades to come. Includes 75 images, world maps of the prehistoric earth, and a dinosaur family tree/5(56).

Jun 01,  · Dinosaurs, the Master of Horror and Philip Roth On this week’s podcast, Steve Brusatte talks about “The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs”; Victor Lavalle and Gilbert Cruz discuss the work of. Editions for The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World: (Hardcover published in ), (ebook published in Author: Stephen Brusatte.

In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (), leading young paleontologist Steve Brusatte takes us on a journey through time and space, detailing the history of the different dinosaurs and the worlds in which they lived.

He is guided by his deep knowledge of fossils and geological evidence, and is thus able to bring the fascinating stories of dinosaurs into clear focus. The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs by Dr Steve Brusatte, published by Macmillan, $Author: Nick Whigham.