The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientistsThe dinosaurs. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before.In this captivating narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations...


Details The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

TitleThe Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
ISBN9780062490421
Author
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience, Nonfiction, History, Animals, Environment, Nature, Geology, Palaeontology
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Reviews The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • Emily
    2018-02-18
    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion.The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen to fall outside the classification, and reasons why dinosaurs could evolve to be absolutely gigantic (those big sauropods) or fly. I liked reading about the nomenclature...
  • Melissa Stewart
    2018-03-09
    It’s not easy to put scientists’ current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a captivating chronological tour of the Mesozoic—the Age of Reptiles—beginning about 250 million years ago and ending 66 million years ago with the famous asteroid ...
  • Amy Wood
    2018-03-09
    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this story both understandable and legitimately exciting for all non-paleontologist readers. What's more, he paints a vivid and extremely entertaining picture of the blood,...
  • Steve
    2018-03-30
    Science writing at its bestI loved this book. It is well written and I found it hard to put down. Author Steve Brusatte weaves a fast-moving story that reads more like a novel than non-fiction. Not only does he clearly and in conversational terms discuss dinosaurs, he also liberally includes personal anecdotes and humor to explain how we know what we know. I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in science.Disclosure: I received a co...
  • Rykon
    2018-03-30
    Поначалу книга показалась скучной, но это просто потому, что я не люблю триасовых протодинозавров и прочую мелкоту. А вот потом она разгоняется и в итоге оказывается одной из лучших книг о динозаврах, что я читал - где образные описания мезозойско...