The Dinosaurs Rediscovered
The official press release to accompany the recently published “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” by Professor Michael Benton (University of Bristol), states that we are “living in a golden age of dinosaur science“. With so many new dinosaurs being named and described, the last one we blogged about was the small, Australian Ornithischian dinosaur Galleonosaurus dorisae, named just a few weeks ago, it is hard to disagree.
To read about Galleonosaurus: New Australian Ornithopod Described
The Front Cover of the Recently Published “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered”
Picture Credit: Thames and Hudson
The Press Release
The official press release states that over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. The utilisation of advanced technologies has revolutionised the study of prehistoric animals and life in the past. This book, written by eminent palaeontologist Professor Mike Benton, combines first-hand accounts and anecdotes from a lifetime of fossil collecting with an updated review of Dinosauria research.
To read Everything Dinosaur’s review of the book: The Dinosaurs Rediscovered – a brief review
The press release goes on to state that “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” presents all the latest palaeontological evidence which has transformed the study of dinosaurs. Team members were asked the other day to select our favourite chapter. This was not an easy task as all the chapters are beautifully compiled, but when pressed, we opted for chapter 9. Chapter 9 outlines the reasons for the mass extinction event and explains in terms that the general reader can easily follow, the research into the Chicxulub impact crater. This chapter also informs the reader that the extra-terrestrial bolide crashed into Earth probably in June – how can scientists make such an assertion; we suggest you read the book to find out!
Tale of the Tape
Title: “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered”
Author: Michael J. Benton
Publication: April 2019
Size: 23. 4 centimetres by 15.3 centimetres
ISBN: 978 0 500 052006
Published by: Thames & Hudson.