Book reviews and information on dinosaur books by Everything Dinosaur team members.
“The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” – New Book About Dinosaurs
Everything Dinosaur has received an uncorrected proof of the eagerly awaited new dinosaur book by Professor Michael Benton. Team members are looking forward to reading about how research into the Dinosauria has been revolutionised over the last two decades or so. Professor Benton is one of the leading lights in vertebrate palaeontology and has written over fifty books covering a wide range of prehistoric animals and events from deep time. As the head of the world-renowned Palaeobiology Research Group at the University of Bristol, Professor Benton has been involved in and led some of the most insightful and ground-breaking studies into the dinosaurs, helping to re-write scientific understanding.
“The Dinosaurs Rediscovered” – Exploring the Revolution in Dinosaur Research
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The Changing Story of the Dinosaurs
The book runs to 336 pages with 163 illustrations (23 in colour), it explores the changing story of the dinosaurs, highlighting how the application of 21st Century technologies have revealed new information about these remarkable reptiles, information that had been locked deep inside their fossilised bones and teeth. Trace fossils are also explored in detail and Professor Benton demonstrates how biomechanical engineering combines with computer modelling and digital dinosaurs to calculate how fast Theropod dinosaurs could run. The work of the famous Bristol Dinosaur Project is covered and naturally, Bristol’s very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus (T. antiquus) is included, but Professor Benton does not just feature dinosaurs from the south-west of England, this impressive publication provides a global perspective on the Dinosauria. This beautifully written book includes chapters on feathered dinosaurs and even explores whether dinosaur DNA could be used to resurrect the Dinosauria.
The Book includes Chapters on Feathered Dinosaurs and Explores Whether Dinosaur DNA could be Found Preserved in Amber
Picture Credit: Cheung Chung-Tat
An Engaging Account
This is an engaging account of the evolution of the “terrible lizards” and is aimed at readers with a general interest in life in the past as well as academics and students. Fans of prehistoric animals and dinosaur devotees don’t have to wait too long before this book is published. The hardback is due out on April 25th (published by Thames and Hudson).
The Front Cover of Professor Benton’s New Book
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