Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved: 2016


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Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved: 2016 Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: The Natural History Museum Pages: 224 Language: English ISBN: 9780565093112 Categories: ,

From the Victorian golden age of dinosaur discovery to the cutting edge of twenty-first century fossil forensics ‘Dinosaurs’ unravels the mysteries of the most spectacular group of animals our planet has ever seen. Despite facing drastic climatic conditions including violent volcanic activity, searing temperatures and rising and plunging sea levels, the dinosaurs formed an evolutionary dynasty that ruled the Earth for more than 150 million years.Darren Naish and Paul Barrett reveal the latest scientific findings about dinosaur anatomy, behaviour, and evolution. They also demonstrate how dinosaurs survived the great extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period and continued to evolve and thrive alongside us, existing today as an incredibly diverse array of birds that are the direct descendants of theropods. ‘Dinosaurs’ is lavishly illustrated with specimens from the Natural History Museum’s own collections, along with explanatory diagrams and charts and full-colour artistic reconstructions of dinosaur behaviour.

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'There are countless books on dinosaurs, yet this one sets itself aside... this clear and accessible book will appeal to anyone with an interest in evolutionary ecology. With the authors being titanosaurs of the palaeontological community and brilliant communicators, this book is a must have.' BBC Wildlife Magazine `Finally, a modern, intelligent, trade book on dinosaurs for thoughtful readers. Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved is written by two authoritative specialists, and is beautifully produced with full-colour illustrations... The book is a startling testament to how far dinosaur palaeontology has come.' The Quarterly Review of Biology