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

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

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. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer re-cre Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers?themselves the be...

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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
Author:Stephen Brusatte
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

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

  • Jul 09, 2018
    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...
  • Clif Hostetler
    Jun 05, 2018
    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...
  • Will Byrnes
    Apr 11, 2018
    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...
  • Petra
    Oct 31, 2018
    This is a fun look at the development and world of the dinosaurs. Stephen Brusatte stated the interesting recent finds regarding dinosaurs and speculated, from the evidence, what their world could have been like. The section of what happened when the asteroid hit Earth was frightening....
  • Emily
    Feb 18, 2018
    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 t...
  • Melissa Stewart
    Mar 09, 2018
    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 ca...
  • Jenna
    Dec 26, 2018
    Unlike many people, I've never been fascinated by dinosaurs. I don't recall learning about them as a child, though perhaps I did and my interest wasn't piqued enough to remember. I think my only exposure to them was via the cartoon The Flintstones. I didn't get much of a science ed...
  • Emily May
    Dec 04, 2018
    I love dinosaurs. I have an early memory of being at nursery school and always running straight for the plastic dinosaurs at playtime. I was a dinosaur hog. The Land Before Time was one of my favourite movies. I watched Jurassic Park and had a recurring nightmare about a T.Rex tryi...
  • Krista
    Jun 21, 2018
    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...
  • Atila Iamarino
    Sep 16, 2018
    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificao deles e a extino em seguida. uma leitura super leve, cheia dos ltimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuio e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...
  • Girish
    Jun 09, 2018
    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...
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    Jan 10, 2019
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  • GoldGato
    Feb 18, 2018
    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...
  • Bfisher
    Jul 12, 2018
    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...
  • Ellen
    Jun 21, 2018
    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Feb 24, 2019
    I was a dinosaur obsessed kid. I watched the entire Land Before Time series, many many times, and would rewatch BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs so often that I can still quote large segments of it verbatim despite not having watched it for over a decade. I didn't know about this book ...
  • Peter Tillman
    Jul 04, 2018
    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...
  • Ints
    Aug 22, 2018
    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...
  • Lindsay
    Oct 14, 2018
    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...
  • Lata
    Nov 23, 2018
    I caught the dino bug when I was probably seven years old, and have never stopped being utterly entranced by these amazing creatures. Much of what I learned as a child about the big lizards has since been refuted by new fossils, better analysis, and new research. Stephen Brusatte caugh...
  • K.J. Charles
    Mar 17, 2019
    A mostly very readable account of modern palaeontology, especially some of the incredibly clever ways people are researching them. Gives a really vivid picture of the Mesozoic world and its creatures as moving, eating, breeding things. Some great history of the science too, if a bit la...
  • Zachary F.
    Dec 22, 2018
    Like many kids, I went through a major dinosaur phase. My bedroom was dinosaur-themed, I memorized a whole slew of lengthy Latinate species names with their corresponding attributes, and I toted around a humongous book of dinosaurs (entitled The Humongous Book of Dinosaurs ) until it ...
  • Michelle Curie
    May 22, 2018
    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...
  • Jaya
    May 03, 2018
    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...
  • Gorab Jain
    Jun 30, 2018
    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...
  • Robin Bonne
    Jun 06, 2018
    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...
  • William2
    Jan 18, 2019
    Fun ? dinosaur ? hunting tales old and new told in a light and airy style. A decent explanation of the shaky advent of dinosaurs in the early Triassic, which I didn?t know. Then around 220 million years ago, we move into the splitting up of Pangea and the long season of volcani...
  • Kathleen
    Aug 03, 2018
    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...
  • RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
    Apr 01, 2019
    This book is wonderful! I loved how this book was written that everyone can understand it. I feel that will help draw folks to the science world. I borrow this book from the library. However, I plan to buy it and will read this again. I learned so much! At the last moment, I decided to...
  • Lori
    Jul 04, 2018
    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...