The new dinosaurs: an alternative evolution

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Salem House Publishers, 1988 - Fiction - 120 pages
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Looks at how the dinosaurs might have evolved if they hadn't become extinct, and shows and describes the characteristics of these hypothetical creatures

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This was a book I really coveted when it came out when I was about 16. It explores what might have happened if the great extinction that killed off most of the dinosaurs had never happened. How might ... Read full review

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Dougal Dixon imagines a world where dinosaurs never became extinct and mammals never existed. As with After Man, it's an incredible work of evolutionary biology and fantasy. The creatures are ... Read full review


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Writer and book editor Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a Master of Science in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the UK. He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996.

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