Kings of creation: how a new breed of scientists is revolutionizing our understanding of dinosaurs
Half of all known dinosaur species have been discovered in only the past two decades, thanks to a young generation of paleontologists who are reinvigorating the field of dinosaur studies. In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, science journalist Don Lessem describes these adventurous scientists and their remarkable finds. Photos and line drawings throughout.
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Among the browsing giants, adults shield their young in the center of a clearing.
With sudden savagery, the hunter charges, flashing huge dagger teeth . . . A
scene from life in Szechwan, China, 160 million years ago. It is a moment in time
In sum, they constitute one of the most complete records of dinosaurs from any
era, in this case from an eventful era that was all but unknown until the Szechwan
exploration: the heart of dinosaur time, the middle of the Jurassic period.
Szechwan has yielded, over the last half century, the longest continuous record
of dinosaurs from their central era of any region in the world, a happy accident of
its geology. The name Szechwan itself means four rivers converging into a plain.
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A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Lessem, a science journalist who has founded the Dinosaur Foundation to promote the study of every kid's favorite beasties, delivers a ... Read full review
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Dinosaur paleontology has been a sensationalist science since the beginning; from the Crystal Palace dinner inside a model Iguanodon, to the Cope and March dinosaur wars, to Roy C. Andrews's dinosaur ... Read full review
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