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

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$59.99  $55.19
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
April 24, 2018
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh and a specialist on the evolution of dinosaurs. He helped identify Pinocchio rex as a tyrannosaur. Through his fieldwork he has discovered dinosaur fossils in many places around the world. Dr. Brusatte wrote Day of the Dinosaurs and Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia. He lives in Scotland with his family.

Frederick M. Trapnell, Jr., had a fifty-year career in computer and software engineering and engineering management-starting with IBM and retiring in 2007 from Hewlett-Packard. He is a life-long aviation enthusiast with a special affection for naval aviation. He lives with his wife in Los Altos, California.


This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance, and abrupt demise in the Cretaceous.

-- "Nature"

The ultimate dinosaur biography.

-- "Scientific American"

A masterpiece of science writing.

-- "Washington Post"

A thrilling study...The best book on the subject since [the 1980s]...Brusatte writes with the authority of a man who ranks as one of the leading experts in his field.

-- "Sunday Times (London)"

If you ever loved a dinosaur, buy this book...Brusatte does for dinosaurs what E. O. Wilson did for ants and Carl Sagan for stars.

-- "Washington Times"

Patrick Lawlor's narration injects Brusatte's enthusiasm into the informative writing. Brusatte's timeline updates the dinosaur saga...Listeners who love dinosaurs will thrill to the latest developments in their history.

-- "AudioFile"

Brusatte does a superb job of relating current research, both his own and that of many colleagues around the globe...Making it clear that this is a truly exciting period, in which new fossils are being uncovered at a dizzying pace.

-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

While dinosaur books may not be a hard sell, one by a top paleontologist and lively writer should not be missed. Highly recommended.

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

With both dino-geek glee and science-writer exactitude, Brusatte travels the world as he tells the story of the rise of dinosaurs...This is popular-science writing at its best.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

A nimble introduction to the world of dinosaurs...A must-have for fans of ancient reptiles and their lost world.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

Brusatte brings new discoveries, a taste for a good yarn, and his infectious enthusiasm to the epic tales of paleontology. It is hard to read Brusatte and not love lost worlds.

-- "Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish"