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

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6.0 X 8.8 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Steve Brusatte, PhD, is an American paleontologist who teaches at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. He is the author of the international bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. The paleontology advisor on the Jurassic World film franchise, Brusatte has named more than fifteen new species, including the tyrannosaur "Pinocchio rex" (Qianzhousaurus), the raptor Zhenyuanlong, and several ancient mammals. His research and writing has been featured in Science, the New York Times, Scientific American, and many other publications.

"Takes readers on a tour of the new fossils and discoveries that are shedding light on the dinosaurs' evolutionary story. ... Full of adventures and humor."--Science
"The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a biography of these magnificent lost beings and their world."--London Review of Books
"An up-to-the-minute account of the long history and remarkable biology of these extraordinary animals."--RICHARD FORTEY, former senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum and author of Life, Trilobite!, and Earth
"Brusatte delivers a cutting-edge account of Earth's most awe-inspiring age--and does so with great skill, humor, and wonder. Captures the majesty of the creatures he studies, as well as their breathtaking evolutionary ride."--PETER BRANNEN, author of The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions
"A masterpiece of science writing."--Washington Post
"Vivid. ... This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance and abrupt demise."--Nature
"An absorbing historical saga. ... [A] completely winning blend of technical expertise and storytelling ability. ... Brusatte's recounting of the millions of years of dinosaur dominance makes for very nerdy, very thrilling reading."--Christian Science Monitor
"Unrelentingly kind in tone and generous in description. ... Mak[es] for one big adventure."--Paris Review (Staff Picks)
"Fascinating. ... Superbly illustrated with photos and art, this is popular-science writing at its best."--Booklist, starred review
"Captivating. ... First-rate science writing. ... Superb. ... Carefully crafted."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The ultimate dinosaur biography. ... Riveting."--Scientific American
"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)
"This vivid book reanimates dinosaurs for a new generation. ... A lovely book. ... A fine piece of writing."--The Times (London)
"Should not be missed. Highly recommended."--Library Journal, starred review
"Tells the epic tale of the dinosaurs rise to dominance and extinction, taking us on a thrilling journey back in time."--National Geographic
"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
"A must-have for fans of ancient reptiles and their lost world."--Kirkus Reviews
"Brusatte scores. ... This is science at first hand."--Literary Review
"Brusatte's prose shows the excitement he feels about his subject, making the book more of a conversation than a dry tract. ... A great introduction for folks wanting to learn more about dinosaurs."--Shelf Awareness
"Steve Brusatte explains how these spectacular bygone animals shaped our present, and how they can inform our future. ... One of the world's leading millennial paleontologists. ... The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is an expansive biography of this peerless group of species."--VICE/Motherboard
"Excellent. ... [Brusatte] writes with verve... zip and pizzazz. ... Lap it up, dinosaur fans!"--Current Biology
"[A] Jurassic blockbuster. ... A gripping read in the best traditions of popular science. ... Infectiously ebullient."--The Observer (London)
"The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs may be the best book on dinosaurs ever written for a popular audience."--Inside Higher Ed
"Filled with vivid illustrations, historical accounts, and tales of paleontological expeditions, this book will change the way you think about dinosaurs."--Gizmodo
"A page-turner. ... Brusatte skillfully brings dead dino bones to life. ... The beauty of this book lies in the details, too, and in the stories of the scientists who dig them up."--New York Times Book Review
"The Science Book of the Year."--Sunday Times (London)