The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries: Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them

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Columbia University Press
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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.75 pounds

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About the Author
Donald R. Prothero is a paleontology and geology researcher, teacher, and author. He is adjunct professor of geological sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and research associate in vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. His Columbia University Press books include The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution (2015) and The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks: Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them (2018).
This is a highly readable and compelling historical tour of our discovery of dinosaurs, and it focuses on many fascinating stories. It provides equal balance on both human history and the lives and adventures of the people behind the relevant dinosaurs, and scientific thinking on the dinosaurs themselves and adjacent areas of controversy.--Darren Naish, author of Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved
A grand tour of dinosaurs, from one of our most prolific natural history writers. I've been reading Donald Prothero's books since I began studying geology in college, and here he delivers again, with a romping chronicle of some of the most charismatic dinosaurs and the equally fascinating people who have studied them.--Steve Brusatte, University of Edinburgh paleontologist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
This book is excellent. Rather than simply a profile of twenty-five dinosaurs, it puts each of these in context of its discovery and significance in terms of the science of paleontology, as well as comparisons with close relations. Thus, it covers hundreds of dinosaurs, not just twenty-five.--Thomas R. Holtz Jr., University of Maryland
Excellent summer reading!--Greg Laden Blog
Solid proof that dinosaurs through scientific eyes are no less fascinating than they are in the movies.--Kirkus Reviews
[Prothero] delivers another winning popular science book...dinosaur buffs will be delighted, fascinated, and entertained.--Publishers Weekly
Another entertaining trip through the history of science, this time focusing on paleontology.--Physics Today
After a couple of pages, Donald Prothero had me attending the best kind of dinner party, replete with entertaining stories.--Brian Clegg "Popular Science "
There are many dinosaur books on the market but very few are written in such an engaging and informative manner - "The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries" by Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating story of how our knowledge regarding the Dinosauria has evolved and changed over time - and what a superb read it is! We doff our hard hats to you sir, once again you have produced an extremely informative and enjoyable read.--Everything Dinosaur
This is a great book for folks interested in dinosaurs, from high schoolers through adult readers.--Choice