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

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

"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. "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 dinosaurs. Sixty-six million ye "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the ...

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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
Author:Stephen Brusatte
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Genres:Science
ISBN:The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World
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Number of Pages:416 pages pages

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

  • Clif Hostetler
    Jun 05, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

  • Josh
    Jun 07, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

  • Will Byrnes
    Apr 11, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

  • Emily
    Feb 18, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

  • Ram
    May 21, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

  • Sophie
    May 17, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

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    Seriously disappointed. Basically I want an abridged version with the dinosaur bits and without the 'I'm so awesome everyone I know is so awesome we're the bestest and look how few icky girls come and play in the clubhouse while we drink beer' name dropping vibe. Because the facts and ...

    Clever, informative, engaging, and endlessly readable (listenable?). One of my favourite books of the year so far. Read it. ...

  • Melissa Stewart
    Mar 09, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

  • Natch Greyes
    May 25, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

  • Dylan
    May 24, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

  • Michel
    May 26, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

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  • Girish
    Jun 09, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

  • GoldGato
    Feb 18, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

  • Marlene
    May 31, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

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    Seriously disappointed. Basically I want an abridged version with the dinosaur bits and without the 'I'm so awesome everyone I know is so awesome we're the bestest and look how few icky girls come and play in the clubhouse while we drink beer' name dropping vibe. Because the facts and ...

    Clever, informative, engaging, and endlessly readable (listenable?). One of my favourite books of the year so far. Read it. ...

    I can still remember the first time I saw Jurassic Park. I was four years old, and I was already in love with dinosaurs. It didn?t seem to bother my parents to bring along a pre-schooler to a PG-13 movie, and I can?t thank them enough for doing the right thing. The Movie and Televi...

    Originally published at Reading Reality The dinosaurs may be dead, but the study of the dinosaurs is downright lively, at least according to this book. Or to put it another way, if your kid really, really, really loves dinosaurs, there?s a chance he?ll become a bit like the a...

  • Ellen
    Jun 21, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

  • Jaksen
    May 28, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

  • Jolo G
    Jun 06, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

    ???? ???? ??? ????? ?? ?????????? ??????????? ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ???????? ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ?????? ?? ????? ??????????? ????? ?????? ?????? ?...

    Seriously disappointed. Basically I want an abridged version with the dinosaur bits and without the 'I'm so awesome everyone I know is so awesome we're the bestest and look how few icky girls come and play in the clubhouse while we drink beer' name dropping vibe. Because the facts and ...

    Clever, informative, engaging, and endlessly readable (listenable?). One of my favourite books of the year so far. Read it. ...

    I can still remember the first time I saw Jurassic Park. I was four years old, and I was already in love with dinosaurs. It didn?t seem to bother my parents to bring along a pre-schooler to a PG-13 movie, and I can?t thank them enough for doing the right thing. The Movie and Televi...

  • Radiantflux
    May 12, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

  • Jake
    May 13, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

  • Michelle Curie
    May 22, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

  • John Bohnert
    Jun 11, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

  • Kaushik Thanugonda
    Apr 29, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

  • Jaya
    May 03, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

  • Elizabeth
    Jun 07, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

  • Amy Wood
    Mar 09, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

  • Robin Bonne
    Jun 06, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

  • Sandra
    Jun 02, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

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    Seriously disappointed. Basically I want an abridged version with the dinosaur bits and without the 'I'm so awesome everyone I know is so awesome we're the bestest and look how few icky girls come and play in the clubhouse while we drink beer' name dropping vibe. Because the facts and ...

  • Greta
    Jun 13, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

  • Amanda
    Jun 06, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....

    I've never read a book this long faster than this. This book really is a triumph. I have been obsessed with dinosaurs since I was 10 and this book came at a time where I was beginning to rekindle that interest. The author has breathed life into a world that is still outdated in man...

    Anyone interested in dinosaurs should read this fascinating book. The author's writing style is like someone interesting talking to you. I'm very glad that I learned recently about this dinosaur book. ...

    4.5 A pleasant, interesting, and readable overview. I realized I hadn't learned much about dinosaurs since elementary school and a lot has been discovered since then! I enjoyed the book and the author's obvious enthusiasm for the subject. ...

  • Kat
    Jun 11, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

  • Andrew Rosen
    Apr 30, 2018

    Image from the Smithsonian Hope A Tyrannosaurus Rex is a thing with feathers. ----- Emily Dickinson Steve Brusatte Wait, what? You?re kidding, right? Say it ain?t so. Well, there is some disagreement about this among paleontologists, but, according to Steve Brusatte, while the...

    Another ambivalent three stars for a book that has two strands of highly varying success in my opinion. The good part of the book is the clear and vivid writing about dinosaurs. I particularly liked learning new things about dinosaur-like creatures that lived among them but happen t...

    Dinosaurs! For me that word is enough to at least flip through the pages of a book. Brusatte's work can be easily considered as a layman's guide to dinosaurs. Really enjoyed the almost casual and anecdotal narrative by the author, made me feel less dumb for not knowing anything "scien...

    This book not only provides an overview of the current state of dinosaur research but also a history of paleontology and the characters who have worked in the field. It is a rapidly expanding field. Right now is the golden age of dinosaur research. Somebody, somewhere around the world,...

    I love dinosaurs. How insane is it to think that millions ago, those creates roamed the same lands we inhabit today? It is an idea that has fascinated me as a kid watching Disney's Dinosaur and (of course) Jurassic Park as much as it does today as an adult, getting excited about books ...

    5/5 for the informational sections about dinosaurs. 1/5 for the autobiographical sections about the author?s academic/research career in which he comes off as a sexist narcissist. Gross. Overall, read the sections about the dinosaurs and skip the parts about his personal experien...

    It?s not easy to put scientists? current understanding of the whole dinosaur world into perspective, but this book accomplishes that feat beautifully. The narrative writing style is so friendly and accessible that readers can sit back and enjoy the ride as Brusatte takes us on a ca...

    Those darn dinosaurs. If things had unfolded a little differently back then, who knows what the modern world would be like? It's like wondering what might have happened if the archduke was never shot. The whole these-were-the-coolest-beings-that-ever-roamed-the-earth moniker has ...

    Phew! A pop history on Dinosaurs written by a Paleantologist is enough to trigger your curiosity and awaken the science geek in you. However, you do worry about a Ross Geller level book you will be stuck with for ages. Stephen Brusatte is more Douglas Adams than Ross Geller and he tell...

    48th book for 2018. My three-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs. So I have gradually trying upgrade my pretty antiquated knowledge by reading a few books. This is by far the best general introduction I have come across, and confirms by belief that working scientists (if they can writ...

    Reading about natural history is in some ways similar to reading about astronomy. They both give you perspective and cause you to understand how insignificant we are. The main element is time (and in the case of astrology time and distance). It is hard for me to imagine a hundred ye...

    If you're in the market for an expertly written but approachable guide to all things dinosaurs, this is your book. Author and paleontologist Steve Brusatte has written a scientific narrative that effectively spans the entire career of the dinosaurs on this planet, and he makes this sto...

    Finished it, loved it, enjoyed every word, hope he writes another! The funny thing about reading about past life on Earth is that one needs the newest, most up-to-date literature one can find. Science is often like that, but books on paleontology, where new discoveries come in almos...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, not matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    I'm not sure that I've ever been more disappointed in a book. I went into it thinking that it would be a basic-level summary of the evolution of dinosaurs and the world events that shaped them. Instead, the majority of the book (or so it seemed) was about the author's (and others) meet...

    Even though I love dinosaurs, I don't really read science books...ever. So, I was surprised I liked this book, let alone finished it. It was quite informative, especially for those, like me, who haven't been able to keep up with all of the findings in this subject for the last couple o...

    I've been obsessing over deep time lately inasmuch as my meager human brain can comprehend it. Enormous animals dominated the earth for hundreds of millions of years, then all but a few scrappy survivors died after an asteroid/or/comet impact barfed up the planet, and life recovered ov...

    All dinosaur-lovers out there, this is the book to read right now! The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs summarises our planet's history from Mesozoic to pretty much today. It explains how dinosaurs evolved, what they looked like, moved like, how they produced such legendary monsters l...

    What I knew about dinosaurs when I was a dinosaur-obsessed child, based on books written in the 80s and early 90s: -Dinosaurs weren't lumbering beasts, they were intelligent animals who cared for their young, and may have been warm blooded. -Birds may have evolved from dinosaurs. ...

    This could have been good. Maybe. If the author had stuck to dinosaurs which he didn't when he basically had to mention every person he has ever met in paleontology or has touched paleontology in some way. The first few chapters were definitely full of name dropping, mostly of male...

    Ever since I was a child I've had a love of dinosaurs. In my teenage years, my fascination dwindled - only to be rekindled when I entered university. My biggest difficulty lay in finding detailed, in-depth, scientific explorations of dinosaurs that weren't simply encyclopedias with out...

    I just read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a well written, well researched, enjoyable book. It ties personal stories of fieldwork and his scientist friends with a factual, scientific, complete story of dinosaurs. His discussions on evolution are clear and to the point....