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

Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers?themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period?into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer re-cre Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers?themselves the be...

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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:Nonfiction
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

  • Kelly
    Jun 27, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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,...

  • Tony
    Jul 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

    God I love dinosaurs. This book was so easy to read - I feel like I breezed through it. Probably helps that I know a ton about dinosaurs anyway, but still. Rise and Fall is a kind-of timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs, from the pre-Triassic to the extinction. I say kind-of beca...

    1/3 personal memoir, 1/3 biographies/history of paleontologists/ paleontology and 1/3 history of the Dinosaurs. Steve Burette makes the past academic in me jealous as he talks about the fieldwork he has done and famous paleontologist he has met since his undergrad, through his Ph.D. an...

    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...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

  • Krista
    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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

  • Atila Iamarino
    Sep 16, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

  • Bfisher
    Jul 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

    God I love dinosaurs. This book was so easy to read - I feel like I breezed through it. Probably helps that I know a ton about dinosaurs anyway, but still. Rise and Fall is a kind-of timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs, from the pre-Triassic to the extinction. I say kind-of beca...

    1/3 personal memoir, 1/3 biographies/history of paleontologists/ paleontology and 1/3 history of the Dinosaurs. Steve Burette makes the past academic in me jealous as he talks about the fieldwork he has done and famous paleontologist he has met since his undergrad, through his Ph.D. an...

    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...

  • Peter Tillman
    Jul 04, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

  • Katie
    Aug 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

  • Liam
    Jul 01, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

    God I love dinosaurs. This book was so easy to read - I feel like I breezed through it. Probably helps that I know a ton about dinosaurs anyway, but still. Rise and Fall is a kind-of timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs, from the pre-Triassic to the extinction. I say kind-of beca...

  • Ints
    Aug 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

  • Lindsay
    Oct 14, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

  • Ula
    Jul 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

  • Gorab Jain
    Jun 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

    God I love dinosaurs. This book was so easy to read - I feel like I breezed through it. Probably helps that I know a ton about dinosaurs anyway, but still. Rise and Fall is a kind-of timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs, from the pre-Triassic to the extinction. I say kind-of beca...

    1/3 personal memoir, 1/3 biographies/history of paleontologists/ paleontology and 1/3 history of the Dinosaurs. Steve Burette makes the past academic in me jealous as he talks about the fieldwork he has done and famous paleontologist he has met since his undergrad, through his Ph.D. an...

    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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

  • 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

  • Maria Hill AKA MH Books
    Aug 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

    Off to a good start. I prefer to read pop-science books written by scientists, and Brusatte is a young, working vertebrate paleontologist at the Univ. of Edinburgh. Like all of us, he caught the dino bug when he was a kid. Unlike most, he made a career of it, and it's been an interesti...

    How I wish there was a time machine and I could go back and experience the dinosaurs live in action - off course from a safe spot! Reading through this book is that time machine. What I loved: - The science of deduction and simplistic narration, churning out facts from speculation...

    The rise and fall of the dinosaurs is an incredible story, of a time when giant beasts and other fantastic creatures made the world their own. They walked on the very ground below us, their fossils now entombed in rock ? the clues that tell this story. To me, it's one of the greates...

    ?How to be Brusatte's best buddy: (1) Go out drinking with him. (2) Don't be a female, no matter how colorful your style nor your "with-it-tude." (3) Agree with him on any paleontological controversy.? (Quote taken from this review). ...

    As with most people I went through a dinosaur phase as a kid where I could list off a list of Latin and Greek scientific names of extinct reptiles that was around ten times longer than the list of politicians I'd ever heard of. I got to go through the same thing when my kids went throu...

    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...

    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...

    K?du vasaras r?tu l?dz ar saull?ktu aiz loga s?k?s dinozauru dziesmas. Klaus?jos vi?os un dom?ju, sen nekas nav las?ts par dinozauriem. Tik sen, ka pat nesp?ju atmin?ties, vai esmu meteora vai l?n?s izmir?anas piekrit?js. Nol?mu k??du izlabot, ieg?d?jos gr?matu pa...

    Mais um dos livros modernos de dinossauros que adorei ler. Brusatte reconta sobre o surgimento dos dinos, a diversificação deles e a extinção em seguida. É uma leitura super leve, cheia dos últimos achados sobre comportamento, distribuição e diversidade de dinos. Ele passa pela...

    I loved this book so much! The first thing I ever wanted to be was a Palaeontologist and now I'm studying Geology, so this was a book after my own heart. It's also so so cool that Steve Brusatte did his masters at my university and some of my lectures even make appearances in this book...

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS: A New History of a Lost World. (2018). Steve Brusatte. ****. The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, although he was a native-born America from Chicago. He is a practicing scientist in the field, and has had several important ...

    I haven't thought much about dinosaurs since I was in elementary school, so this was an absorbing and engaging look at what we do -- and don't -- know about dinosaurs at this point. So much has happened in the decades since my youth, and getting caught up was more than worthwhile. Ther...

    I once took a class in college specifically because the syllabus mentioned there was a section on dinosaurs. Then I proceeded to fail at carbon dating everything. I love learning about dinosaurs despite the fact I feel like I still don?t know anything about them. Brusatte combines...

    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...

    God I love dinosaurs. This book was so easy to read - I feel like I breezed through it. Probably helps that I know a ton about dinosaurs anyway, but still. Rise and Fall is a kind-of timeline of the Age of the Dinosaurs, from the pre-Triassic to the extinction. I say kind-of beca...

    1/3 personal memoir, 1/3 biographies/history of paleontologists/ paleontology and 1/3 history of the Dinosaurs. Steve Burette makes the past academic in me jealous as he talks about the fieldwork he has done and famous paleontologist he has met since his undergrad, through his Ph.D. an...

  • Kathleen
    Aug 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...

    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...

    The actual pop science part of this book is OK - a reasonably readable account of recent developments and discoveries in the sciences bearing of the history of the dinosaurs. If it had been edited to that level, it could have been a solid 3 stars. Unfortunately, there is a peculiar ...

    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 ...

    It has been 20 years since my youngest son was 8-years old and obsessed with ?all things dinosaur?. There have been amazing breakthroughs in our knowledge regarding dinosaurs; and with the advent of grandsons, it was clearly time for me to ?up my game?! Brusatte has written a ...

  • Lori
    Jul 04, 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...

    I loved the parts about dinosaurs. Fun facts, history, evidence and speculation on behavior, recent discoveries, distribution as the continents divided and spread out. It's a compact assessable update on dinosaurs large and small. Oh, just another coelophysis, no this is something new!...