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Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology by [M. J.  Benton]
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“Benton's prose is a model of science writing―energetic without being hyperactive, illustrative without loosing a swarm of irritating metaphors, alive to the reader's curiosity without pandering to the reader's ignorance.”
- The New York Review of Books

“I defy anyone who is, like me, a non-scientist to read it and not feel a sense of wonder.”
- Tom Holland, The Guardian

“In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, Michael J. Benton, a professor at the University of Bristol, takes us through what he calls a ‘scientific revolution’ in his field of paleontology. It is a fascinating story, and Mr. Benton tells it both expertly and entertainingly. … Mr. Benton’s deeply engaging book instructively shows us, yet again, how advances in technology have converted mere speculation into testable science.”
- The Wall Street Journal

“Insightful… This enjoyable primer will leave layreaders with a new appreciation for how far modern science has come in understanding ‘long-dead animals, represented now by skeletons and isolated bones.’”
- Publishers Weekly

“This engaging book by one of the field's most prominent paleontologists is as much about the evolution of dinosaur paleobiology as the evolution of dinosaurs themselves. Highly recommended for enthusiasts of these areas.”
- Library Journal

“A highly valuable resource for anyone with a serious interest in dinosaurs and an enjoyable read… The book is fertile ground for students and experts interested in paleontology.”
- The Quarterly Review of Biology --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Michael J. Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Bristol. His many previous books include standard reference works, textbooks, and popular books on dinosaurs and the history of life. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07MFRBNC8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thames & Hudson (June 11, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 11, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 116034 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 442 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty-first century dinosaurs: a whole new world of understanding
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twenty-first century dinosaurs: a whole new world of understanding
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2019
Picture this: a ginger feathered dinosaur with a striped orange and white tail perched in a tree like the Cheshire Cat of his time – or dashing across the landscape like Road Runner dressed in modish cowboy-trousers of black, white and red. Is this an early bird of paradise? and how might a T-Rex compare with a six-tonne chicken?
Whatever you think you know about dinosaurs from your childhood, it's time to update! Dinosaurs have changed a lot in the last ten years – or our understanding of them at least – and world expert Benton crams fifty years of smart thinking applied to old speculation between the covers, tracking dinosaur science's move from natural history to testable scientific discipline. Both new fossils and new technologies offering computational models in macroevolution and inferences from an evolutionary tree across geological timescales have added to the data-rich detail available to paleobiologists. From teeth to terrain, lessons from engineering and electromicroscopy have also enhanced our understanding of dinosaurs for the twenty-first century.
This overview of the rocky road to our current understanding of these giant lizards (and other animals) pulls together research and commentary from scientists around the globe with differing specialisms to offer a modern identity parade drawn from both lush and arid environments of the earth over 200 million years when dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes roamed the earth. It’s well illustrated with black-and-white dinosaurs and their key points every few pages and a couple of sets of coloured plates, and its persuasively pieced together by a leading paleontologist. Presented with precision, this book both details the past including the occasional light-hearted anecdote, and looks ahead to future research with a spirit of open-mindedness.
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