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

Author: Steve Brusatte
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by AddisonDeWitt_   2019-07-21

This is a pretty solid and very enjoyable book about our current understanding of Dinosaurs, including the evolution of birds which came out last year:

by THAWED21   2019-07-21

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte was a good 10,000 foot introduction. I ended up reading many wikipedia articles about various species and genera mentioned in the book, so I consider it a good springboard. The Audiobook on Audible is really well performed.

PBS has a few good documentaries, too. Some may be a bit outdated, but they're free and fun. Here's a few I found:

  • Science Trek: Dinosaur basics (5:51)
  • PBS Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts (55:10)
  • PBS NOVA: The Lost Killer - Bigger Than T.rex (51:56)
  • PBS NOVA: Arctic Dinosaurs (51:29)
  • PBS THE DINOSAURS! The Monsters Emerge part 1 of 4 (56:11) (1992)
  • PBS THE DINOSAURS! Flesh on the Bones part 2 of 4 (56:12) (1992)
  • PBS THE DINOSAURS! The Nature of the Beast part 3 of 4 (56:02) (1992)
  • PBS THE DINOSAURS! The Death of the Dinosaurs part 4 of 4 (55:61) (1992)

If you can find it, I remember enjoying American Experience: The Dinosaur Wars. It's about the early rush into the American West to search for fossils and the intense rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh around 1877-1892 (also known as the Bone Wars).

by drcode   2018-09-01
I bought this book recently called "The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs"

You would think it would be a bad-ass book talking about dinosaurs, but no... it's mainly tedious descriptions about the look on the face of a particular paleontologist when the author met them at the train station, and how wild a particular paleontologist party was the day before they found an important new bone.... I couldn't imagine a more boring book, had to give up half way through.