The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World
Before there was Homo sapiens there were the dinosaurs. A thrilling re-evaluation of the creatures that ruled the earth for 150 million years by one of the world's leading paleontologists.
Dr Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He grew up in the Midwestern United States and has a BS in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago, MSc in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol (UK), and PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University in New York. At age thirty-one, Steve is widely recognized as one of the leading paleontologists of his generation. He has written over one hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers during his decade of research in the field, named and described over ten new species of dinosaurs, and led groundbreaking studies on how dinosaurs rose to dominance and went extinct. One of his particular research interests is the evolutionary transition between dinosaurs and birds and he is a noted specialist on the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of the carnivorous dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor.
Section - i: Prologue: The Golden Age of DiscoveryChapter - 1: The Dawn of the DinosaursChapter - 2: Dinosaurs Rise UpChapter - 3: Dinosaurs Become DominantChapter - 4: Dinosaurs and Drifting ContinentsChapter - 5: The Tyrant DinosaursChapter - 6: The King of the DinosaursChapter - 7: Dinosaurs at the Top of Their GameChapter - 8: Dinosaurs Take FlightChapter - 9: Dinosaurs Die OutSection - ii: Epilogue: After the DinosaursAcknowledgements - iii: AcknowledgementsSection - iv: Notes on SourcesIndex - v: Index