Dinosaurs Rediscovered by Michael J. Benton audiobook

Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology

By Michael J. Benton
Read by Matthew Waterson

Tantor Audio 9780500052006

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200271801

  • ISBN: 9798200271795

  • ISBN: 9798200271818

Runtime: 6.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has transformed into a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in prehistoric bones that no one could have previously predicted. We can now work out the color of dinosaurs, the force of their bite, their top speeds, and even how they cared for their young.

Remarkable new fossil discoveries—giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons in Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers in China, and a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber—remain the lifeblood of modern paleobiology. Thanks to advances in technologies and methods, however, there has been a recent revolution in the scope of new information gleaned from such fossil finds.

In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, leading paleontologist Michael J. Benton gathers together all the latest paleontological evidence, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to an indisputably scientific field. Among other things, the book explores how dinosaur remains are found and excavated, and especially how paleontologists read the details of dinosaurs' lives from their fossils—their colors, their growth, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life. Benton's account shows that, though extinct, dinosaurs are still very much a part of our world.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English