Preface * 1. Origin of the Dinosaurs * 2. Making the Tree * 3. Digging Up Dinosaurs * 4. Breathing - Brains - Behaviour * 5. Jurassic Park * 6. From Baby to Giant * 7. How Did They Eat? * 8. How Did They Move and Run? * 9. Mass Extinction * 10. Afterword
An expert palaeontologist reveals how our understanding of the dinosaurs has been transformed by huge strides in technology in the 21st century.
Michael J. Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and head of the Palaeobiology Research Group at the University of Bristol, which was identified by the Center for World University Rankings as the top palaeontology research group in the world. He has written more than fifty books, including the standard textbooks in palaeontology and When Life Nearly Died, also published by Thames & Hudson. Benton regularly offers media comment on new dinosaur discoveries.
'New science has transformed the way we understand the lives and
evolution of the dinosaurs ... Mike Benton has brought together all
the latest information in this succinct and well illustrated book
to challenge previously accepted ideas, and succeeds in bringing
these fascinating creatures back to life for another generation' -
'The Dinosaurs Rediscovered is easy to recommend. Benton's enthusiasm is infectious, and his skill at packing so many exciting developments into this book speaks of his deep involvement in this field ... now is a very exciting time, indeed, to be a palaeontologist' - Leon Vlieger, Natural History Book Service
'I defy anyone who is, like me, a non-scientist to read it and not feel a sense of wonder' - Tom Holland, Guardian
'Fascinating ... a bold reiteration of the scientific method itself' - Scotland on Sunday
'Fascinating' - Dinosaur Society