"The "terrible reptiles" commonly associated with Jurassic times actually first appeared in the preceding Triassic period that lasted from 251 to 199 million years ago. The 50 million years of evolutionary innoviation in the Triassic do not normally receive the publicity they deserve, but in this book, with the aid of Douglas Henderson's brilliant illustrations, Nick Fraser reminds us that life in that period was full of novelties such as mammals, crocodiles and frogs, plus many now-extinct groups including the flying pterosaurs and, of course, the dinosaurs."--New Scientist, 4 November 2006
About the Author
Nicholas Fraser is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Director of Research and Collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He lives in Martinsville, Virginia.Douglas Henderson s work has appeared in several national and international touring exhibits as well as numerous magazines and books, including the children s books Living with Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Tree, Dinosaur Ghosts, and, more recently, Asteroid Impact. He lives in Whitehall, Montana."