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on 2 October 2009
Great to look at, enjoyable and informative to read. Darren Naish updates and shows us many supposedly well known discoveries afresh and also covers the scientific emergence of some less well known and recently described dinosaurs (Eotriceratops for example). Think you know all about the earliest dinosaur discoveries? Think again.

It's not a dinosaur encyclopedia, doesn't pretend to be and is the better for it. This book focuses on a selection of particularly important and interesting discoveries - revealing how and why some pivotal fossils moved our understanding on, whilst also showing how major ideas and interpretations have developed over time - and puncturing some myths along the way.
Written by someone who is comfortable with technical language, but intended for those who may be less so,the text is accessible without dumbing down - but precise and detailed where it needs to be.

I was initially doubtful that `yet another' dinosaur book targeted at the non-specialist audience could really bring anything new to a subject already awash with books - but for me, this one does.

Sure, someone somewhere will find the odd error no doubt, and others may disagree with some of the author's interpretations or inclusion choices - but that in no way detracts from the overall quality of this book. At Amazon price, great
value. Apparently a lot of material didn't make it into the final print, a real shame but maybe - volume 2?
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on 5 October 2009
Darren Naish takes a different look at dinosaurs in this great new book. His novel approach (the clue is in the title) is to show some of the key discoveries of dinosaur fossils, and to explain the way these discoveries changed scientific understanding of these perennially fascinating animals.

This approach, rather than pouring scorn on the way our forebears "got it wrong", explains just why they thought the things they did, and puts their views into a framework of evolutionary science that itself has evolved over the past couple of centuries.

The book never talks down to the reader, being unafraid to use technical language where appropriate, and yet is accessible to the layman (such as myself) with only an amateur's understanding of the topic. All in all, I can't recommend it highly enough!
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on 20 April 2011
A different approach but very interesting and enjoyable to read. Quite up to date as had new information I was not aware of. Recommend for all ages although slightly more adult than young ones but some great pictures.
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on 27 April 2015
Much appreciated by a friend as a present. Even I think it's a great readable book !
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on 22 June 2015
very informative and great photos
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on 15 January 2015
Lightweight text, essentially a 'gift' book; i.e. the sort of thing you buy for someone you know is into a subject when you have no idea at what depth that interest runs. One for the casual reader only.
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on 8 February 2013
I bought it as a present for someone and they seem to be always picking it up to read it, so it must be good!
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on 1 January 2010
Excellent delivery . Quality book which was well packed. So much better than treking roung the shops!
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