Do you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? They’re mean, green, and not very smart, right?
Well, this book is here to show you that you’re WRONG! But don’t worry, even the experts can’t be right all the time . . .
From fossilized feathers to long-necked look-alikes, this ingenious book is packed with so many amazing dinosaur discoveries, you’ll soon become a paleontology pro. Including jaw-dropping research that will debunk many myths about all kinds of prehistoric creatures—you’ll never look at a pigeon the same way again!
With fascinating, friendly, and easy-to-understand text written by zoologist Dr. Nick Crumpton and amazingly detailed color artwork on every page, this beautifully produced hardcover gift book with an incredible tactile cover will delight dinosaur fans of any age.
About the Author
Dr. Nick Crumpton grew up in the UK on a diet of David Attenborough documentaries and hand-me-down Sega games before studying ecology at Leeds University.
With a PhD in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, he has worked at the BBC Natural History Unit, the Zoological Society of London (on venomous mammals and Indonesian biodiversity), and University College London, where he occasionally teaches. He now works at the Natural History Museum in London, England.
Gavin Scott was born in Salisbury, England. He grew up in the Dorset countryside where, as a young child, he was often found covered in mud at the bottom of the garden, holding up a grass snake or some other interesting creature to draw. Gavin studied Natural History Illustration in college and later went on to enter the world of character design and children’s illustration. He lives with his family in Somerset, England.
Written with jaunty assurance by Nick Crumpton and illustrated with color and fun by Gavin Scott, this nonfiction excursion takes children ages 7-13 through a list of assumptions—that dinosaurs were cold-blooded, scaly, mean and not very smart, among other things—and demolishes them one by one. It’s an engaging way to present the current thinking in paleontology, which, thanks to improvements in search techniques, is a field of stunning dynamism.—Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal