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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

A New History of a Lost World

By Steve Brusatte
16-minute read
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (2018), leading young paleontologist Steve Brusatte takes us on a journey through time and space, detailing the history of the different dinosaurs and the worlds in which they lived. He is guided by his deep knowledge of fossils and geological evidence, and is thus able to bring the fascinating stories of dinosaurs into clear focus.

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“I never had a 'dinosaur phase' as a kid, but since reading these blinks, I’ve been a bit obsessed and have been pestering my girlfriend with random dinosaur facts. I can really recommend it.“

– Erik, Editor at Blinkist

  • Anyone looking to take their knowledge of dinosaurs beyond Jurassic Park
  • Adults who loved playing with dinosaurs when they were kids
  • People interested in geology and fossils

Steve Brusatte is an American paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh. He has written for Scientific American and has been a consultant for the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs. He has also worked with major figures in paleontology, and his groundbreaking discoveries have established him as a world expert in the field.

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