Book ReviewLifestyleVolume 14 Issue # 14

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the lead-ing scientists of a new generation of di-nosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the com-plete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. The world of the dinosaurs has fascinated on book and screen for decades – from early science fic-tion classics like The Lost World, to Godzilla terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, and the monsters of Jurassic Park. But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Brusatte follows these magnificent crea-tures from their beginnings in the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous and the legacy that they left be-hind. Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to modern day dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it’s like to be a paleontologist. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is full of thrilling accounts of some of his personal dis-coveries, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carni-vores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China.