Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions 

Recreating an Age of Reptiles


By: Mark P Witton (Author)

108 pages, colour illustrations

Mark Witton (privately published)

Paperback | Jun 2016 | #233121 | ISBN-13: 9781329481718
Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £32.50 $40/€36 approx

About this book

The 'Age of Reptiles', formally known as the Mesozoic Era, gave rise to some of the most spectacular animals in Earth's history: dinosaurs, flying pterosaurs and marine reptiles, as well as many spectacular but less familiar species, such as the crane-necked Tanystropheus, hindlimb-glider Sharovipteryx, and our own diverse mammalian ancestors. Recreating an Age of Reptiles explores the Mesozoic Era through paintings of familiar extinct species as well as lesser seen subjects: burrowing dinosaurs, giant vampire squids and enormous, predatory flying reptiles. Details of the artistic process, scientific grounding and collaborations between researchers explain how each image was created, and discussions of the methods and goals of 'palaeoartistry' – the recreation of extinct animals and landscapes in art – explores the flexible boundaries between science and art when restoring ancient worlds.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

The Sauropod Dinosaurs

NHBS Special Offer Price: £19.99 £25.99 (Save £6.00) $24/€22 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Rise of Birds

NHBS Price: £44.50 $54/€50 approx

Extinct Madagascar

NHBS Price: £33.99 $42/€38 approx

Avian Evolution

NHBS Price: £64.99 $80/€73 approx

Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys

NHBS Special Offer Price: £33.99 £40.99 (Save £7.00) $42/€38 approx (ends 31/12/2016)