Palaeobiology has advanced from a speculative subject to a cutting-edge science. Today, researchers are applying the latest forensic technologies to the fossil record, revealing startling new insights into the lives of dinosaurs. This illustrated guide explores the behaviour, evolution, physiology, and extinction of dinosaurs, taking readers inside the mysterious world of these marvellous animals. With specially commissioned illustrations by Bob Nicholls, Dinosaur Behavior explains how the dinosaurs lived and courted, fought and fed, signalled and interacted with each other, and much more.
- Features a wealth of breathtaking illustrations throughout
- Offers new perspectives on the prehistoric world inhabited by dinosaurs
- Sheds light on how dinosaurs actually looked, how they moved, and how fast they ran
- Explains the feeding habits of carnivores, herbivores, scavengers, and solitary hunters
- Discusses sight, hearing, smell, spatial orientation, and intelligence
- Brings to life the social behaviour of dinosaurs, from mating and parenting to herd dynamics and migration
- Takes readers behind the scenes of the latest, most thrilling discoveries
Michael J. Benton is a professor of vertebrate palaeontology at the University of Bristol and a fellow of the Royal Society. His many books include Dinosaurs: New Visions of a Lost World, The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology, and When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time. Bob Nicholls is a leading paleo-reconstruction artist whose work is exhibited at museums and universities around the world. His art appears in numerous books, including Dinosaur Art and The Complete Dinosaur.