Travel back to the prehistoric world and discover the most fascinating parts of the lives of Earth's most awe-inspiring creatures – the dinosaurs.
Dr Dean Lomax brings these prehistoric creatures to life in ten bite-sized essays, written for people short on time but not curiosity. Making big ideas simple, Dean takes readers on a journey to uncover what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, what dinosaurs ate, how they evolved, what caused them to go extinct, and more!
Perfect for anyone fascinated by the dinosaur exhibits at museums, palaeontology and fans of Jurassic Park.
Dr Dean Lomax is an internationally recognised multi-award-winning palaeontologist, author and science communicator. Travelling around the world, he works on many fascinating projects from excavating dinosaurs, to discovering and naming new species, and regularly appearing on TV & Radio as an expert and presenter, including for the primetime series Dinosaur Britain. He has written several books, many academic papers and popular articles, is a leading world authority on ichthyosaurs and earned his PhD at The University of Manchester, England. He is a patron of the UK Association of Fossil Hunters and Mary Anning Rocks.
"A fun, speedy read for grown-ups who love dinosaurs – a great way to get into the subject"
– Professor Michael Benton, author of The Dinosaurs Rediscovered
"A warp-speed tour of dinosaurs, with an expert guide."
– Professor Steve Brusatte, bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs
"An eminently accessible read, Lomax provides a perfect primer (or refresher) for dino fans and newbies, yet doesn't skimp on the fascinating details that make 21st century palaeontology so vibrant."
– Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes, author of Kindred
"If you were a dinosaur fan when you were a kid and never lost interest, I encourage you to check out this book. Paleontology has come a long way since the 1990s and there have been many finds that have changed the way we think about these creatures. [...] This book covers a lot of ground and it's all packaged in a quick, easy read that will supply you with many fun dinosaur facts for entertaining or educating purposes."
– Kallie Moore, host of PBS Eons show