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The World of Dinosaurs

An Illustrated Tour

Mark A. Norell

The World of Dinosaurs

Mark A. Norell

256 pages | 200 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2019
Cloth $32.50 ISBN: 9780226622729 Published March 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
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Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the curiosities of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck wonder. Digging ever deeper into dinosaurs’ ancient past, science continues to unearth new knowledge about them and the world they inhabited, a fantastic time when the footprints of these behemoths marked the Earth that we humans now walk.

Who better to guide us through this ancient world than paleontologist Mark A. Norell? A world-renowned expert in paleontology, with a knowledge of dinosaurs as deep as the buried fossils they left behind, Norell is in charge of what is perhaps America’s most popular collection of dinosaur bones and fossils, the beloved displays at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In The World of Dinosaurs, he leads readers through a richly illustrated collection detailing the evolution of these ancient creatures. From the horns of the Protoceratops to the wings of the Archaeopteryx, readers are invited to explore profiles of dinosaurs along with hundreds of color photographs, sketches, maps, and other materials—all rooted in the latest scientific discoveries—sure to both capture the imagination and satisfy a prehistoric curiosity. The World of Dinosaurs presents an astonishing collection of knowledge in an immersive visual journey that will fascinate any fan of Earth’s ancient inhabitants.
About This Book
What Are Dinosaurs?
A History of Dinosaur Discovery
Geological Timescale
Discovering Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Biology
Dinosaur Classification
Coelophysis bauri
Dilophosaurus wetherilli
Allosaurus fragilis
Albertosaurus sarcophagus
Tyrannosaurus rex
Struthiomimus altus
Deinocheirus mirificus
Compsognathus longipes
Mononykus olecranus
Oviraptor philoceratops
Khaan mckennai
Citipati osmolskae
Ornitholestes hermanni
Velociraptor mongoliensis
Deinonychus antirrhopus
Saurornithoides mongoliensis
Archaeopteryx lithographica
Hesperornis regalis
Phorusrhacos longissimus
Gastornis gigantea

Plateosaurus engelhardti
Diplodocus longus
Brontosaurus excelsus
Camarasaurus grandis
Hypselosaurus priscus
Patagotitan mayorum
Barosaurus lentus

Heterodontosaurus tucki
Stegosaurus stenops
Sauropelta edwardsorum
Euoplocephalus tutus
Ankylosaurus magniventris

Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis
Psittacosaurus mongoliensis
Protoceratops andrewsi
Triceratops horridus
Monoclonius nasicornus
Styracosaurus albertensis

Hypsilophodon foxii
Hypacrosaurus altispinus
Edmontosaurus annectens
Tenontosaurus tilletti
Saurolophus osborni
Corythosaurus casuarius

Birds and Dinosaurs
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Review Quotes
Steve Donoghue | Open Letters Review
"A publishing season wouldn’t be complete without an oversize full-color dinosaur book, and if such a book isn’t produced under the auspices of the great American Museum of Natural History, it will naturally wish it were. Such a book must be as up-to-date as the breakneck pace of paleontological developments allows; it must be as visually stunning as its subjects; and, if possible, it must be written by somebody with a CV as long as your arm. New from the University of Chicago Press is just such a book: The World of Dinosaurs by Mark Norell, the chairman of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History (the only true must-see destination for Manhattan tourists) and one of the specialists who oversees what is surely the most impressive collection of dinosaur bones and remains and artifacts in the world. In this book—extensively illustrated with photos and drawings—Norell takes readers through the whole sprawling story of dinosaurs, organized not by geologic era but by overarching phylogenetic groupings, everything from various ceratopsians to the famous Tyrannosaurus rex and hundreds of their lesser-known kin. This author is well-practiced at conveying vast amounts of complex scientific information in a smooth and accessible narration, and as a result The World of Dinosaurs is every bit as much a delight to read as it is to page through."
Ralph Gardner Jr. | Wall Street Journal
“The coolest dude alive.”
The New York Review of Books
"The transformation in what we know about [dinosaurs] is astonishing. And all of it from fossilized bones. Perhaps the easiest way to glimpse the effect of all this new knowledge is to leaf through Norell’s The World of Dinosaurs. Norell is one of the principal paleontologists of our time and a major figure at the American Museum of Natural History. In this book, he reveals the extraordinary distance between the look of actual fossils—nearly monochromatic tangles of bones—and the appearance and behavior of the creatures who left them, as reconstructed by recent research. . . . The World of Dinosaurs . . . is a reminder that our imaginations tend to normalize the strangeness of nature, and that one of the immense virtues of science is its unceasing ability to defamiliarize what we thought we knew."
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