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Dinosaur Books



Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs


The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs has a collection of essays from many paleontologists. It discusses anatomy of a dinosaur and errors in artist reconstruction as well as debates such as whether or not dinosaurs were warm-blooded. It contains many vivid illustrations that bring the words to life. This book offers unique insight to the progression of paleontology and the newly emerging theories.


The Dinosaur Heresies


Paleontologist Robert T. Bakker discusses his views of dinosaurs as active and birdlike. Today we know that some of his ideas, once considered radical, are part of mainstream palentology today. His book includes some of his own stunning illustrations. Although published in 1986, it is interesting to witness paleontology at the origin of modern concepts and we highly recommend this book.


The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt


The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt tell the story of Ernst Stromer's lost dinosaur. During a World War II bombing, all his skeletal reconstructions were destroyed as the museum was demolished. This book tells the story of modern paleontologists searching for Stromer's dinosaurs. This book is a very engaging read and would make an excellent contribution to any bookshelf.

Rex Appeal


Rex Appeal is the story of the fight for Sue the T-rex. Peter Larson and his team of dedicated paleontologists fight to get Sue into museums, against troubling legal issues. Sue became an icon, as the most complete Tyrannosaur skeleton ever discovered. Throughout the book, there are over 100 detailed pictures of the most famous dinosaur of all time.


Tyrannosaurus Sue


Tyrannosaurus Sue tells the complete story of the battle to claim Sue. Throughout many legal arguments and debate, Sue was finally sold at an auction for $8.36 million. Read the story and discover how Sue found her home in the Field Museum.


Raptor Red


Raptor Red is a novel by the legendary paleontologist Robert T. Bakker, told in the first person perspective of a female Utahraptor. Bakker managed to incorporate his own theories of dinosaur behavior and social order to create a story that appeals to the imaginative. This novel is great for any dinosaur fan.