Learning More About Dinosaurs


What are some books dealing with general dinosaur information?

The following is a list of just a few of our favorite books—many of them classics—that contain general information about dinosaurs:

Farlow, James O., and M.K. Brett-Surman. The Complete Dinosaur. Blooming-ton: Indiana University Press, 1997. A classic, comprehensive, easy-to-use reference with illustrations, chronology, and glossary. Also, a list of science fiction and fantasy books about dinosaurs.

Fraser, Nicholas. Dawn of the Dinosaur: Life in the Triassic. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2006. A book about the time before dinosaurs ruled Earth.

Horner, John R., and Edwin Dobb. Dinosaur Lives: Unearthing an Evolutionary Saga. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. Celebrated paleontologist Horner recounts his discoveries of dinosaur eggs, babies, and nests in this classic text. It also examines the impact dinosaurs have had on our lives.

Lambert, David. Dangerous Dinosaurs Q and A: Everything You Never Knew About the Dinosaurs. New York: DK Publishing, 2008. Considered a young person’s book, but very readable for general audiences—by a well-known author of numerous dinosaur books.

Manning, Phillip. Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science. New York: Random House, 2008. Manning presents the most astonishing dinosaur fossil excavations of the past 100 years.

Richardson, Hazel, and David Norman. Smithsonian Handbook: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 2003. Only one of many dinosaur books by world-renowned paleontologist David Norman. This book covers all the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, complete with full-color illustrations.

Weishampel, David B., and Luther Young. Dinosaurs of the East Coast. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. A classic survey of East Coast dinosaur findings and their importance in recreating the fossil records of dinosaurs in the region, with more than 130 illustrations.


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