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What are some books explaining dinosaurs evolution and extinction?

The question of dinosaur evolution and extinction has been addressed in numerous books. The following are some examples the reader might want to check out:

Alvarez, Walter. T. rex and the Crater of Doom. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997. This is the classic work by the man who began the dinosaur extinction controversy by suggesting a link between a certain type of rock and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Bakker, R.T. Dinosaur Heresies: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction. Reprint. New York: Kensington Publishing, 1996. Another classic dinosaur book that dispels common misconceptions about dinosaurs, presenting new evidence that the creatures were warm-blooded, agile, and intelligent.

Larson, Pedro, and Kenneth Carpenter, eds. Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Tyrant King. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2008. Covers the most famous of dinosaurs, with a CD included.

Long, John, and Peter Schouten. Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds. Oxford University Press, 2008. All you’ve ever wanted to know about the controversial subject of bird origins.

Poinar, George, and Roberta Poinar. What Bugged the Dinosaurs?: Insects, Disease, and Death in the Cretaceous. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2008.

The authors offer evidence of how insects directly and indirectly contributed to the dinosaurs’ demise.


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