Blending history and fantasy, science and art, the story of how dinosaurs were discovered and reimagined comes to life through splendid illustrations in this handsome slipcased volume.
Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Tyrannosaurus...these exotic prehistoric creatures continue to fascinate more than 200 million years after they last roamed the earth. Dinosaur skeletons have been reconstituted, reconstructed, and interpreted by scientists and artists since the first fossils were uncovered near Cañon City, Colorado, in 1877, sparking the Bone Wars. In 1907, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History mounted "Dippy" the Diplodocus, which sparked dinomania, igniting the imagination of popular culture and Hollywood. From the Morrison Formation to Montana's Hell Creek, and from Mongolia's Gobi Desert to Argentina's Patagonia, new discoveries and excavations have uncovered a lost kingdom that has inspired myriad homages.
About the Author
Christine Argot is a research professor and curator of collections at the paleontology and comparative anatomy gallery of the at the national natural history museum in Paris.
Luc Vivès is a project manager in the paleontology and comparative anatomy gallery of the national natural history museum in Paris.