PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Tyrannosaur Chronicles
  • David Hone
  • English
  • 20 December 2020
  • 9781472911254

David Hone ✓ 5 Summary

Read & Download î The Tyrannosaur Chronicles ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Presents the latest research into their biology showing off than just their impressive statistics tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy ecology and behaviour exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and in recent times one of the great icons of biolog. Sadly my takeaway from this work is that the author should stick with paleontology and put aside the writing His passion for paleontology is clear his writing is not It was often difficult to pull from his lengthy ramblings what his overall point was in many parts The book was a bit of a chore to get throughI found a great deal of the book to be extremely dull because while it was about dinosaurs tyrannosaurs it really was just a biological breakdown of EVERY minute detail that has been discovered It just was not compelling There was also often far too much information in too confined a space No one is going to recall all of the names and details the author throws at you rapidly The book could have been on any other species and it would have been dull as well Overall I find it unlikely that this would be an inviting book for general dinosaur lovers especially since I even found it dull and I have a biology degree and usually love this type of thing Disclosure ARC received from Netgalley publisher in exchange for an honest review They may regret this Any and all uotes were taken from an advanced edition subject to change in the final edition The Sacred Art Of Fasting (Preparing to Practice) you rapidly The book could have been on any other species and it would have been dull as well Overall I find it unlikely that this would be an inviting book for general dinosaur lovers especially since I even found it dull and I have a biology degree and usually love this type of thing Disclosure ARC received from Netgalley publisher in exchange for an honest review They may regret this Any and all uotes were taken from an advanced edition subject to change in the final edition

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Read & Download î The Tyrannosaur Chronicles ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Adored by children and adults alike Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world one that pops up again and again in pop culture often battling other beasts such as King Kong Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park But despite the hype Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right and are among the best studied of all dinosaursTyrannosaurs started small but over the. For most of us dinosaurs have a strangely Victorian feel with the associations of large scary skeletons in nineteenth century buildings like the Natural History Museum However not only has knowledge of this remarkable group of animals moved on hugely since those skeletons were first put on show the amount we have learned in the last 20 years eclipses everything that has come before so it is valuable to have a really up to date view of dinosaurs and in particular that most popular of groupings the tyrannosaursIt s appropriate that I mention a Victorian feel as David Hone s writing does have something of a fussy academic style Unlike some academics who write popular science he retains a precision and reuirement to note uncertainty in some detail that doesn t make for the best reading even if it is strictly the most accurate way to present what is and isn t known I assumed he was about 70 from his style but from the photo he s a lot younger However this isn t disastrous and there is no doubt that what he gives us is a thorough grounding in dinosaurs in general how the various tyrannosaurs it s not just T rex by any means fit into the bigger picture and a lot of the detail we know about themWhat s refreshing about this book is the clear presentation of just how difficult it is to make definitive statements based on a few often fragmentary remains of animals that lived many millions of years ago Even an apparently obvious distinction like whether an animal is male or female or whether it is a small species or the juvenile of a different large species is anything but straightforward This approach is a wonderful counter to the likes of the TV show Walking with Dinosaurs ironically Hone has written for the WwD website which may have entertained its large audiences with its apparent facts but made vast unsupported assumptions that Hone sweeps aside to show what we really know and don t knowIt s not possible to give this book than three stars because it suffers deeply from what you might call Rutherford s disease The great physicist Ernest Rutherford infamously said All science is either physics or stamp collecting mocking the way some scientific disciplines are primarily about collecting and collating information and the majority of The Tyrannosaur Chronicles is a step by step working through what we know about different bits of the skeletons what we can deduce about their diet from their skeletons what we can deduce about the way they moved from their skeletons what we deduce about their feathers from fossil remains and so forth It will delight the young or old dinosaur enthusiast who wants to absorb every last piece of evidence but it can be uite hard going for the general readerI found in working through the book that some chapters came across much stronger than others a topic would suddenly become interesting and give some real insights but then we d be back to the stamp collecting This may have been because some chapters take on a wider remit so for instance one of the chapters I found most interesting was on the physiology of the tyrannosaurs because rather than just describe for instance the skull and its implications as one chapter does the physiology chapter talks about the difference between being warm and cold blooded showing it s not a simple binary option and exploring whether dinosaurs and tyrannosaurs in particular could be fitted into a particular category and whyFor me as a reader by far the best part of the book was something the author probably thinks is totally trivial I was aware that birds were some kind of relation to dinosaurs but Hone makes it clear that birds are dinosaurs and that simple revelation was startling I m sure others would get a lot out of the detailed descriptions and illustrations I wish there had been illustrations than I did And Hone does a splendid job of showing both how far our understanding has moved on and how much we need to discover But it was a book that I found involved a fair amount of work to continue reading

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Read & Download î The Tyrannosaur Chronicles ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists screenplay writers sci fi novelists and the general public alike Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons was than 12m 40 feet long and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in historyThe Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs and. I m sure that if I already knew uite a bit about dinosaurs this would have been easier to read However I know next to nothing about dinosaurs The most I know comes out of Jurassic Park and that s not a lot nor is it modern So this all went over my head Names were thrown around and I was completely lost Really this was all a blur for me and I couldn t hold on to any fact besides the fact that I was confusedSo if you already have an interest in dinosaurs and want to read a current book that explains what scientists know about dinosaurs then this is for you However I m not one of those people It was dense and tedious for someone who doesn t know a thing about dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurs


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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles There is a definite need for popular science paleobiology works that aim a bit higher than just being a picture book type encyclopedia for children There really isn't much to choose from and because of that I was

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles David Hone ✓ 5 Summary For most of us dinosaurs have a strangely Victorian feel with the associations of large scary skeletons in nineteenth century buildin

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David Hone David Hone ✓ 5 Summary If popular media is any indication the Tyrannosaurus rex is a huge celebrity Movies merchandise books and comics focus on this animal and it has been one of the forerunners that introduced what a dinosaur was to the general populace Keeping all the razzmatazz aside there wasn’t much I knew about the Tyrannosaurs as a family of dinosaurs Having prided myself to be a dinosaur nut the biggest revelation to me was that the T rex

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles The Tyrannosaur Chronicles is a pretty entertaining survey of everything we currently know about tyrannosaurs — not just T rex but the related tyrannosaurs That means it includes dinosaurs we don’t always thin

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles I'm sure that if I already knew uite a bit about dinosaurs this would have been easier to read However I know next to nothing about dinosaurs The most I know comes out of Jurassic Park and that's not a lot nor is it modern So this all went over my head Names were thrown around and I was completely lost Really this was all a blur for me and I couldn't hold on to any fact besides the fact that I was confusedSo if you already have a

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles Free read The Tyrannosaur Chronicles I love dinosaurs That means I like watching documentaries and reading books about dinosaurs And yes I have seen all the Jurassic Park movies and

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    characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David Hone PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles A fascinating and absorbing book about the one dinosaur most people can probably name the Tyrannosaur Well written by Dr Hone this book will pr

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    David Hone ✓ 5 Summary characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David Hone Free read The Tyrannosaur Chronicles This was a great thorough book on the great T Rex however probably not the best to really have as an audiobook If there are any pictures you don't have those and it's far easier to go back to revisit something you might want to see before moving on

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    PDF/EPUB The Tyrannosaur Chronicles Sadly my takeaway from this work is that the author should stick with paleontology and put aside the writing His passion for paleontology is clear his writing is not It was often difficult to pull from his lengthy ramblings what his overall point was in many parts The book was a bit of a chore to get throughI found a great deal of the book to be extremely dull because while it was about dinosaurs tyrannosaurs it really was just a biologic

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    David Hone ✓ 5 Summary characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David Hone Free read The Tyrannosaur Chronicles Perfect follow up to my recent JP splurge and I still can't get enough Also my first scientific read when it comes to dinosaurs and I think it was the perfect introduction because despite being specific in topic the author placed the species in time and place and touched on other species in unexpected detail I loved David Hone's sometimes sardonic tone and there's a great sense of humour running throughout the

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