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New Perspectives on the Death of the Dinosaurs!

Posted by David Penney on

This is the title of one of the interesting talks due to be given this Saturday at the Festival of Geology, UCL, Gower Street, London. This is a free event, with lots more going on in addition to the talks. the full program can be seen below.

For those of you who would like to know more about the rich palaeontological record of British dinosaurs please take a look at a couple of our recent titles on this subject.


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British Polacanthid Dinosaurs

Everything Dinosaur blog (2015) Dr. Blows takes the reader on a journey of exploration starting with a thoughtfully written general overview of the armoured dinosaurs and where the polacanthids fit in to the dinosaur family tree, before moving on to provide a history of armoured dinosaur discoveries from England. ... From the very first page through to the comprehensive reference and index section, this book has obviously been a labour of love. Dr. Blows imparts a tremendous amount of information, but his writing style enables the general reader to follow and to appreciate the significance of the points being made. ... Nearly 200 tables, diagrams and beautiful full colour pictures in the book. ... All in all this is an excellent book, ideal as a gift for the anyone with an interest in fossils, especially those from the British Isles. Highly recommended.

Dinosaurs of the British Isles

Proc. Geol. Assoc. (2014) ...a truly encyclopaedic coverage of all British dinosaur species. It is absolutely up to date on the taxomony of the material, with all the new names recently introduced for British ornithischians included. Search as I might, I found no omissions. This is a thorough, scholarly work presented in a format accessible to everyone. Every dinosaur worker in the world should have a copy.

PalAss Newsl. (2014) Dinosaurs of the British Isles is easily the single best reference on British dinosaurs that has ever been produced.

Scientific (2015) Over 400 pages long, beautifully produced and designed and absolutely stuffed full of colour photos and life reconstructions, it’s a lavish and comprehensive guide to the Mesozoic dinosaurs of Britain - the most complete version of this sort of thing published so far. ... the key thing about this book is its use of imagery. The book is packed with visuals: with beautiful, large, high-fidelity images of fossils, with photos of field sites and museum displays, with skeletal reconstructions, and with numerous life reconstructions. Even if the text were useless or execrable (which it isn’t), I would tell people to buy the book for its pictures alone, especially the specimen photos. There are pages and pages and pages of them. Many exceed in quality the only existing published pictures of the specimens concerned, and it’s obvious that Dean went to extraordinary trouble to obtain them.

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