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Terrible lizards. That’s what the word dinosaurs means. Yet dinosaurs are not true lizards, and they are not necessarily terrible, either. Paleontologists have overturned many misconceptions, and in Dinosaurs!, we look at what the latest research tells us and what we still have to learn about these endlessly fascinating creatures. 

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A Dino treat.

I wasn't sure about the narration at first but a tweak to the speed and it was perfect delivery. I have listened to this several times now and will listen again. Fascinating recent research from prominent palaeontologists and evolutionary biologists. And it was free.

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  • Justin Wood
  • 04-03-21

Fascinating!

Scientists are making amazing strides in paleontology. Great information that will spark your curiosity. Relatively easy to understand

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  • JOSEPH
  • 26-06-21

A very interesting book, if you like dinosaurs.

I enjoyed the book as I have enjoyed a renewed interest in the study of dinosaurs. As with so many things in science, the knowledge has only grown since I was a kid in those kid days interest of the subject. I enjoyed hearing this update of the new things known and the new supposition of how dinosaurs lived. The reader was very good and I liked her voice, like a teacher again!

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  • Maggie
  • 06-06-21

complex subject made understandable.

The "chapters" are composed of articles from Scientific American all about an aspect of dinosaur research. This presentation kept the "story" moving along in a bright spirited fashion, allowing for different voices, different topics, different problems and different endings to each topic. Because I became newly interested in each story it prevented me from feeling "bogged down" and "mired" in the complexity of what is a very complex science.
The narrator was excellent. She did not struggle in pronouncing long scientific names or words where necessary, but kept the pace of the conversation going so I could continue to follow the gist of the story or return to listen more carefully to the scientific names of species or procedures as I wished.
I was sorry when I came to the end of the book. But I'm happy to say that, because the chapters are the titles of the articles themselves, it will be easy for me to return and just select the article which I wish to re-read and start listening.
I recommend the book to anyone who is interested in current knowledge about dinosaurs.
I would also recommend it for anyone who has always wondered how research is done on things that have been dead for millions of years.

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  • Amber
  • 13-05-21

Informational

Good Book! I'd listen to it again. Fantastic narrating, Informational, Fun, Definitely a must to have in your collection. That is if you're interested in Dinosaurs ❤️

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