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  • The Future of Dinosaurs

  • What We Don't Know, What We Can, and What We'll Never Know
  • By: David Hone
  • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Science & Engineering, Science
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

The new audiobook by Dr David Hone which explores the frontiers of dinosaur research.

Ever since we first started discovering dinosaurs in the early 1800s, our obsession for uncovering everything about these creatures has been insatiable. Each generation has made huge strides in trying to better our understanding of these animals, and in the past 20 years, we have made more discoveries than in the previous 200.

There have been extraordinary advances in palaeontological methods, and ever more dinosaur fossils promise a landslide of new data and huge leaps forward in our understanding of these incredible animals. Over time, we have been bale to look at the sizes and shapes of bones, we have identified patches of fossil skin, we have looked at footprints and bite marks and we've calculated mass estimates and walking speeds.

With surprisingly little data to work from, we can put together a picture of an animal that has been extinct for a million human lifetimes. But for all our technological advances, and two centuries of new data and ideas, there is still much more we don't know. What parasites and diseases afflicted them? How did they communicate? Did they climb trees? How many species were there?

In The Future of Dinosaurs, palaeontologist Dr David Hone looks at the recent strides in scientific research and the advanced knowledge we've gathered in recent years, as well as what we hope to learn in the future about these most fascinating of extinct creatures.

©2022 David Hone (P)2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Just the book I was looking for

Fantastic book by David Lawrence discussing what we know about dinosaurs and how new technology and scientific methods will help paleontologists find out even more, this was exactly what I was looking for.

Tom Lawrence does a good job with narration which is nice and clear with no mispronunciation.

I will definitely be listening to the book again.

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