Dr Steve Brusatte is the author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs and its junior edition The Age of the Dinosaurs, for young dinosaur-enthusiasts. He is a paleontologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He grew up in the Midwestern United States and has a BS in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago, MSc in Palaeobiology from the University of Bristol (UK), and PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University in New York. One of his particular research interests is the evolutionary transition between dinosaurs and birds and he is a noted specialist on the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of the carnivorous dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor.
A comprehensive look at the when, where, and why of dinosaurs. Interesting in-depth stories about ever popular dinosaurs are presented with comprehensive scientific evidence in an upbeat, kid-friendly way. Photographs and realistic drawings help bring the science to life. A treasure trove of information. * Kirkus * Steve Brusatte offers a sparkling account of his trade and its discoveries. * Wall Street Journal * An impressively comprehensive volume . . . With Brusatte maintaining an excited, conversational tone that refuses to underestimate its audience, more serious dinosaur aficionados will find much to learn and love. * Booklist * Brusatte hits a perfect note for young readers, infusing the text with his enthusiasm while making sophisticated vocabulary and concepts readily accessible . . . [his] work pops with all the excitement of a dinosaur-themed CSI show. Budding scientists and dinosaur enthusiasts will relish this deep dive into the detective work that comprises a fascinating field. * School Library Journal *