Leading palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist Steve Brusatte has written The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World that has recently come sharply into focus with the discovery of the footprint of a six metre tall meat-eating dinosaur on Skye. Using other very recent research, Steve shows how these remarkable creatures created a 150 million year empire that saw human-size tyrannosaurs, carnivores even larger than a T. rex and feathered raptors. He describes a real and even more fascinating Jurassic world.
Borders Book Festival
Harmony House St Mary's Road
17/06/2018 3:45 PM
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Steve Brusatte is a palaeontologist and research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of dinosaurs and other fossil animals with backbones. Steves particular research interests are the origin of dinosaurs and the evolution of birds from carnivorous dinosaurs. He has a PhD from Columbia University and degrees from the University of Chicago and University of Bristol. He has written over 60 scientific papers, published four books (including the coffee table book Dinosaurs and the technical volume Dinosaur Paleobiology), and has described over 10 new species of fossil animals. He has done fieldwork in Britain, China, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and the United States. His research is profiled often in the popular press and he is a 'consultant palaeontologist' on the Walking With Dinosaurs team.