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Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life Paperback – Illustrated, 28 June 2011

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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0520269896
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0520269897
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

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"A wonderful book, crammed with information that will surprise you." Truthdig "This thought-provoking book is a must read not only for dinosaur enthusiasts and science educators but anyone interested in the larger context of life." Magill's Literary Annual / Salem Press "Sampson is right on target... There is no better overview available than 'Dinosaur Odyssey.'" Earth Magazine "A great in-depth read for those seriously interested in the history of dinosaurs." Dig

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"The best general-audience dinosaur book since the Dinosaur Renaissance began in the 1970s."--Philip J. Currie, coeditor of Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, from the foreword

"Dinosaur Odyssey is not only a personable and highly accessible tour of the up-to-date discoveries about the gigantic and famous. It also builds on dinosaur paleontology to far-ranging topics like extinction, climate change, and the possibility of life on Mars. The gift to the reader is both fascination and enlightenment."--Michael Novacek, author of Terra and Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs

"An odyssey indeed! One of the world's leading dinosaur paleontologists, Sampson draws on a wide variety of sciences, from astronomy and cosmology to microbiology and ecology, in order to portray dinosaurs as living animals. The reader is in for a treat and will emerge with fresh and valuable insights."--Peter Dodson, author of The Horned Dinosaurs

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