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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles Book Ó 304 pages Download õ Gwairsoft ↠ ➼ [Reading] ➾ The Tyrannosaur Chronicles By David Hone ➱ – Adored by children and adults alike Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world one that pops up again and again in pop cultuPresents the latest research into their biology showing off than just their impressive statistics tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy ecology and behaviour exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and in recent times one of the great icons of biolog This was a great thorough book on the great T Rex however probably not the best to really have as an audiobook If there are any pictures you don't have those and it's far easier to go back to revisit something you might want to see before moving on

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Adored by children and adults alike Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world one that pops up again and again in pop culture often battling other beasts such as King Kong Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park But despite the hype Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right and are among the best studied of all dinosaursTyrannosaurs started small but over the For most of us dinosaurs have a strangely Victorian feel with the associations of large scary skeletons in nineteenth century buildings like the Natural History Museum However not only has knowledge of this remarkable group of animals moved on hugely since those skeletons were first put on show the amount we have learned in the last 20 years eclipses everything that has come before so it is valuable to have a really up to date view of dinosaurs and in particular that most popular of groupings the tyrannosaursIt's appropriate that I mention a Victorian feel as David Hone's writing does have something of a fussy academic style Unlike some academics who write popular science he retains a precision and reuirement to note uncertainty in some detail that doesn't make for the best reading even if it is strictly the most accurate way to present what is and isn't known I assumed he was about 70 from his style but from the photo he's a lot younger However this isn't disastrous and there is no doubt that what he gives us is a thorough grounding in dinosaurs in general how the various tyrannosaurs it's not just T rex by any means fit into the bigger picture and a lot of the detail we know about themWhat's refreshing about this book is the clear presentation of just how difficult it is to make definitive statements based on a few often fragmentary remains of animals that lived many millions of years ago Even an apparently obvious distinction like whether an animal is male or female or whether it is a small species or the juvenile of a different large species is anything but straightforward This approach is a wonderful counter to the likes of the TV show Walking with Dinosaurs ironically Hone has written for the WwD website which may have entertained its large audiences with its apparent 'facts' but made vast unsupported assumptions that Hone sweeps aside to show what we really know and don't knowIt's not possible to give this book than three stars because it suffers deeply from what you might call Rutherford's disease The great physicist Ernest Rutherford infamously said 'All science is either physics or stamp collecting' mocking the way some scientific disciplines are primarily about collecting and collating information and the majority of The Tyrannosaur Chronicles is a step by step working through what we know about different bits of the skeletons what we can deduce about their diet from their skeletons what we can deduce about the way they moved from their skeletons what we deduce about their feathers from fossil remains and so forth It will delight the young or old dinosaur enthusiast who wants to absorb every last piece of evidence but it can be uite hard going for the general readerI found in working through the book that some chapters came across much stronger than others a topic would suddenly become interesting and give some real insights but then we'd be back to the stamp collecting This may have been because some chapters take on a wider remit so for instance one of the chapters I found most interesting was on the physiology of the tyrannosaurs because rather than just describe for instance the skull and its implications as one chapter does the physiology chapter talks about the difference between being warm and cold blooded showing it's not a simple binary option and exploring whether dinosaurs and tyrannosaurs in particular could be fitted into a particular category and whyFor me as a reader by far the best part of the book was something the author probably thinks is totally trivial I was aware that birds were some kind of relation to dinosaurs but Hone makes it clear that birds are dinosaurs and that simple revelation was startling I'm sure others would get a lot out of the detailed descriptions and illustrations I wish there had been illustrations than I did And Hone does a splendid job of showing both how far our understanding has moved on and how much we need to discover But it was a book that I found involved a fair amount of work to continue reading

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The Tyrannosaur ChroniclesCourse of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists screenplay writers sci fi novelists and the general public alike Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons was than 12m 40 feet long and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in historyThe Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs and I love dinosaurs That means I like watching documentaries and reading books about dinosaurs And yes I have seen all the Jurassic Park movies and really the only worthwhile thing about Jurassic World was the look of the dinosaurs and other reptilesI picked this book up on impulse I saw Tyrannosaur in the title and didn't get any further down the shelf at the library Tyrannosaurs have awesome press because what's not to like? Big teeth big bodies terrifying appearancethey were walking nightmaresThough this book is not jargon laiden this isn't for the super casual reader If you're familiar with Scott Sampson's writings for lay people then you will find this book tougher going David Hone's style is formal You have to want to essentially sit through a very long lecture about a particular group of dinosaurs the tyrannosaurids The book is organized into sections which is great since each section builds on the other laying on the facts and the reasoning so that by the time you get to the discussion about ecology which was what I was waiting for you have a pretty good grounding in information about this group The sections are as follows in the hardcover I read Preface p 7 20 Basics on time periods the creatures lived in and the creatures' anatomy Intro pp 23 84 What's a T Rex? What individual dinosaurs are in this group of tyrannosaurs and how they got organized in this particular group by paleontologists Morphology pp 87 157 Anatomy and physiology Side note; I can't hear the word 'morphology' without remembering it said by Roy Batty when he walked in on Tyrell in Blade Runner Ecology pp 161 248 Egg laying what did they munch on who'd they compete with and tyrannosaurs' social lives Moving Forwards pp 251 279 What myths persist about these creatures and what do we really know based on evidence? What can we hope to find out in the future based on ever improving technology?I felt like I had learned a lot It took me a while to read this book and I had to take it in smallish chunks to help digest all the information conveyed by the author who clearly loves his subjects and is uite knowledgeable