Paleontology meets pop culture in a talented young author’s
journey into the lives of dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws
and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods.
They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies, and are a fundamental part
of our collective imagination. In My
Beloved Brontosaurus, the dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek enriches the
childlike sense of wonder these amazing creatures instill in us. Investigating
the latest discoveries in paleontology, he breathes new life into old bones.
Switek reunites us with these mysterious creatures as he visits desolate
excavation sites and hallowed museum vaults, exploring everything from the sex
life of Apatosaurus and T. rex’s feather-laden body to just why dinosaurs
vanished. (And of course, on his journey, he celebrates the book’s titular
hero, “Brontosaurus”—who suffered a second extinction when we learned he never
existed at all - as a symbol of scientific progress.)
With infectious enthusiasm, Switek questions what we’ve long
held to be true about these beasts, weaving in stories from his obsession with
dinosaurs, which started when he was just knee-high to a Stegosaurus.
Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our own evolution
and our place on Earth, My Beloved
Brontosaurus is an audiobook that dinosaur fans and anyone interested in
scientific progress will cherish for years to come.
Includes a bonus interview between Brian Switek and Amanda
Moon, managing editor of the Scientific
American imprint at Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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