"With this handsome field guide you can spend an afternoon happily 'proto-birding' as it were, without leaving your living room."--Natural History
"This volume is thought-provoking and attractive, and anyone (of any age) interested in dinosaurs will enjoy looking at it."--ScienceBlogs
"The author and artist are to be congratulated on this superb book about the discoveries of feathered dinosaurs and their relationship to the origin of birds."--Zhonghe Zhou, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"An astonishing glimpse of the world of dinosaurs. Something you could never imagine."--Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers
"An unprecedented visual record of one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of vertebrate paleontology--the discovery that a diversity of predatory dinosaurs were cloaked with feathers, perhaps just as colorful and fanciful as those of their living relatives."--Luis M. Chiappe, Director, The Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
About the Author
John Long is Head of Sciences for Museum Victoria, Australia. A renowned paleontologist, he has collected fossils in Antarctica, Africa, throughout Asia, and has worked extensively in North America, Europe, and in every part of Australia. He has written or co-authored some 24 books, and in 2001 won Australia's prestigious Eureka Prize for the Public Promotion of Science.
Peter Schouten is an award-winning artist and illustrator of natural history books. His books include A Gap in Nature and Astonishing Animals. He spent two years working on the 80 magnificent illustrations in this book.