Prothero has woven together a gripping tale that will fascinate readers with many levels of expertise.(Fossil News)
Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs should be on the suggested reading list for any undergraduate interested in pursuing paleontology, and as a paleobiological statement, shows that paleontology is more than (fossilized) sticks and stones.(Geology Today 1900-01-00)
...this is a very enriching, stimulating, and, of course, enjoyable reading.(Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie 1900-01-00)
I can say that Don's style, which is so well characterized in his book, is what got me into geology as a profession.
For anyone interested in a career as a research scientist this book is a must-read and yet is still well worth picking up for the science-minded layman.
The small size of the book is handy to carry around and read at one's leisure, which is what I did over the period of time I read the book.
My son and I chose this book because it was recommended to my 10-year-old son by a classmate. he has been engrossed in it since we received it!Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very different book then I expected. Based on the title I had thought the focus was simply going to be ancient climate; however, I found myself on a ride through that topic as... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Joseph Iacovino
I greatly enjoyed learning about the author's career in paleontology from when he first started in the 70's leading up to his current and ongoing work. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by CranesNotSkyHooks
Ok, you may be saying, same last name. Suspicious. Yes, Don is my older brother and I got this for a Christmas present. Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by James Prothero
First off, I truly enjoyed this book from a paleontological point of view and as one who enjoys reading of the history and experiences of other paleontologists - especially of... Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by CLG