The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs Tyrannosaur Chronicles

  • Title: The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs
  • Author: David Hone
  • ISBN: 9781472911254
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • There is a definite need for more popular science paleobiology works that aim a bit higher than just being a picture-book-type encyclopedia for children. There really isn't much to choose from, and because of that I was super excited to get to The Tyrannosaur Chronicles. While this book is 100% better than your regular reference guide, I still found it a bit lacking in the engagement factor. I kept asking myself, who is this thing written for? It's far too generic in the depth of material covere [...]

    • Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:18 AM)

      I'm sure that if I already knew quite a bit about dinosaurs, this would have been easier to read. However, I know next to nothing about dinosaurs. The most I know comes out of Jurassic Park and that's not a lot, nor is it modern. So, this all went over my head. Names were thrown around, and I was completely lost. Really, this was all a blur for me, and I couldn't hold on to any fact besides the fact that I was confused.So, if you already have an interest in dinosaurs and want to read a current b [...]

    • 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 grou [...]

    • If popular media is any indication, the Tyrannosaurus rex is a huge celebrity. Movies, merchandise, books and comics focus on this animal and it has been one of the forerunners that introduced what a dinosaur was to the general populace. Keeping all the razzmatazz aside there wasn’t much I knew about the Tyrannosaurs as a family of dinosaurs. Having prided myself to be a dinosaur nut, the biggest revelation to me was that the T-rex is only one among the many species of Tyrannosaurus that roame [...]

    • The Tyrannosaur Chronicles is a pretty entertaining survey of everything we currently know about tyrannosaurs — not just T. rex, but the related tyrannosaurs. That means it includes dinosaurs we don’t always think of as tyrannosaurs, but which are classified as types of tyrannosaur because of their close relationship to T. rex. The book is upfront about the fact that the information in it is going to be out of date before long — though not, I think, from the perspective of a layperson.A lo [...]

    • 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 reptiles.)I 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 appearanceey were walking [...]

    • Sadly my takeaway from this work is that the author should stick with paleontology and put aside the writing. His passion for paleontology is clear, his writing is not. It was often difficult to pull from his lengthy ramblings what his overall point was in many parts. The book was a bit of a chore to get through.I found a great deal of the book to be extremely dull because while it was about dinosaurs (tyrannosaurs), it really was just a biological breakdown of EVERY minute detail that has been [...]

    • A fascinating and absorbing book about the one dinosaur most people can probably name, the Tyrannosaur. Well written by Dr. Hone, this book will provide lots of good paleontological information about Tyrannosaurs and a good grounding in how to separate the scientific speculations about them from the nonsensical speculations (like whether they were carnivores or scavengers).The book starts with a brief introduction to describe the various parts of a dinosaur scientifically. This is then followed [...]

    • Perfect follow up to my recent JP splurge and I still can't get enough! Also my first scientific read when it comes to dinosaurs and I think it was the perfect introduction because despite being specific in topic, the author placed the species in time and place and touched on other species in unexpected detail. I loved David Hone's sometimes sardonic tone and there's a great sense of humour running throughout the book.

    • Three and a half starsThis is laid out rather like a text book—it opens with with primers on nomenclature and anatomy, rather than personal anecdotes or catchy news items—but is written in an easy colloquial style that mostly works very well. The transposition of Figures 7a and 7b is apparently fixed in the paperback edition.Since I last took a serious interest in these matters a number of things have changed, starting with the classification of dinosaurs. Under the present scheme T. Rex is [...]

    • The 'Tyrannosaur Chronicles', is a well researched book on the latest palaeontological research in the field of tyrannosaurids, with an exceptionally eye-catching front cover. There are few adults who didn't feel a mixture of fear and wonder seeing casts of the impressive T-rex in museums, or for adults closer to my age, whilst watching Jurassic Park for the first time. It was in respect for my inner child that I picked up this book, being intrigued by the amount of research that has gone into u [...]

    • This was fun but not sure who the target audience is intended to be. If you pick this up, it's probably safe to assume you like dinosaurs enough, and you might know most of what's being presented. If you don't know much about dinosaurs, or the Tyrannosaurs, this might not be the best place to start since it can be dry and overly detailed. A fun refresher with some new ideas, but I'm not handing it out to friends.

    • Good for the expert readerI liked the book and I learned quite a lot about paleontology in general. However, much of the content felt superfluous or textbook-like at times. That may be because I am largely unfamiliar with the subject. You may enjoy it more if you have more prior knowledge than I did going into the book.

    • Siobhan Whitebread

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:18 AM)

      Very good! But often a bit dry, and sometimes overwritten. It read a lot more like an academic paper than a book sometimes, and while that didn't bother me so much - I did an English degree, I was innoculated to academicese long ago - it wasn't as engaging as it could've been.Still, the author obviously loves T-Rexs. And I can fully appreciate that kind of passion.

    • I found this to be very fascinating although a basic knowledge of morphology and evolution is needed for many of the sections.

    • Книга попала в главную ловушку научно-популярной литературы: для специалиста слишком мало нового, для неспециалиста слишком скучно. А скучно написать про тираннозавров - это уметь надо.

    • I enjoyed this and I'm also enjoying the series that this book sits within. This book makes the science and the history of this topic fun, highly readable and interesting. Well worth a read.

    • Stunning in its depth. I will read it again, and again. There is just so much here, and it all really makes these animals come to life. Bravo!

    • Pitched somewhere between two demographics, and failing both.On one side, casual readers with no knowledge of biology or dinosaurs may react badly to the technical terminology and enormous, boring strings of qualifiers preceding and overshadowing any statement of fact. The result for this camp is like trying to wade through a swamp of repetitious paragraphs roughly repeating the phrase 'it's not this, it's not that, but it might be this (sometimes) though many palaeontologists disagree' for 90,0 [...]

    • This book has a lot of information about the tyrannosauroid dinosaurs. However, it is intended for an audience that hasn't read about dinosaurs since they were kids. However, as the book constantly reminds you, dinosaur paleontology as a field has been progressing rapidly. Therefore, in order to "catch people up," the book spends a lot of time debunking old myths that have long been dismissed. If you consider yourself a dinosaur enthusiast and have read books such as Dinosaur Paleobiology, The C [...]

    • When I was a kid, I was very into dinosaurs. I've kept up with them in the media, in a very shallow way. I'd heard that birds were descended from them, and that they probably weren't cold-blooded, as the books of my childhood claimed. I'd heard that some had feathers. But for a long time I've wanted to find a book that would bring me thoroughly up to date.But modern dinosaur books seem to fall into two categories: picture books for children, and highly technical books for scientists. I expect th [...]

    • About a 3.5. What's there is comprehensive and extremely fascinating, and the writing is nicely straightforward and conversational. It goes into all kinds of detail and information about every different aspect of tyrannosaurs as a family.I enjoyed this book a good bit, but it was lacking a few things throughout I hoped for: I would have loved a more comparative chapter on the evolution of the different tyrannosaurs, and/or chapters actually about the different tyrannosaurs, rather than always ta [...]

    • Fantastic review of our current state-of-understanding about these most famous of dinosaurs.

    • From Netgalley for a review:I have lately had a rather hard time finding a good book on dinosaurs, sadly I am in the position of being an armchair Paleontologist (I've taken courses online, so fancy) where a lot of books just rehash old (and in some cases anciently outdated) and do not hold my interest, or I need to dish out the big bucks for textbooks to get new and juicy information. At first I was apprehensive about getting this book, mostly because I thought it was going to just rehash thing [...]

    • I received this book free from NetGalley and Bloomsbury Sigma in exchange for an honest and fair review. Thank you! As paleontology books go this is one of the most informative and entertaining books I've read in some time. This book is full of facts and diagrams about the hunting, mating and social habits of the biggest predator to have existed on earth. The book is highly accessible to the novice and dinosaur enthusiast and doesn’t talk down or dilute the technical aspects of paleontology. T [...]

    • Fantasy Literature

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:18 AM)

      4 stars from Bill, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATUREI’ve been on a bit of a dinosaur run lately. Not because I suddenly grew interested in the great creatures; that interest began at around age two or three and hasn’t waned a bit. No, it’s just simply that for whatever reason, a good number of new books have been released recently, including this review’s subject, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles (2016) by David HoneAs the title implies, Hone is working within a tightly constrained fo [...]

    • Here you’ll find all there is to know about tyrannosaurs – inside and out, with more of a focus on what than why. If you need to know the significance of floating belly bones or the furcular to dinosaur taxonomy, this book explains it in clear, simple terms.The pace picks up in the later chapters on behaviour and ecology, with zoologist David Hone dispelling the common image of tyrannosaurs as bald, bony beasts with a mouthful of protruding fangs. In fact, they were probably well-muscled wit [...]

    • Matheus Freitas

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:18 AM)

      A pretty interesting book. Very on point, fun, at most, and straight forward. The "The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs" is for those who enjoy the whole Dinosaur maze, because it doesn't give everything on your hand: it expects some previous knowledge from you. My memory is not that enviable, so I often forget or mistake things, and it wasn't different on this book: I feel like narrative about animals should be handed with lots of pictures; this argument is made by tw [...]

    • Acho que merece a leitura. Gostoso e relativamente fácil de ler, na minha opinião. Linguagem procura ser acessível para todos os públicos. Talvez seja genérico demais para um acadêmico e com um pouco de termos anatômicos demais para um leigo. Mas, como também trabalho com divulgação de ciência e sei como é difícil equilibrar essas coisas, ainda considero um bom livro. Afinal: o leigo também deve exercitar-se um pouco e pesquisar para saber mais e o acadêmico precisa deixar de ser [...]

    • Stephen Flanagan

      (Jun 03, 2020 - 00:18 AM)

      This is hands down the most accessible and enjoyable book on dinosaurs I have ever read. David Hone explicitly tells the reader in the preface that he would only use use technical jargon when absolutely necessary, and he sticks to his guns. I'm all for technical jargon when it is needed, e.g. a formal scientific paper, but when trying to draw in and hold an audience on an interesting, and admittedly scientific subject, it should not be overly used. Thoroughly enjoyed the subject matter, style of [...]

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