Dinosaurs, With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections


Read by Jeffery

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

America has had a fascination with dinosaurs, particularly since the wild enthusiasm of Jurassic Park and its sequels. The term "dinosaur" was coined in 1841 by the Victorian scientist Sir Richard Owen. By the end of the 19th century, geologists and paleontologists had described fossil skeletons of many groups, and museums competed for the best dinosaur fossils. In this 1915 book, famed paleontologist William Diller Matthew describes fossils from the American museum collections, including the carnivores such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the amphibious plant eaters such as Brontosaurus, and the horned dinosaurs such as Triceratops. A perfect primer for those who are intrigued by the giants that ruled the earth before mammals. - Summary by Jeffery Smith (4 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:41 Read by Jeffery
The Age of Reptiles 14:01 Read by Jeffery
North America in the Age of Reptiles 14:43 Read by Jeffery
Kinds of Dinosaurs 13:55 Read by Jeffery
The Carnivorous Dinosaurs 45:35 Read by Jeffery
The Amphibious Dinosaurs 25:06 Read by Jeffery
The Beaked Dinosaurs 10:18 Read by Jeffery
The Beaked Dinosaurs (cont.) 27:58 Read by Jeffery
The Beaked Dinosaurs (cont.) 8:54 Read by Jeffery
The Beaked Dinosaurs (concluded) 10:16 Read by Jeffery
Geographical Distribution of Dinosaurs 3:38 Read by Jeffery
Collecting Dinosaurs 29:10 Read by Jeffery
Collecting Dinosaurs (cont.) 28:51 Read by Jeffery
Collecting Dinosaurs (concluded) 27:06 Read by Jeffery

Reviews

(5 stars)

A very entertaining and interesting book, and excellently read! It's very interesting to compare what one thought about dinosaurs a hundred years ago to what we know today. More dinosaur books on Librivox please!