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Birth of the dinosaurs

Birth of the dinosaurs

Bright, Michael, author

'The Birth of the Dinosaurs' explores the age of reptiles and dinosaurs until their sudden demise approximately 65 million years ago. Take a closer look at the first birds and mammals who dominated the Earth, the origin of flowering plants, the rise of plant- and meat-eating dinosaurs and then their mass extinction

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Wayland, 2016
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Available at Merthyr Central Library.

  • Merthyr Central Library – One available in J567.9/HIS

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    04627288 J567.9/HIS Junior nonfiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Michael Bright
ISBN: 0750296682, 9780750296687
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Physical Description: 31 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm.
Series: Planet Earth
Subject: Dinosaurs Juvenile literature.; Non-Fiction 9+.; Nature.; Prehistoric Life.
Series Title: Planet Earth.


  1. 1: The rise of the dinosaurs
  2. 2: Plant-eaters and meat-eating dinosaurs
  3. 3: Dinosaur herds and communication
  4. 4: Armoured dinosaurs
  5. 5: Origin of flowering plants
  6. 6: Domination of the air and sea not by dinosaurs, but their giant relatives - mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, pliosaurs, ichthyosaurs and pterosaurs
  7. 7: Evolution of birds from small meat-eating dinosaurs - flight evolved at least four times
  8. 8: What were the early mammals doing all this time?
  9. 9: Dinosaur nests
  10. 10: Mass extinction

Author note

Michael Bright is a biologist, bestselling author and experienced magazine writer and TV producer, who has penned and produced works relating to a wide range of science topics. Hs has written over 90 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation and the environment and produced the award-winning television series Natural World and Wildlife on One.