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Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Life in the Triassic (Life of the Past)

Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Life in the Triassic (Life of the Past) 



  • Nicholas Fraser
  • James O. Farlow (Editor)
  • Douglas Henderson (Illustrator) 


  • Hardcover: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (November 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0253346525
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.53 pounds


Book Description

Before the Age of Dinosaurs there was an age in Earth’s history known as the Triassic. It was a world of truly fantastic creatures, a genetic stew of the ancient and the modern. During this time the Earth took its first steps toward the creation of modern terrestrial ecosystems. This incredibly exciting period is brought vividly to life in the words of paleontologist Nicholas Fraser and the consummate artistry of Douglas Henderson. Together they have created a book in which the riches of Triassic life are presented with clarity, scientific accuracy, and imaginative recreation. Every lover of the life of the past will treasure Dawn of the Dinosaurs.  

About the Author(s)

Nicholas Fraser is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Director of Research and Collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He lives in Martinsville, Virginia.  

Douglas Henderson’s work has appeared in several national and international touring exhibits as well as numerous magazines and books, including the children’s books Living with Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Tree, Dinosaur Ghosts, and, more recently, Asteroid Impact. He lives in Whitehall, Montana.