My read-a-long of My Beloved Brontosaurus culminated in a Hangout On Air with the author, Brian Switek, who patiently answered my questions on dinosaurs, evolution, extinction, and fossils. I want to give a big thanks to Brian and to everyone else that participated in the #dinochat on Twitter.
I especially liked the conversational tone of the book. Switek devotes as much time to his personal journey in learning about dinosaurs as to the science of their discovery and study. His laugh-out-load commentary reminds me that dinosaurs occupy a very special place in our childhood fascination with the natural world. Dinosaurs are a wellspring of questions, no matter how many discoveries are made. They lend themselves to storytelling and wonder. I was so glad to be able to read an advance copy and I will definitely be ordering this for my library at home.
My Beloved Brontosaurus is available for pre-order on Amazon, and is out on April 16th!