Dinosaur Wars: The Fall of Two Kingdoms
At the end of the Jurassic, dinosaurs live in an uneasy period of peace, after hastily forging a truce that ended years of war. The lands are divided; on one side the plant-eating sauropods rule, led by the royal Apatosaurus family, a strong-willed group prepared to defend themselves at all costs.
But some dinosaurs, tired of living in the shadows, set in motion a plan that threatens to start a new war. In a world of gullible stegosaurs, militaristic ankylosaurs, vicious allosaurs, stealthy pterosaurs, and conniving compsagnathids, unlikely alliances emerge in a time of crisis.
Told from the point of view of multiple anthropomorphic dinosaurs, Dinosaur Wars: The Fall of Two Kingdoms weaves a complex, Game of Thrones-esque tale of a mother abandoning her duties to save her child, a young carnivore proving her worth to her pack, and a forgotten king undertaking a desperate journey. Amidst schemes, treachery, and loss, the apatosaurs, their friends, and their foes must face the consequences of decisions made by their elders long ago—decisions that now endanger their very existence.
Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2014: An I Know Dino Book
The 10 Biggest Dinosaur Discoveries of 2014
“The water is murky. Sand and grit stir it up, making it difficult for the giant predator with the 6-foot-tall sail on his back to see. He lowers his mouth into the water, his high nostrils allowing him to breathe easily while the pits on his snout feel for pressure and sense for fish swimming nearby.
Nothing moves, or at least nothing worth attempting to catch. The large theropod—Spinosaurus—wades into the water. Tired from balancing his long head and neck with his short back legs, Spinosaurus relaxes as he submerges like a crocodile, flexing his flat, webbed feet in the water.”
In the golden age of dinosaur discoveries, paleontologists are frequently learning about new dinosaurs and new facts about already known species.
At least 14 dinosaurs made the headlines in 2014 alone. Blending fiction with fact, Top 10 Dinosaurs of 2014 reimagines the way 10 of the newly described Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs lived in their natural habitats.
- The chicken from hell Anzu wyliei
- The American eagle-faced Aquilops americanus
- The long-feathered robber Changyuraptor yangi
- The terrible hand Deinocheirus mirificus
- The fear-nothing dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani
- The Kulinda River running dinosaur Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus
- The polar bear lizard Nanuqsaurus hoglundi
- The Pinocchio Rex Qianzhousaurus sinensis
- The spiny lizard Spinosaurus aegyptiacus
- The savage lizard Torvosaurus gurneyi
Also includes a list of fun facts about each dinosaur and links to more resources!
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What Happened to Brontosaurus?
A children’s book
Poor Brontosaurus. The “thunder lizard” has been through so much. First, Brontosaurus was one of the most famous dinosaurs, but then one day, scientists said the dinosaur never existed. That lasted 100 years. Find out more in What Happened to Brontosaurus?