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My Beloved Brontosaurus:On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

Brian Switek

Like little planet Pluto, the brontosaurus has been declassed. Replaced by the apatosaurus, it exists no more in the family tree of prehistoric creatures. Switek, a confirmed dinosaur lover, delves into the science of the legendary animals to see what else may have been discovered in the last century. For example, contrary to their leathery lizard portrayal in movies, scientists now believe dinosaurs were brightly colored in many hues, and some sported a fuzzy covering that evolved into fur and feathers. Release your inner kid and once again return to the Land of the Dinosaurs.