Dinosaurs and other extinct saurians: a historical perspective

R. Moody (Editor), E. Buffetaut (Editor), Darren Naish (Editor), David Martill (Editor)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct ‘saurians’—a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin—makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. The papers in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous ‘fossil hunters’ and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of ‘modern’ scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherGeological Society of London
    Number of pages394
    ISBN (Print)9781862393110
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameGeological Society of London Special Publications
    PublisherGeological Society of London


    Dive into the research topics of 'Dinosaurs and other extinct saurians: a historical perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this