The Real Story of Dinosaurs and Dragons

by Philip J. Senter

The Real Story of Dinosaurs and Dragons

  • ISBN-13: 9781627311533
  • Author(s): Philip J. Senter
  • Subject: Popular science
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Imprint: Feral House
  • Publication Date: 19-09-2024
  • Format: p/b

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£27.99
A vast and ever-growing body of literature proclaims that the answer to both these questions is yes. Dinosaurs & Dragons takes readers on a madcap journey through science, folklore, and antievolution propaganda to explore the origin and evolution of these ideas and how we know they're wrong. The journey begins with the origin of the dragon in ancient myth and continues through the astounding fossil discoveries of more recent times. Dr. Senter examines a plethora of bizarre claims about dinosaurs and uses knowledge from modern scholarship to set the record straight. He also explores proposed mechanisms for fire-breathing in dinosaurs and tries them in a court of science. Along the way, readers are treated to explanations of rocket fuel, nuclear power plants, carnival fire-eating, the electric eel's shocking capabilities, and what's up a crocodile's nose. Written in a playful spirit of discovery, Dinosaurs & Dragons entertains as it promotes evidencebased reasoning and illustrates the differences between science and anti-evolution hype.
About the book

A vast and ever-growing body of literature proclaims that the answer to both these questions is yes. Dinosaurs & Dragons takes readers on a madcap journey through science, folklore, and antievolution propaganda to explore the origin and evolution of these ideas and how we know they're wrong. The journey begins with the origin of the dragon in ancient myth and continues through the astounding fossil discoveries of more recent times. Dr. Senter examines a plethora of bizarre claims about dinosaurs and uses knowledge from modern scholarship to set the record straight. He also explores proposed mechanisms for fire-breathing in dinosaurs and tries them in a court of science. Along the way, readers are treated to explanations of rocket fuel, nuclear power plants, carnival fire-eating, the electric eel's shocking capabilities, and what's up a crocodile's nose. Written in a playful spirit of discovery, Dinosaurs & Dragons entertains as it promotes evidencebased reasoning and illustrates the differences between science and anti-evolution hype.