New visions: Dinosaur book that seeks to dispel myths about their appearance
Dinosaurs: New Visions of a Lost World is a new book which sets out to correct the misconception that dinosaurs were cumbersome and drab-looking.
Ask anyone to think of a dinosaur and they will likely imagine a T. rex. It’ll be large, dull-coloured and scaly.
And it’s wrong.
In Dinosaurs: New Visions of a Lost World, expert palaeobiologist Michael J Benton at the University of Bristol and world renowned paleoartist Bob Nicholls will change everything you thought you knew about what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived.
The book brings to life the long-extinct creatures with insight into their behaviour, adaptations and appearance by drawing on the latest science and cutting-edge research.
No longer heavy footed, slow and drab, Dinosaurs will show their true colours at last. The following gallery, featuring images from the book and captions especially written by Professor Michael J Benton, show the increasingly sophisticated ways dinosaurs have been represented over time.
Richard Owen's early dinosaur drawings
An early pterosaur drawing
Dinosaurs, now in colour:
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James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs