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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs
Fri 22 April 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs - By Dr David Hone, Queen Mary University of London
Friday 22 April 2016, 6.30pm to 8pm
The Octagon, Queens’ Building, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Over the course of 100 million years Tyrannosaurs evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike.
You are invited to the book launch on Friday 22 April from 6.30pm where you can buy a signed copy of the new book at discounted price, hear Dr Hone read an extract and meet Queenie, a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, which measures over 1.5m long and is used by QMUL’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences to enthuse the next generation of scientists.
In The Tyrannosaur Chronicles, Dr David Hone, lecturer in zoology at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and may have fought and even ate each other.
The book discusses the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group though their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.
About the Author:
David Hone is a Lecturer in Zoology at QMUL’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. He has published more than 50 academic papers on dinosaur biology and behaviour, with tyrannosaurs being of particular research interest, and his fieldwork has included some time on the famous Chinese deposits. David’s writing credits include a regular blog for the Guardian and the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs website. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, BBC Radio 5 Live and RTE, been a consultant for National Geographic documentaries, and written articles for New Scientist, The Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, The New York Times, and many others.
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles is published by Bloomsbury and available to buy from Thursday 21 April: Hardback £16.99/ eBook £14.99