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A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

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De : Ben Garrod
Lu par : Ben Garrod
Durée : 2 h et 42 min

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Most children go through a dinosaur phase. Learning all the tongue-twisting names, picking favourites based on ferocity, armour, or sheer size. For many kids this love of ‘terrible lizards’ fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school. All those fancy names slowly forgotten, no longer any need for a favourite.

For all those child dino fanatics who didn’t grow up to become paleontologists, dinosaurs seem like something out of mythology. They are dragons, pictures in books, abstract, other, extinct. 

They are at the same time familiar and mysterious. And yet we’re in an age of rapid discovery - new dinosaur species and genera are being discovered at an accelerating rate, we’re learning more about what they looked like, how they lived, how they evolved and where they all went. 

This series isn’t just a top trumps list of dino facts - we’re interested in the why and the how and like all areas of science there is plenty of controversy and debate.

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  • Williams
  • 18/08/2019

The doc that didn't understand how to be a book!

I feel like all those involved in the creation of this audible "BOOK" were under the impression that they were making a cinematic documentary... that or... they simply have absolutely no comprehension of audio-entertainment! The entire narration is done as though the listener is Prof. X & can magically see what he's telling them to LOOK at! He rarely describes the dinosaur's esthetics/appearance & frequently references things that really need to be seen in order to understand. The information is there but half of it is lost due to the aforementioned, MAJOR, flaw. It's EXTREMELY disappointing! This has a good deal of potential but the awful execution makes one look back & think "THIS is what causes kids to loath educational "entertainment" programs."
It's worse than those ridiculously outdated, edu., videos that every sub teacher you ever had, used as their go-to. The History channel might make up their own "facts" but even though they're incorrect 99% of the time... at least they understand that a description is required in place of a visual aid.

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  • joana faro
  • 24/07/2019

it's a tv show, not a book

very frustrating since it's meant to be seen and not only heard, so it makes no sense to listen to people pointing at things and talking about them without the image.

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  • Angie Carrillo
  • 24/07/2019

Global warming commercial

Ok info but turned off by ending. I don’t need a lecture on how we are ruining the planet and are essentially mass murderers. Bummed they had to go there.

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  • Don Grubbs
  • 10/07/2019

Good until the last 2 minutes

A very informative and entertaining book, that holds your attention in a very entertaining way. If you want to learn some things about dinosaurs, this is an excellent choice. Except for the last 2 minutes, that is, when you're subjected to the seemingly obligatory, and tedious, preaching about evil humans causing the next mass extinction. Science is good, preaching is tiresome.

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  • R. Wendeborn
  • 27/07/2019

a long podcast

I don't like calling what is obviously a piece of audio journalism, a book. it's not a book. it's six episodes of a podcast about dinosaurs jammed together.

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  • MT
  • 05/07/2019

strong performance, misleading title

This is a weird program, structured exactly like a documentary you might see on television with the exposition and the interviews and the computerized models, but all of this data has been carefully translated into audio. I enjoyed it; it’s interesting without getting too lengthy. The interviews and descriptions are interspersed with calming music. Some of the experts interviewed gave very clear and vivid answers, others didn’t speak as intelligibly (to the layperson), one seemed like an egomaniac. There were several personal tangents, but overall the range of discussion topics (including early mammals, modern descendants of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine life, fossil types, paleontological history, and the mass extinctions) provide the listener with a survey of germane material as well as a fair amount of detail.

Note that this is not really a program that teaches you about various dinosaurs as the title seems to suggest. I also don’t like how the narrator brings up an interesting point and then says, “but we’ll cover that later." While moving along and keeping the listener engaged, the audiobook does cover a variety of dinosaur-adjacent topics, so I don't care for the way the information is organized as much (ymmv, and perhaps I wasn't paying proper attention today). Prof Garrod does a really fine job otherwise; he's an excellent narrator and what the program lacked in a sort of top-down hierarchical organization it almost made up for in flow and pacing.

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  • tom
  • 10/07/2019

yes!!

totally brought back my love of dinosaurs!! who would thought our image of them could change so much with just a few discoveries!

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  • lunarchi
  • 10/07/2019

Great for Grown-Up Dinosaur Fans

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs is an Audible Original treat for adult dinosaur fans and older kids, too. I was surprised at how much is still being discovered about dinosaurs and their demise. I’m definitely not a scientist, but I loved hearing about the process used by and discoveries made by modern paleontologists. The story ended with an ecological warning for everyone in 2019. Definitely a good listen!

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  • Elisa
  • 08/07/2019

Fun pop-science summary

I’m probably exactly the audience for this book—I once had to explain sheepishly to another museum visitor in the hall of dinosaurs that no, I didn’t have a six-year-old at home; I was the six-year-old who never grew up and ended up as a science teacher.

This was a great listen that raised my rather low opinion of Audible considerably. The narrator is a biologist, and therefore pronounces terms correctly. Recent (and not-so-recent) research is described clearly and accurately (as far as I could tell; some material dates back only a year or two and I haven’t read the actual sources).

This book is good for helping update somewhat rusty knowledge. I think it would also be good for teens, because it captures the wonder and excitement of science, although I’m not sure whether teens have the background to comprehend the significance of some of the material. For Baby Boomers who might have had a treasured Sinclair Gas toy, but missed developments after elementary school, the certainty of the paradigm shift is going to be mind-blowing. Dinoaves is a fact, and they’ve found the feathers, air sacs, etc to prove it. And the dinosaurs are still more successful than the mammals. Cool stuff.

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  • Corey
  • 06/07/2019

What a wonderful suprise

This was just plain fun to listen to and soak up. The whole family loved every minute of this book as a start to our cross country drive. To make things even better we'll be stopping at a fossil dig site in about a weeks time and they're even more amped for it because of you Mr Garrod! Thank you so much for this. I'll be purchasing another title soon.

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