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The Science of Jurassic World: The Dinosaur Facts Behind the Films

The Science of Jurassic World: The Dinosaur Facts Behind the Films

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A tale of some of the most amazing creatures ever to grace this tiny planet--unearth how the science fiction of the Jurassic World franchise inspired the evolution of dinosaur science.

It all began in 1993. Jurassic Park was a movie landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects. Jurassic Park became the highest-grossing movie of that year, and the highest-grossing film ever at the time, a record held until the 1997 release of Titanic. The field of dinosaur science has blossomed by leaps and bounds and branched out in recent years, in no small part to this iconic movie series.

In The Science of Jurassic World, we experience the amazing story of the birth of the dinosaurs, how they evolved to world dominance, how some became gargantuan in size, how others grew wings and flew, and how the rest of them met an untimely end. Chapters include:
  • How did Jurassic Park transform dinosaur science?
  • Was Dr. Alan Grant's job a walk in the park?
  • What's with the giant dinosaur poop?
  • When will we clone dinosaurs?
  • And so much more!
Discover how some of cinema's most incredible creations do justice to the jaw-dropping evolution of these fantastic creatures.

Author: Mark Brake, Jon Chase
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Published: 06/15/2021
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781510762589

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/15/2021 pg. 8

About the Author
Mark Brake developed the world's first science and science fiction degree in 1999 and launched the world's first astrobiology degree in 2005. He's communicated science through film, television, print, and radio on five continents, including for NASA, Seattle's Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, the Royal Institution, and Sky Movies. Mark is co-author of The Science of Star Wars and The Science of Harry Potter.

Jon Chase is a science communicator, author, and science rapper based in the United Kingdom. Jon has an intense passion for scientific thinking and in 2017 won the Josh Award for Science Communication. Jon is co-author of The Science of Star Wars and The Science of Harry Potter.
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