What a fantastic book Naish and Barrett's Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved is! It is a fine introduction to these fantastic animals that I love so much. If I could afford it, I'd buy copies for every family I know. Most of the information in the book will be new and mind-blowing for them.
Most of the information wasn't new to me, so the selling point for me was those incredible illustrations. The book is packed with art. I can't express how happy I am to see the work of artists I first encountered online in a big beautiful glossy book.
Best of all, we have here a book about dinosaurs where birds are included like it ain't no thing and therefore, this is a book about dinosaurs that does not end at the K/T extinction. Goodness, this is the dinosaur book I've wished for since childhood.
Oof, that cover though... >_<
Art of the Day!
A tiny frog with a big, big voice to round out Janphibianuary.