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'The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs' covers millennia of dinosaur dominance

Imagine an alien world bristling with life, filled in every one of its regions and climates with bizarre beings, wonderfully complex and colorful creatures of nearly infinite variety, nearly all of whom are doomed. 

That alien world is Earth, and Steve Brusatte's new book tells the story of those creatures. The Rise and Fall of takes the great piles of geological and paleontological data and transforms it all into an absorbing historical saga.

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