Dawn of the dinosaurs: life in the Triassic.
Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006.
Quarto, dustwrapper, 307 pp. colour illustrations, black and white illustrations.
Before the Age of Dinosaurs, there was an age in Earth's history known as the Triassic. It was a world of truly fantastic creatures, a genetic stew of the ancient and the modern. During this time, the Earth took its first steps toward the creation of modern terrestrial ecosystems. This incredibly exciting period is brought vividly to life in the words of palaeontologist, Nicholas Fraser and the consummate artistry of Douglas Henderson. Together they have created a book in which the riches of Triassic life are presented with clarity, scientific accuracy, and imaginative recreation. Every lover of the life of the past will treasure "Dawn of the Dinosaurs". Nicholas Fraser is Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Director of Research and Collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He has published widely on Triassic tetrapods, and is interested in environmental changes that were instrumental in the rise of the dinosaurs. Douglas Henderson is an artist who combines his interest in dinosaurs and Earth history with traditional natural history illustration., His work has appeared in several national and international touring exhibits as well as numerous magazines and books, including the children's books "Living with Dinosaurs", "Dinosaur Tree", "Dinosaur Ghosts", and, more recently, "Asteroid Impact".