The Jurassic period features some of the most amazing record breakers of all time. From the most valuable fossil to the fiercest water predator, the biggest show-off and the largest land animal ever to roam the Earth, this central chapter of the Mesozoic Era showed huge evolutionary change resulting in some incredible creatures. This compact title features recognisable species such as Diploducus and Stegosaurus, and introduces lesser-known species such as Ophthalmosaurus and Fruitadens, giving a fantastic insight into this fascinating chapter of the dinosaur's rule of the Earth.
Dr Darren Naish is a palaeontologist and science writer who specialises in dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. When he's not busy digging up dinosaurs and ancient reptiles, he's writing about them! Based in Southampton, UK, Dr Naish has written a number of children's books about dinosaurs and is an honorary research associate at the University of Portsmouth.