The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers – A New Book

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The appearance of Tyrannosaurus rex continues to be a source of fascination for vertebrate palaeontologists and dinosaur fans of all ages. For example, the debate about whether the “King of the Tyrant Lizards” was covered in a coat of feathers remains a hot topic. We are likely to remain wrapped up in the integumentary covering of T. rex controversy for the foreseeable future. That’s not the only issue with this tyrannosaur that is preoccupying scientists and academics at present. For an informative and enjoyable guide to the scientific debate grab a copy of “The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers”. This new book about T. rex will be published in August (2023).

"The Tyrannosaur's Feathers" by Dr Adam Smith and Jonathan Emmett.
The front cover of “The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers” written by Dr Adam Smith and Jonathan Emmett. Picture credit: UClan Publishing/Stieven Van der Poorten.

Dr Adam Smith

Talented author and palaeontologist Dr Adam Smith, working with Jonathan Emmett, a distinguished writer of books for children, has penned a helpful guide to this scientific debate. The premise of this delightful book, revolves around a know-it-all Velociraptor informing our eponymous hero that he looks old-fashioned and needs a makeover.

With an improved posture, some restyled body parts and a coat of shaggy feathers, T. rex gets a new look to match the latest scientific research.

“The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers”

Illustrated by Stieven Van der Poorten and aimed at young readers from six years and upwards “The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers” explains how new fossils and advances in scientific analysis have transformed our perceptions regarding this famous, apex predator.

"The Tyrannosaur's Feathers" the feathered T. rex.
Tyrannosaurus rex gets a makeover. A book explaining how our pecerptions about T. rex have changed. Picture credit: UClan Publishing/Stieven Van der Poorten.

Dr Smith has a passion for dinosaurs and marine reptiles. He has written more than twenty research papers and named several prehistoric animals. A curator at the Nottingham Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall, Dr Smith looks after the museum’s collections and exhibitions.

To read an Everything Dinosaur’s blog post about “The Plesiosaur’s Neck”, the first collaboration between Dr Adam Smith and Jonathan Emmett: “The Plesiosaur’s Neck”.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“This is an amusing and well-crafted book. It explains how our views regarding Tyrannosaurus rex has changed since it was first named and described more than a century ago. It’s going to be essential reading for young dinosaur fans.”

“The Tyrannosaur’s Feathers” – Book Details

Publisher: UClan Publishing

Published 3rd August 2023 | Price: £7.99 | Pages: 32
6 plus| Paperback | ISBN: 9781915235596

Visit the publisher’s website: UClan Publishing.