“Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth”

A brief review of Stephen Hurrell’s “Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth” accompanied by a few pictures.

INTRODUCTION

This is a book review, of a book that I have just read which has the title I have used as the title of the post. This is a standalone post with no links or unrelated pictures.

A SMALL BOOK THAT PACKS A GIANT PUNCH

The book that gave it’s title to this post is by Stephen Hurrell and it seeks to provide an explanation for the giant size of the dinosaurs.

The Front Cover
The Front Cover

Hurrell’s theory, argued very persuasively is that the Earth was smaller and hence gravity was less in the distant past. Many different sets of data fit with his argument – including the fact that in every era since the extinction of the dinosaurs the biggest land animals have been progressively smaller. The super-giant land mammals of 35-40 million years ago for example grew much larger than their counterparts today. A graphic illustration of the size difference between the largets dinosaurs and today’s largest land animals is this…

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The illustration of the difference between his theory of earth formation and the standard version (constant size earth) is shown in this graphic…

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I found the book thoroughly fascinating and absorbing and would heartily recommend it to anyone, and conclude this very brief post by passing on another recommendation of a book that I share Mr Hurrell,s opinion of, Robert Bakker’s “The Dinosaur Heresies”…

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

7 thoughts on ““Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth””

    1. Just possibly! The Hurrell book should be borrowable from a decent library (that’s how I came across it), not so sure about the Bakker – but a second-hand bookshop would be a decent shout.

      1. He has two grandfathers who love browsing 2nd-hand books – I will give them a mission! Thank you!

  1. Thanks for the review. I’m glad you enjoyed my book!

    I’ve added a link to your review on my list of reviews here: http://www.dinox.org/Book_Reviews_D&EE.html
    (at the bottom). Strangely, second hard copies of my book are often more expensive than new copies and a first edition copy can set you back a few hundred pounds! It should certainly be possible to borrow the book from your local library since I know several have copies available. It’s certainly worth asking the librarians.

    All the best.

    Stephen Hurrell

    1. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and comment on my review of your book. Even bigger thanks for including a link back to from your own list of reviews. I indeed find the copy I read in a library. Once again, many thanks 🙂

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