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Weird Dinosaurs: The Book Launch

Description

Come join us at Sydney’s 107 Projects for an evening of fascinating new dinosaur revelations with John Pickrell editor of Australian Geographic and author of new book Weird Dinosaurs: The Strange new fossils challenging everything we thought we knew. This launch event will feature a public lecture about all the latest dinosaur science followed by drinks and canapes, a book signing and an opportunity to meet the author and the Australian Geographic editorial team. 

Venue and details

Date: 17 November. 6:30pm (for 6:45pm start) - 10pm.
Venue: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, Sydney, NSW 2017
Tickets: $30.00

We're in a golden age of discovery - and the fossils coming to light show dinosaurs were stranger, bigger, scarier and more diverse than we ever imagined.

From outback Australia to the Gobi Desert and the savanna of Madagascar, award-winning science writer John Pickrell sets out on a world tour of new discoveries and meets the fossil hunters leading the charge. Discover the dwarf dinosaurs unearthed by an eccentric Transylvanian baron, an aquatic, crocodile-snouted carnivore bigger than T. rex, the Chinese dinosaur with wings like a bat, and a Patagonian sauropod so enormous it was heavier than two commercial jet airliners.

Why did dinosaurs grow so huge? Did they all have feathers? And what do sauropods have in common with 1950s vacuum cleaners? Weird Dinosaurs examines the latest breakthroughs and new technologies radically transforming our understanding of the distant past.

Weird Dinosaurs is published in Australia by NewSouth and in North America by Columbia University Press. www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/weird-dinosaurs/

How do I get to 107 Projects?

Train: Get off at Redfern station, exit east to Regent St, cross Regent St and the small pedestrian mall to Redfern St, continue to number 107 with the large glass doors.
Walking: 16 minutes from Central Station, walk south (away from the city) on Chalmers St all the way to Redfern St, take a right and continue to number 107 with the large glass doors.
Bus: Serviced by the 305, 308, 309, 310 bus routes
http://107projects.org/

Contact Details

Further enquiries: flyingdinosaursbook@gmail.com