Books by Don Lessem

THE ULTIMATE DINO-PEDIA by Don Lessem
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

Though not quite the dino-pedia to rule them all, this multimedia version of the already-terrific print edition of the same title will certainly set young dinophiles roaring. Read full book review >

ORNITHOMIMIDS by Don Lessem
DINOSAURS
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

This entry in the Special Dinosaurs series discusses a type of dinosaur thought to be the fastest. Read full book review >

JACK HORNER by Don Lessem
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

The biggest thing this biography has going for it is the undeniable appeal of its subject: John R. Horner, chief curator of paleontology at the University of Montana and scientific adviser to the film Jurassic Park (now there's a handy hook for getting young readers' attention). Read full book review >

THE ICEMAN by Don Lessem
HISTORY
Released: May 2, 1994

From the co-author of Digging Up Tyrannosaurus Rex (1992), a scanty but fascinating report on a Copper-Age mummy discovered in 1991 on the mountainous border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >

THE COMPLETE TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1993

A lavish photo-and-text celebration of everyone's favorite dinosaur. Although paleontologist Horner and science-writer Lessem (Kings of Creation, 1992, etc.) join forces here (as they did on the children's book Digging Up Tyrannosaurus Rex, 1992), this is presented as a first-person account by Horner, covering both his years as a fossil hound and current scientific understanding of T. rex. Read full book review >

DIGGING UP TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
DINOSAURS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

The curator of paleontology at Montana's Museum of the Rockies describes the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil and its excavation, and explains its scientific importance. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1992

A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Lessem, a science journalist who has founded the Dinosaur Foundation to promote the study of every kid's favorite beasties, delivers a comprehensive survey that rarely takes sides. Read full book review >