| ||"This will be particularly invaluable for anyone who has tried to decipher the anatomy of a described specimen from the grainy grayscale photographs or line drawings of many journal articles. Nonetheless, this volume is highly recommended to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of Australian paleontology, or for specialists in the Mesozoic of Gondwana." |
Andrew A Farke, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol 87, pp. 144
"Benjamin P Kear and Robert J Hamilton Bruce are to be congratulated for producing a highly accessible, up-to-date and informative book on Mesozoic life in Australia. The excellent illustrations and photos, even without scales, also make this text suitable for high school students. My six-year-old daughter also enjoyed it."
Marc Hendrickx, The Australian Geologist, March 2012
"Here is a publication which will appeal to the amateur and the specialist alike. The main title and cover illustration will draw the attention of the general reader, whilst the subtitle tells of its scope and content. This book is comprehensive in its scope and the detail of its up to date references, and should prove valuable to a very wide readership."
John Sellick, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 164, pp. 714–716
"The book is beautifully illustrated, with large high-quality photographs of the fossils as well as colourful reconstructions of many of the animals.
... if you are interested in Australian Mesozoic faunas and want an easily accessible overview (and have plentiful funding to buy books with), then it definitely deserves its place on the coffee table in your office, as lighter, enjoyable reading between the more technical literature."
Jesper Milàn, Palaeontological Association Newsletter, Issue 79, pp. 91-93
"This book offers a lot more than dinosaurs in Australia and even more than Mesozoic biota. On top of all that Kear and Hamilton-Bruce actually take you on a journey through ‘deep time’ all the way from the Archaean up to end-Cretaceous—you get your money’s worth!"
Sue Turner, Nomen Nudum, Issue 31, Decmber 2011
"This book is a successful hybrid between a popular and scholarly work. The introductory chapters, the vivid fossil photographs, and the 12 colourful reconstructions will appeal to a general audience. The technical chapter on the fossil organisims in their paleobiological context and the extensive bibliograpy are useful to scholars."
W.L. Cressler III, Choice, December 2011
"Palaeontologists are pretty scarce in Australia; so too are books written by them for general consumption. That’s why it is pleasing to see this comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of Australian Mesozoic fossils. Dinosaurs in Australia covers all Mesozoic fossils and stratigraphy in Australia... This welcome addition to the small collection of works on Australian palaeontology requires only a moderate scientific knowledge to be readily understood and enjoyed."
Robert Jones, Australian Museum: Explore, Sep-Nov 2011, Vol. 33(3), p.6