I just finished reading the Wikipedia page about dinosaurs, and I very much enjoyed it. I knew that much of what I learned in the 80's as a child is (and was) incorrect, and now that I am a parent, I am excited to finally make some time to learn about this stuff.

It seems that a lot is known about ecosystems, socialization, and interactions between different species, herd behavior, and other interesting things.

Before I start reading books, I want to watch a good documentary. A quick google search turned up some suggested documentaries, but in general they seem to be either old or focused on a particular dinosaur, and not on the era in particular. All are short.

I watched the 10 hour documentary "The Life of Mammals" by David Attenborough a few years ago, and developed a much better understanding of how we as humans evolved, and how we are related to other mammals. I'd love it if there was something as extensive about Triassic/Jurassic/Cretaceous era dinosaurs. Is there something recent, extensive, and mostly correct?

  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't have to be in English either $\endgroup$ – axsvl77 Feb 1 '15 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ David Attenborough I stay away from. Since his Aquatic Ape hypothesis. Do read books - and until you do check out the work of a much more modern and better educated evolutionary biologist, Neil Shubin, who discovered Tiktaalik and wrote the Your Inner Fish book. There's a three-part documentary, Your Inner Fish - Monkey - Reptile. video.pbs.org/program/your-inner-fish Now that's a serious documentary by a scientist. The dinosaur documentaries are usually for kids, and are usually very wrong. $\endgroup$ – Dan Horvat Jun 8 '15 at 0:53

Try Planet Dinosaur (2011) or Dinosaur Revolution (2011). Neither is as good as the original Walking with Dinosaurs trilogy, but both are relatively informative and entertaining at the same time.


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