Winter 2024, HarperCollins, TBD pp
For as long as humans have found dinosaur fossils, they’ve tried to imagine how these creatures truly appeared. Early humans may have imagined monsters and dragons, but since the dawn of paleontology–the study of prehistoric life–artists have created images of dinosaurs to fit scientific evidence. Or at least they’ve tried.
The IGUANODON’S HORN traces the history of how artists and scientists have worked together to figure out what dinosaurs looked like–what they got wrong, what they got right, and why dinosaurs began to look a lot more like birds. It’s a story about how doing science well sometimes means changing your mind, because science is a process that never ends. But it has to start somewhere.