By John Conway, C.M. Kosemen, Darren Naish
All Yesterdays is a e-book concerning the means we see dinosaurs and other
prehistoric animals. Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original
artworks, All Yesterdays goals to problem our notions of ways prehistoric
animals appeared and behaved. As an severe exploration of palaeontological
art, All Yesterdays asks questions about what's possible, what is
possible, and what's quite often ignored.
Written through palaeozoologist Darren Naish, and palaeontological artists John
Conway and C.M. Kosemen, All Yesterdays is scientifically rigorous and
artistically ingenious in its method of fossils of the previous - and those
of the longer term.
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Visible? anatomy. Living animals are replete with skin flaps, fat and saggy bits that obscure the exact lines of their bones and musculature. duck-billed dinosaurs? known as hadrosaurs have provided us with some of the best demonstrations of the fact that dinosaurs were not walking anatomical diagrams. shoulder folds? that cover the upper arm and shoulder region. 34 Here, however, we explore the possibility that these are actually artifacts of desiccation, and that they supported a heavy padding of fat and muscles in real life.
Curiosity, fear, intimidation and exhaustion make predator-prey relationships far more complicated than we typically picture them to be. In this scene, set in the Late Jurassic, a herbivorous Camptosaurus is seen approaching a resting Allosaurus in what appears to be a curious social gesture. While Allosaurus was certainly a regular predator of Camptosaurus, this encounter seems to be a peaceful exception to the norm. In today's ecosystems, predatory big cats and herbivores have also been observed interacting in similarly non-violent ways.
The tradition of palaeoart is full of such epic battles, almost as canonical as the clash of heroes in classical mythology. No children's book is complete without scenes of Tyrannosaurus attacking Triceratops, matched in miniature by a Velociraptor locked in mortal combat with a Protoceratops, and so on. While predation is indeed a vital (and violent) fact of nature, not all predator-prey encounters end in cinematic bloody struggles. More often than not, hunters give up on chasing their quarry.