Science Magazine notes My Beloved Brontosaurus's "rich, well-researched scientific and historical discussions"
“Switek passionately and playfully explores scientists’ evolving perception of the wild, wonderful dinosaur world, emphasizing at every turn the dynamic nature of their field despite its now inanimate subjects . . . Switek intersperses his rich, well-researched scientific and historical discussions with personal anecdotes and cultural signposts, weaving together a narrative that reveals the current state of the field as well as some of the wrong turns along the way.”