Having studied dinosaurs since I was a child there were things about what I was taught that didn’t seem to really work for me. The idea of them as cold-blooded for example. When I ran across this book by Robert Bakker it was a revelation to me and caused me to see these animals in a whole new way.
More and more these views, once (as the title suggests) considered heretical are now the prevailing thinking among paleontologists. However, the general public still sees dinosaurs as the scaled cold-blooded creatures of yesterday.