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- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
- Format: Hardback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 362mm x 430mm x 34mm | 3,440g
- Publication date: 1 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847244173
- ISBN 13: 9781847244178
- Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 108,627
Take a journey through the prehistoric world and trace the evolution of the most astonishing creatures ever to have walked the earth. Over 170 giant-sized and superbly detailed computer generated illustrations provide a stunning visual catalogue of dinosaurs, bringing the prehistoric world to life like never before. The expert text identifies each species - what they looked like, what they ate, how they lived and died. Packed with the latest research and discoveries, this giant-sized title is as unique and impressive as the dinosaurs themselves.
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Steve Brusatte has a degree in geophysical sciences from University of Chicago. He is currently a researcher of vertebrate palaeontology at the University of Bristol focusing on the anatomy and evolution of dinosaurs. Michael Benton is Head of Earth Sciences at Bristol University and Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology. His many books include Walking with Dinosaurs and The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs. He also acted as consultant on the Walking with Dinosaurs series for the BBC. Pixel Shack are the award-winning creators of digital content for television, computer games and books, including the 3D images used in the books of the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs series.
For sheer value for money this can't be beaten ... absolutely visually stunning, jam-packed with information ... Dinosaur fanatics of all ages will love this - Ulster Newsletter.
Table of contents
Introduction. The Science of Dinosaurs. The Origins of the Dinosaurs: Archosauria, The Ruling Reptiles. Dinosaurs of the Late Triassic: The Rise of the Dinosaurs; The Prosauropod Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of the Early-middle Jurassic: The Triassic-Jurassic Extinction and Pangaea; The Tetanuran Theropods; The Sauropods; Early Ornithischian Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic: The Morrison Formation; The Coelurosaurian Theropods; The Origin and Evolution of Birds. Dinosaurs of the Early-middle Cretaceous: The Cretaceous World; The Feathered Dinosaurs of China. Dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous: The Final Act of the Dinosaurs; New Research on the Tyrant Lizard King. The End of the Dinosaurs. Glossary. Index.