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Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time

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By (author) James Gurney

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 246mm x 274mm x 28mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1606600222
  • ISBN 13: 9781606600221
  • Edition: 20, Special edition
  • Edition statement: 20th Anniversary edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 16,947

Product description

When James Gurney's "Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time" first appeared in 1992, it was immediately hailed as a fully imagined world of the caliber of J. R. R. Tolkien's. Gurney's premise -- of an undiscovered island where a race of mystical humans co-exists in harmony with intelligent dinosaurs -- has been since reiterated over and over in numerous films and by scores of other writers. Now, Calla Editions brings Gurney's spectacular artistry to a new generation in this 20th anniversary edition. Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, Gurney's dramatic panoramas of Dinotopia and close-up character studies of its inhabitants -- both human and saurian -- take on new vitality. And as a tale of high adventure and discovery told as entries and sketches in journal form, "Dinotopia" presents a shipwrecked visitor's glimpse into an imagined social order, a culture, and even a cooperative interspecies technology that will satisfy lovers of fantasy and science fiction of all persuasions. This edition includes a new Afterword written by author James Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies and maquettes he used in developing his paintings.

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