The Dinosaurs Book

The Dinosaurs Book

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An essential encyclopedia for young paleontologists containing over 1000 visual illustrations to learn more about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.

Engage in amazing interesting facts about dinosaurs - the most awe-inspiring creatures to have ever lived. The Dinosaurs Book brings you face-to-face with incredible creatures in fully coloured images and realistic digital reconstructions.


The largest footprints in history aren't just a footnote. Believed to have lived between 230 - 65 million years ago, this book contains everything prehistoric from dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, to marine reptiles and early mammals, even prehistoric plants, some of which still live today. Find out about great herbivores and ferocious predators such as the Tyrannosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus and Stegosaurus. Learn about fun facts and recent discoveries like the amazing uncovering of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur.

Go on the journey of history's longest-lived periods of life on the planet. Find out how amazing fossilised remains inform us about how they lived and how new feathered dinosaurs were discovered. The Dinosaurs Book is filled with fun educational facts that will answer your young dino-lovers curiosity and take a detailed approach in explaining the "what, why and how's."

A Face-To-Face Experience With Amazing Dinosaurs!

Packed with incredible images and hundreds of fascinating dinosaur facts. Discover the past as you read about an amazing array of prehistoric life forms, dinosaur fossils, what creatures lived before dinosaurs, the age of fish, early life on land, and even explore which trees survived the Big Bang and are still with us today.

Easy to read with detailed illustrations that makes the book even easier to understand, this dinosaur encyclopedia is a gem for young minds curious about prehistoric life on earth.

The Dinosaurs Book takes you on a journey through:
-Before the Dinosaurs
-The Age of Dinosaurs
-The Marine World
-The Rise of Animals
-And more!

This spectacular visual guide puts your young reader up close with amazing dinosaurs and other sensational prehistoric creatures. Learn about new dinosaur names, where they lived, what they ate, how they defended themselves, and much more.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 19mm | 1,092g
  • DK CHILDREN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 024130007X
  • 9780241300077
  • 30,315

Table of contents

1: Foreword
2: Timeline of life
3: Changing planet
4: Types of fossil
5: Fossil finds
6: Origin of life
7: Game-changers
8: Evolution and extinction
9: The vertebrates
10: What is a dinosaur?
11: Inside a dinosaur
12: Before the dinosaurs


1: The first animals
2: Built to survive
3: Set in stone
4: Trilobites
5: The age of fish
6: Fish armour
7: Early life on land
8: Towering trees
9: Arthropod Empire
10: Airborne giant
11: Early amphibians
12: Rise of the reptiles
13: Reptiles branch out
14: Hungry hunter


13: The age of dinosaurs


1: The first dinosaurs
2: Prosauropods
3: Sauropods
4: Mobile necks
5: Titanosaurs
6: Footprints and trackways
7: Stegosaurus
8: About tails
9: Deadly spikes
10: Ankylosaurs
11: Dinosaur defence
12: Iguanodontians
13: Plant-eaters
14: Hadrosaurs
15: Cool crests


16: Dinosaur eggs


17: Dinosaur Creche
18: Pachycephalosaurs
19: Ceratopsians
20: Head to head
21: Herds and packs
22: Early theropods
23: Allosauroids
24: Cutting edge
25: Tyrannosaurs
26: Ultimate hunter
27: Ornithomimosaurs
28: Oviraptorosaurs
29: Arms and hands
30: Protective wings
31: Therizinosaurs
32: Sharp Claws
33: Dromaeosaurs
34: Toothed eagle


14: Dinosaurs take flight


1: Skin, scales, and feathers
2: Feathered hunters
3: First up
4: Taking off
5: Early birds
6: Giant birds
7: High speed killer


15: Pterosaurs


1: Early pterosaurs
2: Later pterosaurs
3: Prowling predator
4: Colour crests


16: The marine world


1: Life in Mesozoic seas
2: Early marine reptiles
3: Flippers and tails
4: Giant marine reptiles
5: Ambush hunter


17: The rise of mammals


1: A new world
2: Trapped in amber
3: The first mammals
4: Giant sloths and armadillos
5: Body cover
6: Mega-marsupials
7: Giant herbivores
8: Powerful predators
9: Mammal teeth
10: Sabre charge
11: Ice-age giants
12: Primates
13: Early humans
14: Window on the past


18: Glossary
19: Index
20: Acknowledgements
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