Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

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Here's the ultimate guide for the young dinosaur enthusiast who craves the latest information from the lost world of prehistoric animals. With its winning combination of dramatic artwork, and exciting, narrative text, this title goes far beyond the basic facts about dinosaurs, presenting up-to-date information from dinosaur experts and realistic color illustrations by top dinosaur artists. Find out where the world's most important excavations are located and how scientists piece together tiny clues that help them reconstruct these incredible beasts. See Oviraptors babysitting their young in late cretaceous Mongolia. Escape from a pack of Deinonychus in prehistoric Wyoming. The colorful spreads include a geological time-scale that helps the inquisitive reader locate the appearance of the various species of dinosaur. Finally, discover how some of the creatures that shared the dinosaurs' world survived the catastrophe that experts believe led to the dinosaurs' extinction. A special reference section at the end of the book provides an at-a-glance family tree of these fascinating prehistoric animals, along with a helpful illustrated glossary and index.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 249.4 x 313.7 x 13.2mm | 821.12g
  • Kingfisher
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 075345131X
  • 9780753451311
  • 1,720,728

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Children's LiteratureOne of the Kingfisher "First Facts" series, this small volume is stuffed full of information sure to satisfy young dinosaur aficionados. Each topic is covered in a two-page spread accompanied by bright illustrations. Rather than limiting discussion to the different types of dinosaurs, the subjects include speculation about the social life of dinosaurs, how they were discovered, how birds are thought to have evolved, etc. Each section is followed by a series of "amazing facts" to provide additional historical context. The index has a pronunciation guide to help with the tongue-twisting names. 1994 (orig. 1992, reprint)show more

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