Dinosaurs and Their World

Dinosaurs and Their World

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Describes the distinguishing features of several dinosaurs, sets forth reasons for their extinction, and notes the processes through which knowledge is gained from a study of fossils
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  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 63 pages
  • 170 x 220mm
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0156260603
  • 9780156260602

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You'd expect another book about dinosaurs to be a new breed, in some way different from or superior to its precursors, but this is neither distinctively angled nor especially effective. A brief survey of the origin, varieties and disappearance of dinosaurs, it combines a determinedly instructive, often interlocutory text, young in style and tone, with black-and-white illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams) that are adequate for identification but won't awe anyone. Moreover, the "monster" image is lost without a corresponding gain in scholarship: explanations (of the evolution from amphibians to reptiles, of the characteristics of different groups of dinosaurs) are fragmentary and often superficial. It's the last book most youngsters would choose from a wide assortment and there's no reason why they should. (Kirkus Reviews)
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