Dinosaurs : The Ultimate Guide to Prehistoric Life

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Throughout the years, man's fascination with dinosaurs has never failed to dwindle. This addition to the "Collins Ultimate Guides" series unleashes a multitude of facts about these prehistoric creatures. An introductory chapter delves into dinosaur past, explaining how many dinosaurs we know of, how many probably existed and how we know about them. It discusses geological time, the formation of fossils and gives information on identifying and classifying dinosaurs. The second chapter provides a comprehensive survey of the different periods during which the different types of prehistoric creatures existed, right through to their mass extinction, while chapter three looks at dinosaur features including physiology, feeding, digestion, reproduction, the life cycle and methods of survival. The book then goes on to look at the relationship between dinosaurs and man, from famous myths, through the first 'discovery' of dinosaurs in the 19th century and past and present palaeontologists, to dinosaurs on screen and in fiction.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 171 x 286mm | 1,046g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 500 col illus, With index
  • 0007100841
  • 9780007100842

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