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The one book every dinosaur fan needs!

Written by one of the world's foremost experts on dinosaurs, this award-winning title--honored by the NSTA and the AAAS--is an essential addition to any dinophile's library, regardless of age! Using casual language aimed at young people and non-scientists, it's a guide to all aspects of dinosaur science: how we figure out what dinosaurs looked like, how they lived, how they evolved, how they continue to live among us as birds, and much, much more. It also includes brief entries on all 800+ "named" species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, as well as sidebars by 33 world-famous paleontologists--among them Robert T. Bakker, Jack Horner, Mark Norell, Scott Sampson, and Philip Currie. With 428-pages of lavish, museum-quality illustrations, and an exhaustive Web site maintained by the author of supplemental chapter updates, this the perfect gift that will educate AND entertain for many, many, MANY hours! (And if that isn't enough, the jacket has a spectacular poster printed on the inside.) "Written in a casual language both young and adult paleo-nerds will find readable and enjoyable, this volume is seen as the "Dinosaur Bible" by many enthusiasts of the subject, for its sheer completeness and scienciness." --tvtropes.org
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 235 x 281 x 31mm | 1,696g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Full Colour Illustrations
  • 0375824197
  • 9780375824197
  • 65,660

About Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jnr.

DR. THOMAS R. HOLTZ, JR. (self-proclaimed "King of the Dino Geeks") is one of the world's leading experts on tyrannosaurs. He is the Faculty Director of the Science & Global Change Program at the University of Maryland in College Park, and a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology, Nation Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. He maintains a Web site of chapter updates to Dinosaurs at geol.umd.edu/ tholtz/dinoappendix. You can also follow him on Twitter @tomholtzpaleo. LUIS V. REY is the winner of the 2008 Lazendorf PaleoArt Award--the most prestigious international award recognizing achievement in paleontological scientific illustration. He lives in London, England. You can follow his blog at luisvrey.wordpress.com.
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I am not a paleontologist (obviously). I am not, truth be told, even a dinosaur fanatic. What I am is a reader who is always looking to extend my knowledge base on interesting subjects, and this dinosaur encyclopedia fulfills that quest in spades! Everything you could ever want to know about dinosaurs -- all types, all genuses, all sizes and shapes and colors -- is detailed, extensively, within the pages of DINOSAURS. There are wonderful illustrations by Luis V. Rey, timelines, graphs, rock cycles, detailed drawings of skeletons -- you name it, and this book has it. With an appendix that includes a 48-page Dinosaur Genus List and a Glossary of hundreds of terms, this is pretty much the only encyclopedia on dinosaurs that you're ever going to need. I'm sure that some scientifically-minded people will yearn to find something that is missing, and they may even find it. But for the general dinosaur lover, this is definitely the book to add to your collection. Although the reading level is too advanced for younger children, those over the age of eight will find plenty to keep them interested and entertained. DINOSAURS is highly recommended for classroom and home libraries, or as the perfect present for that dinosaur crazy kid on your gift list.show more
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