Before the Dinosaurs

Before the Dinosaurs

by Jan Sovak, Coloring Books, Dinosaurs
     
 

Although dinosaurs are among the most famous prehistoric animals, there were many other creatures that predated them, among them reptiles that lived in the Permian, Carboniferous, and Triassic periods. This unique coloring book contains well-researched, dramatically rendered illustrations of these formidable creatures, many of which were ancestors of modern mammals

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Overview

Although dinosaurs are among the most famous prehistoric animals, there were many other creatures that predated them, among them reptiles that lived in the Permian, Carboniferous, and Triassic periods. This unique coloring book contains well-researched, dramatically rendered illustrations of these formidable creatures, many of which were ancestors of modern mammals. Included are Nothosaur, a slender, 10-foot-long animal that hunted fish in the sea and rested on land (as seals do today); Edaphosaurus, a large herbivorous reptile with a great sail on its back; Titanosuchus, a carnivorous 8-foot monster with razor-sharp, meat-shearing teeth; Oligokyphus, a mammal-like reptile that resembled a modern weasel; and 41 others.
All are portrayed in realistic habitats — pursuing meals in an aquatic environment, sunning themselves on large rocks, stalking prey in a prehistoric jungle, sampling vegetation in a forest during the Early Permian period, and more. Fact-filled captions provide the names of the animals; their size, habitat, and diet; when they existed; and other fascinating information.
An entertaining and educational book for coloring enthusiasts of all ages, this collection of detailed drawings will intrigue anyone interested in prehistoric life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486405681
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Series:
Dover Nature Coloring Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Sovak is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist recognized as one of Canada's foremost natural history illustrators. With advanced degrees in both fine art and zoology, Jan has had his work published in over 170 books in more than 15 languages. His illustrations have also appeared on educational television and on Discovery Channel Worldwide. 

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