Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia

by David Burnie, John Sibbick
     
 

The Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia is the most compact and comprehensive volume available for all the family. This portable encyclopedia uses a highly visual approach to a popular subject, with show-stopping artwork of dinosaurs in action. The book combines hard facts with interesting and intriguing feature spreads detailing dinosaur lifestyle, behavior, families,

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Overview

The Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia is the most compact and comprehensive volume available for all the family. This portable encyclopedia uses a highly visual approach to a popular subject, with show-stopping artwork of dinosaurs in action. The book combines hard facts with interesting and intriguing feature spreads detailing dinosaur lifestyle, behavior, families, and habitat.

From how life on earth began and how animals evolved to the catastrophic events that brought about the end of the dinosaurs, this book is a must for every dinosaur enthusiast. Timelines, a detailed glossary, and a comprehensive index help guide the reader through the book.

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From the Publisher

“Realistically rendered illustrations plus photos of fossils and dinosaur discoveries bring fresh life to these ancient creatures and landscapes, as Burnie details the latest scientific theories about hundreds of dinosaurs. ” —Publishers Weekly

“Everything and anything anyone ever wanted to know about dinosaurs can be found in this book.” —Children's Literature

Publishers Weekly
The paper-over-board, highly portable The Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia by David Burnie takes an exhaustive look at the beginning and development of life on earth with a focus on the evolution and reign of the dinosaurs. Realistically rendered illustrations plus photos of fossils and dinosaur discoveries bring fresh life to these ancient creatures and landscapes, as Burnie details the latest scientific theories about hundreds of dinosaurs. Interludes on modern fossil searching and various theories about the lives of dinosaurs are included. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Everything and anything anyone ever wanted to know about dinosaurs can be found in this book. The book even goes above and beyond the dinosaur era; it spans the creation of the earth 4.6 million years ago to the present. This science based text looks at the development of animals and man through evolution and geography. Each chapter focuses upon a different era and discusses the life forms of the time. The sections specifically on dinosaurs break down into different types of animals such as plant eaters, meat eaters, and armored dinosaurs. This highly illustrated volume features detailed full color illustrations and photographs of fossils to bring the ancient world alive. Each dinosaur has its own picture and set of details regarding its time of existence, size, and area where it lived. Readers also learn about dinosaur facts such as parenting, intelligence, and adaptation. Information about fossil hunting and excavations are also provided, giving readers the big picture of paleontology. 2004, Kingfisher, Ages 12 to 15.
—Patricia Silverberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753457542
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Series:
Concise Series
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

David Burnie is an accomplished zoologist who was a nature reserve ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes. His titles forKingfisher include Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet and The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, which was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2002.

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