Dinosaur Atlas: An Amazing Journey Through a Lost World

Dinosaur Atlas: An Amazing Journey Through a Lost World

by John Malam, John Woodward
     
 

Follow the most remarkable episode in prehistory in this all-in-one compendium of everything dinosaur. This volume marries the very latest in paleontology with an easily accessible atlas format to illuminate the mysteries of dinosaur origins, clues to what they looked like and where they lived, and, most intriguingly, what happened to them. In vivid recreations of the…  See more details below

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Follow the most remarkable episode in prehistory in this all-in-one compendium of everything dinosaur. This volume marries the very latest in paleontology with an easily accessible atlas format to illuminate the mysteries of dinosaur origins, clues to what they looked like and where they lived, and, most intriguingly, what happened to them. In vivid recreations of the prehistoric world and fascinating see-through overlays featuring 3-D computer graphics of skeletal structures, DK's Dinosaur Atlas brings dinosaurs to life!

Author Biography: Dougal Dixon has written many children's books and encyclopedias. He has participated in a number of worldwide dinosaur excavations, and in 1993 was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The maps in this atlas have icons that indicate where dinosaurs lived in each part of the world. Dinosaurs are among the most spectacular examples of evolution. The process of evolution began over 3,500 million years ago in the sea. The earliest traces of these beginning life forms have been found in Australia. The dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods evolved many years after these first beginnings. The Triassic world was recovering from a mass extinction. Those animals that did survive included the first true mammals and marine reptiles. The Jurassic period was a time of climate change caused by the repositioning of landmasses. Mammal-like reptiles became extinct and their mammalian descendants did not flourish again for 140 million years. The warm, damp climates of the Cretaceous period enabled the dinosaurs to keep evolving. Everything that is known about dinosaurs has been deduced from their fossils. Fossils are primarily teeth and bones that have turned to stone as minerals replaced the once-living tissue. This was most likely to happen under water. That is why fossils of sea creatures are most common. Lavish illustrated maps show fossil locations, depictions of various dinosaur habitats, and current day landscapes where fossils are found. Acetate overlays allow the reader to see the skeletal system of numerous species of dinosaurs. An interactive CD features six dinosaurs. Each can be accessed separately as a 3D model that can be spun around to examine the body or just the skeleton. The reader can make the dinosaur skeleton run or jump up and open its jaws. The large format and spiral spine facilitate easy reading of this publication that is chock full ofinformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756622350
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/04/2006
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
464,138
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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