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From Barnes & NobleThis is an extremely thorough reference for young dino fans, complete with awesome illustrations, photos an maps. Perfect for budding paleontologists, this detailed encyclopedia provides a clear guide to the fascinating world of dinosaurs. Compiled with the help of the American Museum of Natural History, the compelling volume offers young readers an excellent introduction to prehistoric animals.
The book is divided into four mains sections, each covering a major group of prehistoric animals: Fish and Invertebrates, Amphibians and Reptiles, Dinosaurs and Birds, and Mammals and their Ancestors. A convenient timeline bar is featured on every animal and covers the time periods discussed in the book, highlighting the specific animal's era. An easy-to-read and very visible Fact Box appears in the lower right of every feature page, providing raw facts on every animal. Spectacular illustrations and reconstructions bring these ancient creatures to life. The expansive Reference Section provides a priceless wealth of information, wonderfully organized for young readers. Readers will especially like the Biographies, which detail some important contributors to the world of paleontology.
A best bet for middle-graders, a gift for dinosaur fans, and an impressive addition to the family bookshelf.