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Children's LiteratureIf you have ever wanted to read about every dinosaur that has been scientifically discovered, then you have finally found that all-in-one book you have been looking for. Each of the seven hundred, alphabetically listed dinosaurs has its name explained (which can be quite interesting in some cases), its vital statistics given, and then its "details" are described. These can vary from a simple description of what the dinosaur might have looked like, to how the dinosaur hunted for its food, to where the best specimens of fossils were found. Throughout the book, there are may wonderful full-page and smaller illustrations of the dinosaurs and their world. In addition, boxes feature the men and women who made some of the great landmark discoveries in paleontology. Additional boxes highlight little known but fascinating facts about dinosaurs that may be of particular interest to younger readers. In the front of the book, before the encyclopedia-proper begins, readers will find a forward written by "Dino" Don Lessem, a description of how the book is organized, and several short chapters about dinosaurs and how they are discovered. In the back of the book there is a resources section which lists books, videos, favorite Web sites, museums, and paleontological expeditions. This is truly a book dip to into again and again 2003, Scholastic Reference, Ages 10 up.
— Marya Jansen-Gruber