Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animal Factfinder

Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animal Factfinder

by Michael Benton, Ralph Orme, Kevin Maddison, Jim Channell
     
 

The answer to the young dinosaur lover's prayers, this full-color reference covers the spectrum of dinosaurs from A to Z and shows each dinosaur's height relative to a prehistoric human. Children will spend hours poring over this authoritative guide to over 200 fantastic creatures that once roamed the Earth.  See more details below

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The answer to the young dinosaur lover's prayers, this full-color reference covers the spectrum of dinosaurs from A to Z and shows each dinosaur's height relative to a prehistoric human. Children will spend hours poring over this authoritative guide to over 200 fantastic creatures that once roamed the Earth.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-- Great, hairy warthog-like reptiles (Cynognathus); prairie dog mammals with little horns on their noses (Epigaulus); and elephants with tusks protruding from their lower jaws (Deinotherium)--all of them seem like creations of Dr. Seuss, and yet they're all contained in this extraordinary bestiary of prehistoric animals. The book is arranged in alphabetical order, which makes it easy to look up a creature, but intermingles dinosaurs and mammals. Most entries include pronunciations and meanings of the names. A small diagram shows its size compared to man; a time line indicates the geological period in which it lived. A map shows where dinosaurs lived on the landforms of their era. Brief introductory material explains how fossils are made, the age and history of the Earth, and classification systems of life forms. A directory of museums is included. This book has multiple uses--as a reference book, for browsing material, and as a fascinating exploration of the past, to be read cover to cover. --Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856978026
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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