Insiders Dinosaurs (Insiders Series)

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INSIDERS — a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly written, each book will feature an arresting design, complete with dynamic, multi-layered CGI and 3-D model imagery that is complemented by fascinating, up-to-date information presented in a user-friendly format.

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Overview

INSIDERS — a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly written, each book will feature an arresting design, complete with dynamic, multi-layered CGI and 3-D model imagery that is complemented by fascinating, up-to-date information presented in a user-friendly format.

Dinosaurs explores every aspect of the time when these real-life monsters ruled the Earth, with illustrations that reveal the layers of dinosaur anatomy, show the process of fossil formation, and explore several well-known species in depth.

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Double-page spreads and eye-catching, state-of-the-art illustrations that seem to jump out at you are just some of the alluring features of Simon & Schuster's Insiders series. The three-dimensional quality of the interior is prefigured by each book's vivid embossed, metallic cover. But this book isn't just glitz and pictures: it covers the subject in detail. Appealing graphics; memorable factoids.
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This informative volume is one of four-the others are Oceans, Space and Egypt-launching the INsiders series of paper-over-board books that explore various subjects in arresting visual detail. The textured, glossy cover art of the books features close-up images (in this case a ferocious-looking dinosaur bares its sharp teeth) hinting at the attention-grabbing illustrations within. Richly hued, crisp computer-generated art and 3-D model imagery serve as a stunning and sophisticated graphic counterpoint to the educational text. The series' format breaks the information into two categories: "INtroducing" and "IN focus," the former offering an overview and the latter providing "fast facts at your fingertips." Dinosaurs' first section covers such topics as occurrences in the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods; dinosaur anatomy, attack and defense strategies; how they raised their young and the discovery and interpretation of fossils. The following section zeroes in on specific dinosaur species, spotlighting physical characteristics, behavior and the locations where their fossils have been found. Throughout, facts are presented in concise blocks of text and extended captions. This and the other INsiders titles conclude with an extensive glossary and index, recommending this accessible, eye-pleasing series as a reference tool as well as diverting recreational reading. Ages 8-12. (July)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416938576
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Insiders Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 489,439
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introducing
The Age of Dinosaurs
Rule of the Dinosaurs     8
Timeline of Dinosaurs     10
Dinosaurs Emerge: Triassic     12
Giants and Hunters: Jurassic     14
Taking to the Skies: Cretaceous     16
The End of the Dinosaurs     18
The Life of Dinosaurs
A Dinosaur's Anatomy     20
Attack and Defense: Survival     22
Dinosaurs and Flight     24
Raising Dinosaur Young     26
Record-breaking Dinosaurs     28
Discovering Dinosaurs
From Bone to Stone: Fossils     30
Reading the Clues     32
Dinosaur Hunters     34
In focus
Meat Eaters
Allosaurus the Nightmare Dragon     38
Archaeopteryx and the Ancient Wing     40
Tyrannosaurus the Tyrant King     42
Struthiomimus the Ostrich Mimic     44
Plant Eaters
Plateosaurus the Gentle Giant     46
Diplodocus and the Cracking Whip     48
Stegosaurus and the Bony Plates     50
Parasaurolophus and the Strange Head     52
Euoplocephalus and the Lethal Tail     54
Pachycephalosaurus and the Butting Head     56
Triceratops and the Three Horns     58
Dinosaur Families     60
Glossary     62
Index     64
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