The World of Dinosaurs: A North American Selection

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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the wildly successful U.S. Postal Service postage stamp series, The World of Dinosaurs features 15 new paintings of dinosaurs and other creatures in their North American habitat during the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. James Gurney, the award-winning artist of the best-selling Dinotopia books, once again brings to life the wonderful world of dinosaurs. With text by two renowned paleontologists, this book includes a dinosaur "hot spots" map of the United States and a ...
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Overview

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the wildly successful U.S. Postal Service postage stamp series, The World of Dinosaurs features 15 new paintings of dinosaurs and other creatures in their North American habitat during the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. James Gurney, the award-winning artist of the best-selling Dinotopia books, once again brings to life the wonderful world of dinosaurs. With text by two renowned paleontologists, this book includes a dinosaur "hot spots" map of the United States and a spread on dinosaur stamps from around the world, along with a double gatefold of the two paintings commissioned by the Postal Service.

Text and illustrations, based on James Gurney's art commissioned for the Postal Service dinosaur stamp series, introduce thirteen dinosaurs and three other creatures found in North America during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Philatelists and artists as well as dinosaur devotees will relish Dinotopia author/artist James Gurney's description of how he created the U.S. Postal Service's 15-stamp series entitled The World of Dinosaurs. For each of the ten North American dinosaurs he selected, paleontologists M. K. Breu-Surman and T. R. Holtz Jr. elaborate upon physical characteristics, closest relatives, and the fossils upon which Gurney based his art. A map of the U.S. keyed to fossil sites, dinosaur postage stamps from other countries, and Mr. Gurney's sketches throughout make this handsome 12 by 11inch volume a most satisfying read.
Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
James Gurney is an award-winning artist who was commissioned by the U. S. Postal Service to paint two dinosaur scenes that would be released as a postage stamp series. The paintings were to focus on dinosaurs that lived in Montana and Colorado in the Jurassic and Cretaceous eras. These paintings are recreated here for the reader in a double gatefold, and portions of the paintings are included throughout the text. Readers will learn of the steps involved in creating the stamps and changes that were made in the process of developing them. Readers will also learn about how postage stamp ideas originate, and how decisions are made about which stamps to issue. Each dinosaur that is included in the stamp series is discussed in the text. This is an excellent volume for those readers interested in regional history, as well as those readers involved in stamp collecting.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A book on stamp collecting and dinosaurs? The idea's not so far-fetched when the stamps were specially designed for the United States Postal Service by James Gurney of Dinotopia fame. This book presents the story of the development of the popular 15 stamps as well as the life histories of the creatures they feature. First, Gurney describes how he created the stamps, complete with samples of his initial sketches. Next, two-page spreads introduce each of the reptiles, presenting new facts and multiple illustrations, including insets of the stamps, different paintings of the animals, and full-color photos of fossils. There is a section on similar stamps from other countries, a basic introduction to dinosaurs, and a U.S. map showing where various fossils have been discovered. Occasionally the book seems limited by sticking to the confines of what's on Gurney's stamps, but otherwise this eclectic and enthusiastic mix of subjects works.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867130461
  • Publisher: Greenwich Workshop Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 12.33 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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