Amazing Dinosaurs (second edition): More Feathers, More Claws, Big Horns, Wide Jaws!

Amazing Dinosaurs (second edition): More Feathers, More Claws, Big Horns, Wide Jaws!

by Dougal Dixon


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Amazing Dinosaurs (second edition): More Feathers, More Claws, Big Horns, Wide Jaws! by Dougal Dixon

Twelve more dinosuars join everyone's favorites—such as Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, and T. rex—in a feast of more than eighty fascinating dinosaurs. Agustinia was a giant, four-footed plant eater with strange plates and spikes running down its back. Achelousaurus would have looked a lot like its relative Triceratops, if Triceratops's horns had been snapped off. Feathered Guanlong looked as fierce as its cousin T. rex—but Guanlong was only ten feet long. These three plus nine other new discoveries are here, walking, hunting, feeding, running, and raising their young. This popular book has been fully updated to match the latest scientific findings. Changes to the text and art have been made throughout, taking young readers into the science behind the beasts. The journey back to the Age of Dinosaurs has never been so strange or fascinating as it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590785379
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Dougal Dixon is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs. He is a popular science writer in the United States and Great Britain, and translations of his 140 books have been sold in many countries. He is the author of more than twenty books about dinosaurs, some for young readers. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Dinosaur Family Tree     4
Meat Eaters
Meat Eaters     6
Inside Story     8
Starting Small     10
Pack Hunters     12
Early Killers     14
Big and Fierce     16
Fish Eaters     18
Fast Killers     20
Dinosaurs to Birds     22
Single Claws     24
Sprinters     26
Smart for Its Age     28
Terrible Reptiles     30
Island Hunter     32
Long-Necked Plant Eaters
Long-Necked Plant Eaters     34
Inside a Giant     36
Early Biggies     38
Bigger and Bigger     40
Going to Extremes     42
Unusual Necks     44
Chinese Giants     46
Going for Height     48
Unusual Plates     50
Plates with Ridges     52
Small-Scale Giant     54
Unusual Teeth     56
Vulnerable in Life     58
Last of the Giants     60
Armored Dinosaurs
Armored Dinosaurs     62
Early Armor     64
Plate Bearers     66
Big Plate Carrier     68
Spikes and Armor     70
Side Spikes     72
Tail Clubber     74
Colorful Clubs     76
Boneheads     78
Beginnings of Horns     80
Strange Horns     82
Big Frills     84
The Greatest Horns     86
On the Move     88
Two-Footed Plant Eaters
Two-Footed Plant Eaters     90
Early Examples     92
Iguana-Tooth     94
Fast Runners     96
Living in the Cold     98
Giant of Africa     100
Duckbills     102
Showy Heads     104
More Duckbills     106
Nests and Eggs     108
Safety in Speed     110
Safety in Numbers     112
Death and Decay     114
Discovery     116
Reference Section
Do You Know?     118
Glossary     120
Index     124
Books to Read     128

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