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Dinosaurs (Insiders Series)
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Dinosaurs (Insiders Series)

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by John Long
 

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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

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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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.
Publishers Weekly

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:
07/24/2007
Series:
Simon & Schuster Insiders Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
688,999
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Dinosaurs (Pocket Guides Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Zeyawill224 More than 1 year ago
The book dinosaurs by John Long is about the history of dinosaurs and how they came to be. Also all the evolutions that led up to the Cenozoic Era or the time period we are in now. In this book you will learn all about dinosaurs and how they came to be. If you didn't already know, crocodiles have been around for over 150 million years. Once you pick this book up you're going to gain so much knowledge on dinosaurs. It's very hard to put down because of all the knowledge. A dinosaur you might not know is the Allosaurus. Well this dinosaur can open its mouth like a snake and imagine how big its mouth is. Surprisingly only 65% of dinosaurs were plant eaters and 35% of dinosaurs were meat eaters. You can learn so much in this book. After reading this book you will understand how evolution has shaped the way you and I look today. The biggest dinosaurs were the dumbest, just like the Plateosaurus. If this scale was 1-10 I would give it a 9.5 because this is such a good books and it fits what a great book is to me. This great is great for people studying dinosaurs or they want to learn a lot more about them. Dinosaurs is one of my favorite topics and it could be yours so please pick up this book. This book isn't even that long, only 64 pages. Please if you want to learn more about dinosaurs buy this book, it will teach you so much.