Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs

Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs

by Steve Parker
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Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs by Steve Parker

"Magnificent in its breadth and illustration." — Booklist

"A well-illustrated large-format book... A good book for a young person who is curious about dinosaurs." — Choice

No other life-form captures the imagination and attention like dinosaurs. Organized by the major dinosaur families, Dinosaurus identifies 500 species creature by creature, from the voracious flesh-eaters to the egg-stealers to the vegetarians, detailing what they looked like, what they ate and how they fought, lived and died.

All this information is dramatically presented and exciting to read, with features such as:

  • At-a-glance fact files
  • Concise explanations of known traits and habits of each dinosaur species
  • Vivid full-color illustrations
  • Latin name, translation and pronunciation
  • Adult length and weight
  • Height specifics and comparison to humans
  • Diet and habitat
  • Global distribution.

Dinosaurus also challenges and discredits some long-popular myths and legends. For example, this guide shows that:

  • The dinosaur known as brontosaurus never existed
  • Tyrannosaurus was not the biggest meat-eater of all time
  • Flying dinosaurs were not simply feeble gliders
  • Sea dinosaurs could not out-swim today's fastest fish.

Brimming with the research from digs in North America, Mongolia, Europe, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is comprehensive,
innovative and as compelling and exciting as the dinosaurs themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554074754
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 11.88(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Steve Parker is a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Sharks.

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Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Dinosaurus by Steve Parker is a look into the many different types of dinos. There are pictures of these dinos with the name, location, period these types were alive, length, weight and even diet. Plus, there is so much more about each listed and some interesting history knowledge about the dinosaur you'll discover on the same page of each photo. What is great about a book like this is that this can be a great resource to help anyone understand the different dinosaurs that lived on the earth, and there were many! You always hear about the Trex and a few other well-known dinos that are in movies or TV shows. However, you never learn about some other types, with unique features like the Velociraptor. It's just a wonder to know what use to live back when humans weren't alive. Also, it can be a great guide for those who wants a job in this type of dinosaur research. Though for me it's a wonderful book of creatures that can aid in drawing and learning about something I never knew about before. Finally, this is a terrific book of really nicely illustrated with the photo of dinosaurs and information that will help you understand each type. I really find it to be a great resource book and perfect for anybody of any age!