Artist Giulano Fornari and William Lindsay's "pictorial guide to the prehistoric world" is a Great Dinosaur Atlas, figuratively and literally. It is wide enough, at 11- x 14-inches, for example, to display a life-size illustration of the chicken-size Compsognathus, and among its other spectacular spreads are stunning eyes-front, head-only, portraits of a magnificent Styracosaurus and a score of its Mesozoic mates; 31 magnificent animals marching across a four-page time line in rank and file according to the dates of their extinction; maps of dinosaur discovery sites, skeletal reconstructions, and more. The large format also allows Dr. Lindsay room to elaborate on, as well as identify, what is pictured. His words, though disjointed in appearance, form a coherent and unified narrative that make this an unusually informative and well-balanced visual and verbal extravaganza. You will probably need least two copies per collection.