Dinosaurs ruled the earth for 160 million years before their sudden and still mysterious extinction. In the 192 pages of National Geographic Dinosaurs, fact-filled text from dinosaur expert Paul Barrett helps answer questions such as What were dinosaurs really like? How big were they? What did they eat? and How did they interact with each other? More than 50 dinosaur profiles flesh out the details behind the fossil record. Range maps show where dinosaur evidence has been found all over the world. Size charts show how much larger -- or smaller -- dinosaurs were compared to humans. And lively descriptions of each dinosaur genus make the fascinating facts stick in your mind.
Stunning mural artwork by Raul Martin goes beyond the informative and speaks to the imagination. Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous scenes seem vividly real. Allosaurus chases his prey through luminously lit water. Pterosaurs swoop through purple-misted skies, and Iguanodons haunt the marshy forest. Reconstructing dinosaurs and their world is the work of painstaking research and excavation, informed imagination, and constant discovery. National Geographic brings it all together in its first full-length dinosaur reference. Open the pages and let the world of the dinosaurs come to life!