Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time

Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time

by National Museum of Natural History, Blake Edgar


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Young readers' guide to the remarkable dinosaurs and other fascinating creatures that roamed Earth millions of years ago

Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time presents some of Earth's strangest and most unusual creatures from as early as 3.8 billion years ago. Beginning with the first evidence of life, it moves through periods of biodiversity and mass extinction and into a look at the first dinosaurs, mammals, pterosaurs, and other fauna and flora from the Archean to the Quarternary eras. It offers a rare look at some of the world's most fascinating creatures from sauropods, the largest creatures to ever walk the land, to the top carnivorous predator Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as the mastodons, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, walrus-whales, and other beasts that seem outlandish to us now. Profiling these and many other fascinating creatures throughout prehistory and publishing to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of Natural History's new Deep Time Hall, the book is sure to delight young dinosaur enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588346483
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 536,921
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

The NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. It is one of the Smithsonian's most highly visited museums, averaging 7 million visits annually. The museum's new Deep Time Hall, opening in 2019, will take visitors on a journey through the epic story of our planet and the life that has both shaped and been shaped by it.

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