Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History

Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History

by Tim Haines
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Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History by Tim Haines

More than 225 million years ago, in the middle of the Triassic period, dinosaurs began to roam the Earth. But 170 million years later they had disappeared. How and why this happened continue to be among the world’s greatest mysteries.

The dinosaur era was one of the most amazing periods in the Earth’s history. It saw, for example, the emergence of the first floweri­­­­­ng plants and birds and the creation of the continents. But perhaps its most exciting characteristic was the dominance of the Earth by those most spectacular of creatures…the dinosaurs.

Walking with Dinosaurs re-creates the age of these super-beasts, vividly depicting the landscape in which they lived and the brutal lifestyle they endured. From the smallest dinosaurs (such as Coelophysis, an early carnivore) to the giants (including the fearsome carnivore Tyrannosaurus and the gentle herbivore Diplodocus), the lives of these awe-inspiring creatures are dramatically brought to life in words and pictures.

What did they eat? How did they mate? How did they survive attack? Complete with up-to-the-minute scientific debate on such controversial issues as whether dinosaurs were hot- or cold-blooded and whether they hunted alone or in packs, and illustrated with stunning visual images in which classic natural-history photography is combined with state-of-the-art computer graphics, Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate natural-history experience for the whole family to enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435110113
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Haines qualified from Bangor University with a B.Sc. in Applied Zoology in 1982. He became a scientific journalist, first on newspapers, then for the World Service and Radio 4. He joined the Nature program at the BBC TV Natural History Unit, moving to BBC TV Science in 1988. He has worked on many of the major BBC science series, and has produced a number of award-winning Horizons episodes, including the Ice Mummy trilogy. He is the series producer of Walking with Dinosaurs.

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Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
n_lee More than 1 year ago
great reference book loaded with illustrations that look almost photographic. my nephew used it for a report and continued reading after the report was done.i've just bought two more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walking With Dinosaurs is a story about the evalution of earth. You travel along withe the postasukus in the triassic period, of of corse,the huge diplodocus. This book also containes true facts about dinosaurs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a lot of this seems conjecture; however, the graphics are amazing!