- Kingfisher knowledge.
New York :
- Item Description
- "Includes web sites, book lists, and places to explore"--Cover.
Originally published in hardcover in 2007.
- Physical Description
- 63 p. : col. ill., col. maps, 28 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- World of dinosaurs
- The Americas
- Africa & Australia.
The personal stories on the opening pages will hook readers in each of these dramatic titles in the Kingfisher Knowledge series. In Dinosaurs, Marven draws on his experience as a wildlife TV host for Walking with Dinosaurs and talks about "traveling back in time" to meet particular computer-generated dinosaur species. Dinosaurs covers the paleontology as well as the geology, from the time of only one landmass on earth to when the continents moved apart, and includes theories of why the dinosaurs died out; info on the different species that developed in Eurasia, the Americas, Africa, and Australia; and how scientists have tracked them. With exciting double-page spreads featuring freestanding images of museum exhibits, charts, screens, and lots of subheads, the design will draw browsers, and many will want to move on to the related science. The detailed summaries at the end of each chapter will help readers get the big view, and the "Go Further" section, with a bibliography of books and Web sites, allows them to explore much more. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.
Describes various kinds of dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus, and Argentinosaurus, and discusses how dinosaurs hunted, their life cycle, and how paleontologists learn about them.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Kingfisher Knowledge: Dinosaurs by Nigel Marven journeys around the world, delving through layers of fossil evidence to uncover the secrets of prehistoric life. Step into a prehistoric landscape and unearth some of the most awesome dinosaur specimens yet discovered. Find out about fierce fighting dinosaurs and horned dinosaurs, and discover how dinosaur hunters build pictures of the lives of these amazing beasts