Everything you need to know about dinosaurs And other prehistoric creatures

John Woodward, 1954-

Book - 2014

Introduces dinosaurs, including pterosaurs, theropods, and stegosaurs, and explores their anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

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Published
New York, New York : DK Publishing 2014.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
Item Description
"DK Smithsonian"--Cover.
Includes index.
Physical Description
80 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN
9781465415752
1465415750
Main Author
John Woodward, 1954- (-)
Corporate Author
Smithsonian Institution (-)
  • Story of life
  • Finding fossils
  • Fossil hunters
  • Dinosaur science
  • Mesozoic era
  • Back to the Mesozoic
  • Beneath the waves
  • Hunters in the sky
  • Soaring pterosaurs
  • Dinosaur family tree
  • Naming dinosaurs
  • Inside out
  • Super senses
  • Brainpower
  • Ultimate predators
  • Odd theropods
  • Escaping the enemy
  • Battle royal
  • Ready, set... go!
  • Browsing giants
  • Little and large
  • Plated stegosaurs
  • Armored ankylosaurs
  • Toothy tales
  • On the menu
  • Boneheads
  • Top male
  • Crests and frills
  • Spiky ceratopsians
  • Fine feathers
  • Success story
  • Eggs and young
  • Bringing up baby
  • On the move
  • End of an era
  • Life after extinction.
Review by Booklist Reviews

From superlative statistics on dinosaur species to techniques for examining fossil records, this attractively designed volume makes for an exhaustive resource on all things paleontological. Photographs, graphics, illustrations, and big bold text all share space on two-page spreads that each have a distinct theme, such as how dinosaurs brought up their young, similarities in locomotion, or what scientists theorize about their brainpower. Though the subject of dinosaurs is a common one, this book emphasizes looking at dinosaurs in new ways, such as drawing parallels between adaptive characteristics of disparate species and discussing dispelled myths about prehistoric creatures. Exactly how and why theories about dinosaurs are created and how they change over time as new evidence surfaces is discussed in depth. Considering the breadth of scope, this appealing book can be appreciated by the dinosaur expert and novice alike. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Introduces dinosaurs, including pterosaurs, theropods, and stegosaurs, and explores their anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A sumptuously illustrated, fact-filled introduction to dinosaurs describes their history, species and behaviors while providing a glossary reference, complementary games and timelines.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The next edition in the Everything You Need to Know About series takes readers to the prehistoric era when creatures like Smilodons, Pterodactyls and the Megatooth Shark ruled the land, air, and sea. Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs is packed with images, games, size comparisons, timelines, a glossary, an index, and more that will satisfy the curious minds of dinosaur-crazed kids, and be a trusted source for parents wanting to introduce their young readers to the world of dinosaurs. From the earliest fossils to the death of the dinosaurs and everything in between (early man! mammoths! dinosaur poo!) Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids. Supports the Common Core State Standards.