New York :
- First American edition
- Item Description
- Includes index.
- Physical Description
- 208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
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Geared toward an older readership than Woodward's Everything You Need to Know about Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures (2014), this expansive, color-visual-laden volume explores various dinosaurs and other beasts of the Mesozoic to Cenozoic eras. Following an introductory overview of dinosaurs, sections are divided into chronological time periods, starting with Triassic. Each features a map and period-specific information on environment, climate, and animal and plant life. Commentary, scientific facts, and hypotheses are interspersed throughout. Page-dominating CGI/digital creature renderings range from photorealistic, dramatic depictions to occasionally cartoonish illustrations. A concluding "Dinosaur Science" section further looks at fossils; their excavation and restoration; historic fossil-hunters; recent research methods; dinosaur biology, evolution, and extinction; and modern-day relatives, like birds. The information is not always easily accessible—layouts can be cluttered with cutlines, sidebars, and scattered info-snippets in small type, and the book lacks pronunciations. However, for those budding paleontologists and dinosaur fans willing to dig a little, there's a wealth of material on this ever-evolving subject. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Created in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, a fact-filled introduction to prehistoric animals combines photo-realistic, computer-generated imagery with detailed cross sections and concise annotations that profile a range of dinosaur species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and packed with fun facts on fossils, amphibians, sea creatures, woolly mammoths, Neanderthals, insects and more, Dinosaur! will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids. The lost world of velociraptor, stegosaurus, allosaurus, and other prehistoric monsters come to life as never seen before in Dinosaur! Packed with photorealistic computer generated images, detailed cross-sections and cutaways revealing the inner workings of dinosaurs, simple annotations, and clear concise definitions explaining each dinosaur and prehistoric beast at a glance — Dinosaur! revives the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras and brings young readers into the action. Supports the Common Core State Standards.