Science writer Switek guides readers swiftly through hundreds of millions of years of prehuman history, introducing dozens of extinct creatures that range from the protomammals of the Permian period to the flightless "terror birds" of the Cenozoic. Familiar dinosaurs like tyrannosaurus, triceratops, and dimetrodon make appearances, but most—such as the Jurassic's guanlong, "a tyrant dinosaur with long arms, a shallow snout... and a coat of dinofuzz on its body"—will be new to many readers. Sidebars give a snapshot of the animals' key statistics, but all eyes will be on "paleoartist" Csotonyi's photorealistic landscapes, which set these already dramatic prehistoric confrontations against storm-swept skies, vast deserts, and turbulent seas. Ages 6–up. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC
Provides information on prehistoric carnivores, including the Dimetrodon Limbatus, Kryptops Palaios, and Quetzalcoatlus Northropi.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Discover the most dangerous carnivores that ever roamed the Earth in this exciting and action-packed exploration of Prehistoric Predators, featuring a unique cover that feels like dinosaur-skin!The biggest baddies of the prehistoric world -- the carnivores -- come alive in Prehistoric Predators. From favorites like T-Rex and Giganotosaurus, to the ferocious Spinosaurus and terrifying Megalodon, the stunning full-color illustrations from renowned paleoartist Julius Csotonyi make these dangerous creatures spring to life on each page. Bursting with fascinating facts written by National Geographic contributor Brian Switek, dynamic artwork, and a unique dino-skin textured cover, this is the perfect book for dinosaur lovers of every age!