Dictionary of dinosaurs An illustrated A to Z of every dinosaur ever discovered
Book - 2018
Find out about every dinosaur that's ever been discovered in this Dictionary of Dinosaurs! From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, read about when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and much more. Featuring epic artwork from Dieter Braun, and up-to-date facts from top dinosaur experts. Includes the worlds best loved dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus.
- Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Minneapolis, MN :
Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of The Quarto Group
- Item Description
- Remainder of the title information from cover.
- Physical Description
- 179 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Other Authors
Gr 2–5—Opening with a lofty disclaimer ("you will find every dinosaur that has ever been discovered and verified by a dinosaur expert"), this A–Z dino dictionary offers a wide overview of the currently known genera. How the list was compiled is never explained, nor the criteria used to weed out problematic or disputed genera. Following a general introduction, the entries, from "Aardonyx" and "Abelisaurus" to "Zuniceratops," are spread out in an open, spacious layout. Many entries include a painted portrait by Baron, a smaller silhouette with a human figure for scale, the species name with pronunciation and translation, a descriptive paragraph, and four basic facts such as when the subject lived and in what country it was found. More than half of the entries, however, include neither illustration nor comment—just the header and those four sketchy facts. That doesn't leave readers much to go on—there aren't even links to related dinos or families to provide a clue to the subject's body type. Furthermore, rather than go for realistic detail, for the most part the illustrator fashions his portraits from sharp, often geometric elements and tidily variegated hues, floating stylized figures in white space or over bare hints of ground. The results are easy on the eyes but beyond basic shapes more evocative than informative. VERDICT More suitable for browsing than reference—though a rich source of delight for young dinosaur fans who love to fit their mouths around those polysyllabic names.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.
Lavishly illustrated profiles of every dinosaur yet discovered reveal to young enthusiasts the life cycles, environments, diets and behaviors of species ranging from the Aardonyx to the Zuniceratops.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a fact-packed guide to the prehistoric world, from the Triassic to the Cretaceous – as well as from A to Z. Learn about the biggest, most fearsome, and strangest dinosaurs that ever lived, with up-to-date facts from real dino-experts. Featuring firm favourites such as T. rex, Ankylosaurus and Triceratops, as well as lesser-known beasts like the Baryonyx, the Rugops and the Shanag, there's no dino left behind in this comprehensive guide.Dictionary of Dinosaurs also includes a timeline, showing which dinosaurs lived when and where, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years. A 'How to Use this Book' page explains all you need to know for this to become your go-to guide to the dinosaur kingdom – each entry includes a fact file, scale diagram, Latin names and pronunciations. Best of all, each page is filled with colourful, eye-popping illustrations of the dinosaurs, based on the most modern research.Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of any budding dinosaur-expert.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Find out about every dinosaur that’s ever been discovered – from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops – in this Dictionary of Dinosaurs?!