Here is the ultimate identification guide for dinosaur enthusiasts, featuring more than 355 creatures, written by an acknowledged expert. A comprehensive introduction explains the Age of Dinosaurs and their classification and development. Fascinating anatomical drawings demonstrate their skeletal make-up, and the habitats in which they lived are depicted in evocative illustrations. The main section of the book is an encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, arranged according to type. Each entry contains a description of the creature's key identifying features, evolutionary adaptations and details of the fossil evidence.
Author: David Norman
Release Date: 1998
A detailed examination of the world of dinosaurs, their appearance, behavior, and families, describing current theories about their extinction and explaining how paleontologists study their fossilized remains.
Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Todtri Book Pub
Release Date: 2002-07-01
This "Who Was Who" of the prehistoric world is a fascinating reference book examining over 500 extinct species in detail, from the mighty dinosaurs and flying reptiles to armored fish, woolly mammoths, and our own prehistoric ancestors. World renowned artists collaborated closely with paleontologists using strict scientific principles to illustrate each animal in full color to create a comprehensive catalogue of prehistoric vertebrate animals. Among a vast array of species described and illustrated are such extraordinary creatures as: -- Spiny sharks and ray-tinned fishes -- Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus -- Brachiosauras and Diploducus In addition to anatomical descriptions of each animal, there is also information regarding their habitats, behavior, and lifestyles. Furthermore, there are sections on the formation, discovery, exhumation, and reconstruction of fossils; the geologic time scale; and the nature and history of evolution. Assembled by a group of noted paleontologist, this is the most accurate presentation of the prehistoric world available.
This guide covers over 600 species from predatory dinosaurs to primitive amphibians, from giant armoured fish to mammoths and sabertooths. Accompanying each illustration are biographies of the creatures, detailing how these animals moved, behaved, and what they ate. Where possible, significant comparisons are made with familiar living animals to highlight the process. The book also contains spreads on how fossils are made, how they are discovered, and the process of evolution.
An unmatched reference work distinguished by its erudition and beauty, this volume is an illustrated who's who of prehistoric life, a Baedeker of more than 500 million years of evolution on Earth. With entries for more than 600 species, each arranged in its evolutionary sequence, this book presents a panorama of enormous diversity, from predatory dinosaurs to primitive amphibians, from giant armored fish to woolly mammoths, sabertooth tigers and dire wolves. Each entry features a specially commissioned full color painting prepared according to the best research of today in close collaboration with world renowned paleontologists. The records of rocks--fossil bones, teeth, skin, hair and even footprints and nests--have been combined with knowledge of the anatomy and behavior of present day descendants to arrive at informed judgments about posture, color and other aspects of appearance. Lively and informative "biographies" of the creatures accompany these remarkable illustrations: how they moved, what they ate, where they ranged and the habitats and ecological niches they occupied. Comparisons are made wherever possible with familiar living animals, highlighting both the contrasts and similarities. Also included are articles on subjects such as the time scale of evolution, fossil formation and interpretation and convergent evolution. Truly a magnificent sourcebook, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures is both a triumph of scholarship and a work of art.
Profiles all known dinosaurs and prehistoric species from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras and beyond, complementing entries with highly detailed illustrations and maps of where important fossil discoveries have been made. Original.
Author: Philip J. Currie
Release Date: 1997-10-06
This book is the most authoritative encyclopedia ever prepared on dinosaurs and dinosaur science. In addition to entries on specific animals such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor, the Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs covers reproduction, behavior, physiology, and extinction. The book is generously illustrated with many detailed drawings and photographs, and includes color pictures and illustrations that feature interpretations of the best known and most important animals. All alphabetical entries are cross-referenced internally, as well as at the end of each entry. The Encyclopedia includes up-to-date references that encourage the reader to investigate personal interests. The most authoritative encyclopedia ever prepared on dinosaurs Includes many detailed drawings, photographs and illustrations in both color and black-and-white Contains comprehensively cross-referenced alphabetical entries with internal references, as well as references at the conclusion of each entry Provides in-depth references, allowing readers to pursue independent interests Includes sixteen plates and 35 color illustrations
Dinosaur Encyclopedia provides children with everything they ever wanted to know about dinosaurs, includ ing the age of dinosaurs, the A-Z of dinosaurs, the life of a dinosaur, and more. It also provides an illustrated list o n further reading '