“Magnificent in its breadth and illustration.” — Booklist
Dinosaurus was published in 2003 and went on to sell 15,000 in hardcover and more in paperback. Now 13 years have passed during which there have been dozens of discoveries. At the same price and fully revised, this edition of Dinosaurus is simply too exceptional a value to pass up.
The features include:
Concise explanations of species’ traits and habits Vivid full-color illustrations representing life among the dinosaurs Stunning color photographs of dinosaur discoveries Latin name, translation and pronunciation Height specifics and comparison to humans Diet and habitat Global distribution. Brimming with research from digs in North America, Mongolia, Europe, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is an encyclopedic and vividly illustrated reference for all ages.
This book is a really well set out guide about dinosaurs. Each entry has a picture of the dinosaur they’re talking about accompanied by a short synopsis of the dinosaur’s history together with a factfile. The factfile contains interesting information such as the meaning of the dinosaur’s name, how the name is pronounced, when it was around, and various other little bits of information. The quality of the images is very high and appealing to the eye.
I would be very interested in purchasing this book for myself so I could have a pretty comprehensive guide to the many dinosaurs that were around in that period. We tend to only hear about a select few dinosaurs and when one reads this book it becomes clear as to why this is – there are way too many dinosaurs to cover them all in a movie, documentary or other such media.
I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a good, easy to read guide on these now extinct ancient animals.
Recommend for: Children and adults