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Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs
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Steve Parker
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Dinosaurus: The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs

Steve Parker


9781770857766

Firefly Books Ltd


Mathematics & Sciences;
Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world;
Rocks, minerals & fossils


Paperback

320 pages

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'Magnificent in its breadth and illustration' Booklist.

Dinosaurus was published in North America 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 new discoveries. Fully revised and published in the UK for the first time, this edition of Dinosaurus is simply too exceptional to pass up.

There have been many incredible discoveries recently. For example: Yi qi ( ee chee , strange wing ), the earliest known flying non-avian dinosaur; The Chicken from Hell, a bird-like beaked, clawed and feathered dinosaur that roamed the Dakotas; Zhenyuanlong suni, a cousin of Velociraptor, suggests that this family has been inaccurately depicted. The new 5-foot-long dino more resembles a feathered poodle than the brute of Jurassic Park; Superduck, at 5 tons and with a mate-attracting head crest it is thought to be a missing link between two other known duck-billed head-crested dinosaur species.

Perhaps most exciting is that in 2016 the American Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibition featuring the astonishing, newly discovered 122-foot-long titanosaur, yet to be named. The plant-eating colossus is the largest dinosaur ever found - it weighed around 77 tons - as much as 14 or 15 African elephants!

No other life form captures the imagination like dinosaurs. Organized by the major dinosaur families, Dinosaurus identifies 500 species. It describes in detail and stunning illustrations what they looked like, what they ate and how they fought, lived and died.

The features include: Concise explanations of species' traits and habits; Vivid full-colour illustrations representing life among the dinosaurs; Stunning colour 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 Europe, North America, Mongolia, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is an encyclopedic and vividly illustrated reference for all ages.

By:   Steve Parker
Imprint:   Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   Canada
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 229mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.406kg
ISBN:   9781770857766
ISBN 10:   1770857761
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steve Parker has a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology from the University of Wales, Bangor, and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He worked on the staff at London's Natural History Museum, and in-house at various publishers including Dorling Kindersley and Haymarket. He is the author of over 300 books on science and nature and presents a wide range of talks, workshops and other events for schools, libraries, clubs and organizations throughout the UK.


[Review of previous edition: ] Magnificent in its breadth and illustration. Arrangement is by group, and 500 dinosaurs are described.--RBB Booklist (03/01/2004)

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