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Guide to Wild Dinosaurs

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    Adam Yates(Author),Jon Hughes(Illustrator)

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Photographically realistic color paintings capture 120 genera of dinosaurs-plus other prehistoric animals-organized according to evolutionary relationships. If these grand creatures still walked the earth today, this would be the field guide you'd take on your "dino safari" to identify them! Each one appears in its habitat, a fact file that gives you information at a glance: each creature's length and weight; a physical description; its diet; and more. To get a good sense of its comparative size, a small sketch of the dinosaur appears next to that of another animal-like a human or elephant. Look on the world map to see where the Theocodontosaurus, Plateosaurus, Chasmosaurus, or others dwelt, and on the timeline to learn when. Plus: an introduction provides general background on dinosaur classification and traits.

Gr. 5-12. The design of this authoritative reference is as great as the information. Instead of the usual huge dinosaur picture books with spreading, toylike images of the gigantic creatures, this small hardcover volume is a reference book packaged like a field guide that can easily fit in a backpack. For each of the 120 dinosaur species and the other prehistoric animals that lived alongside them, there's a double-page spread that includes a color portrait, a distribution map, a designation showing the group the animal belongs to, an "ID Fact File," and a few paragraphs of essential information. The style is clear and direct, and there are a brief general introduction, an excellent annotated bibliography of books and Web sites, and useful indexes by name and time period. High-school students as well as smart younger readers will enjoy dipping into the pages for facts. And that word wild in the title evokes an exciting alternative to museum visits and video fantasies. Hazel RochmanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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  • By Guest on February 2, 2006

    My four year old is a dinosaur expert. He can give you specs and names on virtually any dinosaur. He has found the mistakes made by his dinosaur computer program and even found a blunder at the local museum. He has read tons of dinosaur books, but this is his favorite.This is not a story book, it is more like a "field guide". It has computer generated (not cartoon) images. If your child, or even an adult enthusiast is intereseted in a reference guide, this is one I recommend.Each dinosaur has a fact file including the its size (along with a comparitive image vis-a-vis either an elephant or a human), time period, classification, description, diet, and time period, and geographic habitat. Along with a picture of the dinosaur will also be a short couple or few paragraphs. It has a helpful index and further resource list in the back. Unlike many books on the subject which only cover a few dinosaurs and offer scant information, this book is stocked full, 255 pages! Yet it is still easy to use and serves as a quick reference.

  • By Aaron W. White on November 10, 2009

    I bought this book for my nephew and was extremely impressed with the quality of detail about each of the 120 different species of dinosaurs.

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