Dinosaur Encyclopedia: From Dinosaurs To The Dawn Of Man
- Number of Pages: 376
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
A comprehensive new reference book that gives fascinating insight in to the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. In addition, there's a comprehensive reference section offering a survey from the geological timescale, a biography section covering top paleontologists, and an accessible glossary and index, making this a truly remarkable and compelling guide to all factors prehistoric. A helpful introduction gives an overview to understand fossils and evolution, followed by extensive sections covering different groups of prehistoric animals. Easy-to-use timeline bars on each page allow quick identification with the time period featured. Researched and compiled by a team of experts in dinosaurs as well as other prehistoric life, DK's Dinosaur Encyclopedia answers thousands of intriguing concerns about the dangerous world of dinosaurs. See the ferocious T-rex battle a gentle therizinosaur, or witness a giant, ground-dwelling bird chasing an early horse -- frighteningly realistic models and exceptional photography transport you straight into this ancient and terrifying world. It presents an amazing range of creatures, such as early flying reptiles, the first fist, and the ape-like animals that set the scene for the evolution of the first humans. This superb encyclopedia is divided into sections according to cladistics, producing it easy to understand how diverse groups of animals evolved from widespread ancestors. At-a-glance scale indicators and truth boxes combine to provide the essentials on the prehistoric world. Magnificent full-page reconstructions of prehistoric environments show these fascinating creatures in their natural habitats, from the Silurian seas to the grasslands of Pliocene America.
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