Walking With Beasts: A Prehistoric Safari
- Number of Pages: 240
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Since the dinosaurs died out over 65 million years ago our planet has been dominated by mammals. Following on from the hugely-acclaimed Walking with Dinosuars, Walking with Prehistoric Beasts recreates the creatures and landscapes of post-dinosaur Earth; transporting us to the icy plains of the mammoth, dark forests stalked by giant carnivorous birds, and deserts dominated by 16 ton Indricotheres. Now, for the 1st time, spectacular and unfamiliar animals are recreated and set within the context of their world. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts reveals the extraordinary ancestors of present day mammals and the arrival of man, bringing to life the roots of our heritage. Illustrated boxes describe the latest scientific evidence that led towards the reconsturctions of these creatures, while character boxes supply info on behavior and habitats. Meet the bizarre hose-nosed Macrauchenia, and also the Deodicurus, a giant armadillo with a spiked club for a tail; run with cat-sized horses and rhino-sized carnivorous pigs, hunt making use of the skull-crushing Andrewsarchus, and walk with the quite initial humans. A succession of bizarre evolutionary specimens have come and gone -- from walking whales to sabre-toothed cats -- however several of these magnificent creatures have never been visualized before. The text is illustrated throughout with ground-breaking laptop or computer graphic images to supply a special record of lost worlds never seen before and reveal a lot of inside one of the most spectacular periods in Earth's history. From the tiny fruit-eating primate Apidium, to the powerful chalicotheres, whose curved claws forced them to walk on their knuckles, the lives of these small known creatures are vividly brought to life. Also available, accompanying the Walking with Prehistoric Beasts Television series, are books for children, home videos, a DVD, too as a CD from the soundtrack from the series.
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