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World of the Dinosaurs

World of the Dinosaurs

An Exciting Guide to Prehistoric Creatures, with 350 Fabulous Detailed Drawings of Dinosaurs and Beasts and the Places They Lived

by Dougal Dixon
Publication Date: 01/11/2013
RRP  $18.95 $18.50
This is an essential introduction to the age of the dinosaurs, featuring a directory of more than fifty of the most important prehistoric creatures. It covers all the well-known dinosaur discoveries from North America, South America, China, Mongolia, Europe, South Africa, Egypt and Morocco are here, including Allosaurus, Spinosaurus, Oviraptor, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, Iguanodon, Stegosaurus and Chasmosaurus. It explores how dinosaurs lived, moved, hunted, socialized and raised their young, and offers a full explanation of the theories surrounding their extinction. It is written by expert palaeontologist Dougal Dixon, whose other books include After Man, The New Dinosaurs and The Children's Giant Book of Dinosaurs. For 180 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth, evolving to become some of the largest and deadliest creatures our planet has ever known. This fascinating volume contains profiles of fifty of the best-known dinosaurs, detailing the body shape, size and lifestyle of each one, the period of time in which it existed and where fossil records have been found. The animals are shown in detailed illustrations based upon the latest scientific understanding.
This lively book will appeal to anyone who is fascinated by the amazing world of the dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs & prehistoric world (Children's / Teenage)
Publication Date:
Anness Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Dougal Dixon

Dougal Dixon studied geology and paleogeography at the University of St Andrews. He is an award-winning author specialising in the earth sciences and evolution with many children's books and encyclopaedias to his name. He has acquired a reputation for putting over concepts in a totally novel way.

Along these lines his most notable books are After Man: A Zoology of the Future in which he explained the workings of evolution by postulating the types of animals that may evolve in times to come, and The New Dinosaurs, in which he described the zoogeography of the world by describing what life might be like today had the dinosaurs not become extinct.

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