Come jaw-to-jaw with an amazing array of awe-inspiring prehistoric reptiles and other incredible creatures in this dramatic trek back in time to the dawn of life on our planet and the age of the dinosaurs. Spectacular, full-color illustrations, photographs, and realistic dinosaur reconstructions based on the latest scientific discoveries bring each creature to life. The text combines hard facts about dinosaurs with interesting and intriguing details about their lifestyle and behavior. Species spreads detail the members of specific dinosaur families, giving information about their habitats and behavior, sizes, and the locations of fossil finds, while special subject spreads focus on various aspects of dinosaur life. Packed with dramatic photographs and illustrations, this colorful volume is an indispensable reference for young dinosaur enthusiasts and a captivating resource for the whole family. Special Features: Comprehensive, chronological encyclopedia of dinosaurs through the ages. Timelines give a visual guide to prehistoric periods. Up-to-the-minute research focuses on the latest finds. Includes glossary and general index.
The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia by David Burnie is comprehensive in scope. Full-color photographs and dramatic drawings illustrate the dense but clearly laid out text while a timeline running across the top of each page plants readers firmly along the continuum.
One of the strongest features of this information-packed work lies in the many illustrations sprinkled across virtually every page. Artist John Sibbick does a splendid job of interpreting and recreating the habitat and habits of dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals. This is an outstanding reference book and one that youngsters with a bent for the ancient ""Terrible Lizards"" will want to possess.
School Library Journal
More demanding and more up-to-date than Dougal Dixon's The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals (1988), this new fodder for budding paleontologists will be met with pleased approbation.