Synopses & Reviews
Magnificent in its breadth and illustration. -- Booklist
A well-illustrated large-format book... A good book for a young person who is curious about dinosaurs. -- Choice
No other life-form captures the imagination and attention like dinosaurs. Organized by the major dinosaur families, Dinosaurus identifies 500 species creature by creature, from the voracious flesh-eaters to the egg-stealers to the vegetarians, detailing what they looked like, what they ate and how they fought, lived and died.
All this information is dramatically presented and exciting to read, with features such as:
At-a-glance fact filesConcise explanations of known traits and habits of each dinosaur speciesVivid full-color illustrationsLatin name, translation and pronunciationAdult length and weightHeight specifics and comparison to humansDiet and habitatGlobal distribution.
Dinosaurus also challenges and discredits some long-popular myths and legends. For example, this guide shows that:
The dinosaur known as brontosaurus never existedTyrannosaurus was not the biggest meat-eater of all timeFlying dinosaurs were not simply feeble glidersSea dinosaurs could not out-swim today's fastest fish.
Brimming with the research from digs in North America, Mongolia, Europe, China and elsewhere, Dinosaurus is comprehensive, innovative and as compelling and exciting as the dinosaurs themselves.
Organized by the major dinosaur families, "Dinosaurus" identifies 500 species, creature by creature, from the voracious flesh-eaters to the egg-stealers and the vegetarians, detailing what they looked like, what they ate, and how they fought, lived, and died.