Synopses & Reviews
Here are those marvelous monsters of the Mesozoic as you've never seen them before!
In this colossal collection, you will find dinosaurs larger than houses and dinosaurs as small as cats. Dinosaurs faster than Ostriches. Dinosaurs with 12-inch claws that could rip prey in two. Feathered dinosaurs. Dinosaurs heavier than a dozen African elephants, and dinosaurs more fearsome than T.rex.
Dinosaurs! is filled with giant glorious illustrations -- over 75 paintings in all. Created by the world's artists, they capture scientists' latest way of looking at dinosaurs as fast, active, and often deadly creatures. Dinosaurs! also features art and information about new and recent discoveries from China, Africa, and South America. Details on each dinosaur family, such as the period and area in which it lived, eating habits, peculiar attributes, a pronunciation guide to all the names, plus a listing of the best places to find out more about dinosaurs on the World Wide Web are also included. Dinosaurs! is divided into easily identifiable sections. Whether you are interested in seeing the largest dinosaurs that ever lived, the fastest, or the most deadly hunters, you can turn right to your favorite monsters from the Mesozoic.
Subject matter in this full-color guide includes more than 75 illustrations culled from top paleontological artist, updated research, phonetic pronunciation of each name, and listing of World Wide Web addresses to the best, most extensive dinosaur sites. Facts about dinosaurs are grouped by size, speed, eating habits, and appearance.
With an immense trim to match the immense subject matter, this giant volume presents facts about and illustrations of dinosaurs. Whether readers are interested in the smallest plant eaters or the deadliest hunters, they can turn directly to their prehistoric favorites. Full color.
About the Author
Howard Zimmerman has edited numerous books for adults and children, including books on science fact, science fiction, graphic novels, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a biography of Albert Einstein, and several books on dinosaurs, notably the best-selling An Alphabet of Dinosaurs, and the critically acclaimed The Ultimate Dinosaur. He also developed the six-book science-fiction series, Ray Bradbury Presents Dinosaur World. He lives in New York City with his wife and two cats.
Table of Contents
The Biggest Plant Eaters
The Biggest Meat Eaters
The Deadliest Dinosaurs
The Strangest-Looking Dinosaurs
The Spiky, Armored Dinosaurs
The Fastest, Smartest Dinosaurs
The First Dinosaurs
The Last Dinosaurs
The Earliest Discoveries
The Recent Discoveries
Dinosaurs Sites to Visit on the World Wide Web
The Major Dinosaur Groups
Dinosaur Group Portraits