This fascinating book charts the evolution of the dinosaurs and shows how different species developed and adapted in response to the changing world landscape, climate and available food sources. Profiles of 50 of the most well known dinosaurs are included. Each is presented with a description of its body shape and size, lifestyle, period of time when it lived and evolutionary line, and is illustrated with precise colour illustrations according to the latest scientific understanding. For anyone fascinated by the world of the dinosaurs, with more than 350 photographs, illustrations and maps, this book provides the perfect introduction. Discovering Dinosaurs An exciting guide to prehistoric creatures, with 350 fabulous detailed drawings of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts and the places they lived Douglas Dixon
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About the Author Dougal Dixon began his career as a geological consultant for a publishing company in 1973, nurturing a special interest in fossils and evolution. He is now a full-time writer specializing in earth sciences and has written many children's books and encyclopedias with a special interest in dinosaurs. In 1987 he was involved in excavating a dinosaur-rich site in Jurassic rocks at Durlston on the Dorset coast. He was won many awards and is a trustee of the Dinosaur Society, UK.
Biblio NotesAn essential introduction to the age of the dinosaurs featuring a definitive directory of more than 50 prehistoric creatures Clear, informative text and colour artworks and photographs explain how dinosaurs lived, moved, hunted, socialised and raised their young All the well-known dinosaur discoveries from North and South America, Canada, China, Mongolia, Europe, South Africa, Egypt and Morocco are featured including Allosaurus, Spinosaurus, Oviraptor, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, Iguanodon and Stegosaurus Offers a full exploration of the theories surrounding the extinction of the dinosaurs
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