A comprehensive introduction explains the evolution of earth's geology and the development of life within it. The different habitats where dinosaurs are thought to have lived are all depicted together with the fossil evidence that helps to explain their presence in each site. The main section of the book is an encyclopedia of 1000 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. Every entry is clearly described according to the latest scientific thinking and is placed within the context of when it lived. Each main entry is accompanied by a highly detailed and accurate watercolour illustration, and a map showing the sites where fossils have been found. This unique volume, with its combination of the latest expert research and beautiful visual reconstruction, will be an endless source of fascination and an essential family reference for school and home study. The World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures The ultimate visual reference to 1000 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures of land, air and sea from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras Dougal Dixon CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author Dougal Dixon specializes in earth sciences, with a special interest in dinosaurs and has written many children's books and encylopedia. He has made several television appearances and acted as a consultant and animator for a video programme about dinosaurs. As a practical geologist he was involved in excavating a dinosaur-rich site in Jurassic rocks at Durlston on the Dorset coast. Dougal was presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by The Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, The Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and The Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996. In the same year he was appointed as a trustee of the Dinosaur Society, UK.
Biblio NotesProfiles all the known dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, including fish, mammals, reptiles, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, amphibians, crocodiles, turtles, birds and mosasaurs A fascinating introduction explains the evolution of the dinosaurs, their adaptation and specialization, and the interdependence of prehistoric creatures, together with depictions of the various habitats and location maps of the world's fossil sites A ground-breaking and expert study, the book includes all the best-known creatures as well as hundreds of lesser-known and obscure species, and the latest up-to-the-minute discoveries
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