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Comment: 1953 Hardcover illustrated edition illus. . 146 p. Describes the different types of dinosaurs and reconstructs their habits and behavior. Relates also the important fossil finds in Mongolia and Montana. Scuffed, worn, and may be written in, but everything is still there and ready to read!100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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  • Series: All About
  • Hardcover: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; illustrated edition edition (1953)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394802012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394802015
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #977,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hrladyship on March 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Usually, when I do a review of books here on Amazon, I don't personalize it. I try to be objective and describe what is both good and bad about the work. However, Roy Chapman Andrews was about my first hero. And this was my first real book, which I got when I was 8 years old. I lost the original copy, but a friend of mine found a 1956 edition which I treasure.
From this book, I learned about different types of dinosaurs, how to pronounce names from triceratops to iguanadon, how fossils were made, and how scientists search for what they have left behind, from bones to footprints. The most amazing thing, though, was that in the Gobi Desert, Andrews found real, bona fide, fossilized eggs. What a marvelous discovery. Even he expressed the thrill of discovering how baby dinosaurs came into the world, something that had not been known until then.
The volume I have is indexed for easy reference, has black and white illustrations with some yellow coloring, maps, and charts. It is easy for a child to read and understand, so that it is a great introduction to the science of paleontology.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emran Vale on September 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Its value lay in its sweeping strokes of memory, of a "big kid" book being read by a little kid; a book about incredible creatures written by some super hero of a man. Reading with book in one hand, hot chocolate in the other, and hearing of this Gobi desert and feeling I was in on knowledge no one else had. This book is a treasure, but probably only to those that read it decades ago. As a modern source of knowledge, the book has passed into irrelevance, but as a reminder of childhood, this book is an open window begging to be crawled through...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DC Holland on August 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had this book when I was in elementary school (1960's). Re-living my childhood as I thumb through the pages. Outdated material now but Andrews knew his dinosuars then. Anyway, the book is in near perfect condition, no tears, no damage, fast delivery and at a great price! Merchant is highly recommended! Thanks
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By oldcat on August 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A childhood favorite, insights into paleontology
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By courtney J angermeier on June 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Now, I owned this book as a child and though I must have read it something lik 30,000 times and I didn't learn one single dinosaur name. I was fascinated however, by the weird watercolor pictures of the dinosaurs: the way their heads looked so old, their ponderous feet, topogrphical knees, and the fact that their jaws didn't seem to connect quite right with their skulls. They had funny bug eyes. Oh, and there's this one picture where they have this ghostly dinosaur in front of a white picket fence house with Mom and Dad and Sally and Jeffy and little cocker spaniel in the yard. You can see all of them (house, family and dog) through the blue green shadow of the dinosaur. The dinosaur had it's head turned toward the reader with a sort of imploring look on it's face. The purpose, of course, was to show the size, compared to you and your house, of whichever giant herbivore that was. The effect on me was slightly different though. It gave me this sense of extreme unease, like there were sad dead invisible giants everywhere. Maybe even that I WAS a sad dead invisible giant. It was weird. Any, the only reason I remembered this cool but slightly disturbing chidhood favorite was that not long ago, I was reading Denis Johnson's novel about post-nuclear holocaustal Florida, Fiskadoro. Scattered about on what I take to be the Florida Keys are various groups of individuals operating by seperate systems of organization; all weird combinations of "modern" and "primative" cultures. Anyway, there is this loosely affilliated group of intellectuals that travel by boat to meet together in this mouldering grade school covered in rubble and moss to try and reassemble what they can of the knowledge of the lost world. At one point, everyone is fanatically excited because someone has found a book. They all get together to read the book. The book is All About Dinosaurs. Kinda makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.
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