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Best Prehistoric Life Books and Stuff

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The list author says: "I have compiled a list of some of the best prehistoric life and paleoart books of the century! Some of the listed items are dated and should be viewed with a forgiving eye. Generally speaking, the more recent the publication the better the information on the topic addressed. Keep this in mind when you review the list. The list isn't necessarily intended for paleontology professors.

I will add entries as time allows."
Dinosaurs: a Global View by Sylvia and Stephen Czerkas (1996) Hardcover
Dinosaurs: a Global View by Sylvia and Stephen Czerkas (1996) Hardcover
"A jaw-dropping presentation of the dinosaurs of the world. The artwork alone was enough to sell me. If you love dinosaurs and dinoart you cannot go wrong with this one."
Dinosaurs!
Dinosaurs!
"A gem of a book intended for younger readers. That said, this wonderful book is loaded with information and beautiful dinoart that even the most venerable dino lover will enjoy. A BIG Iguanodon thumbs up!"
Beyond the Dinosaurs: Sky Dragons Sea Monsters Mega-mammals And Other Prehistoric Beasts
Beyond the Dinosaurs: Sky Dragons Sea Monsters Mega-mammals And Other Prehistoric Beasts
"This book is stunning. Like Howard Zimmerman's book "Dinosaurs!: Biggest Baddest Strangest Fastest," "Beyond the Dinosaurs: Monsters of the Air and Sea" is loaded with beautiful paleoart. The animals in this book include, not surprisingly, pterosaurs, mosasaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. But there are prehistoric mammals represented as well--a selling point for me. Highly recommended!"
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (Princeton Field Guides)
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (Princeton Field Guides)
"Could this be the definitive dinosaur encyclopedia? Scores of line drawings, silhouettes and other art adorn the pages of this wonderful new addition to my library. A keeper to be sure!"
Dinosaur Imagery: The Science of Lost Worlds and Jurassic Art:  The Lanzendorf Collection
Dinosaur Imagery: The Science of Lost Worlds and Jurassic Art: The Lanzendorf Collection
"Some drop dead gorgeous stuff in here! Spectacular sculptures, paintings, and drawings await the gaze of your mammalian eyes. "Dinosaur Imagery: The Science of Lost Worlds and Jurassic Art: The Lanzendorf Collection" is more of a coffee table book than anything else--and a good one at that."
The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life
The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life
"I have an older copy than the one presented here. A good sampling of prehistoric beasties."
Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals (Smithsonian Handbooks)
Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals (Smithsonian Handbooks)
"Another worthwhile encyclopedia of prehistoric life."
Dinosaurs (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
Dinosaurs (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
"I like this little guide."
Giant Golden Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles
Giant Golden Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Reptiles
"A fun, nostalgic look at dinosaurs. I love the art."
DINOSAURS  the How and Why Wonder Book
DINOSAURS the How and Why Wonder Book
"An oldie no doubt, but still fun to peruse. I especially like the pencil illustrations"
The How and Why Wonder Book of Prehistoric Mammals
The How and Why Wonder Book of Prehistoric Mammals
"Nostalgia gets me again!"
Prehistoric Life Murals
Prehistoric Life Murals
"There are some nice representations of ancient life in this book, although some mural compositions look a little too commercial (like they were meant to be printed on t-shirts)."
Ultimate Dinosaur Collection (Walking with Monsters / Walking with Dinosaurs / Allosaurs / Chased by Dinosaurs)
Ultimate Dinosaur Collection (Walking with Monsters / Walking with Dinosaurs / Allosaurs / Chased by Dinosaurs)
"Get this DVD set if you like CGI dinosaurs and near life-size animatronic models of dinosaurs. Be warned, some episodes are looking long in the tooth."
Chased By Sea Monsters
Chased By Sea Monsters
"A fun nature mockumentary covering prehistoric sea dwellers with Nigel Marven. He's not a bad actor, really."
Prehistoric Park (3 DVD Set)
Prehistoric Park (3 DVD Set)
"Similar in many ways to "Chased by Dinosaurs," this series takes the next step and explores what it would take to run a zoo filled with prehistoric creatures."
Dinosaurs and More Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs and More Dinosaurs
"Okay, okay, the drawings and information in this book are out of date and sometimes dreadfully inaccurate, but I love this little treasure--mostly because of the art. The pictures are weird and have a strange 3-D feel about them. You'll see what I mean if you get a copy."
Trilobites: Common Trilobites of North America (A NatureGuide book)
Trilobites: Common Trilobites of North America (A NatureGuide book)
"Nice drawings of trilobites."
The Rise of the Mammals (1998)
The Rise of the Mammals (1998)
"A nice overview of prehistoric mammals. Lots of photos of skulls and fossils. The art is not the best, but it's still good."