5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive and sort of complete, but out of date,
This review is from: Encyclopedia of Prehistoric World (Hardcover)
First of all, I would like to thank god that I purchased this book for a bargain price of 9.94$ from this wonderful seller: limitless_books
Haha, sorry, no ads. Anyway, why am I acting like this? Answer's simple, this book is out-dated.
Well, just like how the previous review stated, this book has some interesting sections, which is mostly complete and really comprehensive. You could find a lot of information on prehistoric geology in this book. But, like I said, there's still a major problem in this book. I'm not sure of the situation on the other sections, but the dinosaur section is completely out of date. For example, Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus are both included in the Infraorder Carnosauria!!! Even the novice dinosaur fans all know that they belong in their on distinctive families!
Another major problem of this book are the illustrations. Most of them are good but some are just out of date! Just look at Spinosaurus, It's basically an Allosaurus with a sail! That is just disappointing. I can't help from thinking whether this book was truly published in 2006 as stated on the first page or not. Most of the information are wrong facts that are used at least 10 years ago. Boy, if it really was published in 2006, the author sure has some guts.
All in all, this book was quite worth for 9.94$ since it's so huge and informative. But 29.99 for this book? You gotta be kidding me, you can almost say that this book is an old piece of junk if not for the wonderful prehistoric geology facts.