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Dinosaur (DK Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – May 5, 2008
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...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Full-color photos. "From cover to cover, this openly invites the reader to discover the delights of dinosaurs. The visual appeal is impressive. The text is informative. Fossilization, skeleton reconstruction, and a superb time scale round out a stunning and compelling book. Complete, authoritative, exact, and imaginative, it is sure to survive when other dinosaur books become extinct."--(starred) Science Books & Films. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Many different topics are covered, from dinosaur diets, to finding fossils, but they attempt to cram too much information in too little space, so that nothing is truly covered in depth. Instead, things are just mentioned, and big pictures are shoved down you face.
These books are not meant to be read. They are meant to be browsed through, so the writing is superfluous anyway. I understand that that is the way the series is designed, but it is a format that really doesn't lend itself to learning. "Wow, what a huge dinosaur skull!" and then that's it. You end up knowing very little else about it, and all you get out of it was a quick thrill.
"Dinosaurs" is very well done for younger readers. It provides quite a bit of information, in a style and context that would be accessible to kids and parents. The book is attractively published, with slick pages and lots of well done visuals, with many depictions of dinosaurs and their environment. An excellent educational resource!
The content? The book covers a lot of territory, without any great depth in any area. But that is quite appropriate for younger readers. Among subjects covered: Long-necked beasts; Dinosaur diets; Meat eaters; Plant eaters; Plated dinosaurs; Claws and their uses; Eggs and nests; Death of the Dinosaurs; Dinosaur or bird (are birds dinosaurs??); etc.
All in all, a great resource for kids who want to know more about dinosaurs.
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