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Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages Hardcover – October 23, 2007
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...[a] rich and informative treatment of everything related to dinosaurs....even the higher-level concepts are presented remarkably clearly. -- Horn Book Magazine, January/February 2008
...a very good bet for favorite 2007 dinosaur book in our PT PIX...truly sets a standard for reference material. -- Prehistoric Times, Issue 83, Fall 2007
...beautifully written and illustrated...this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book will be valuable in the middle through secondary classrooms... -- NSTA
...encyclopaedic in scope and exceeds all expectations. A superior book the young dinosaur lover in your life will cherish. -- Januarymagazine.com
...the most dynamic title on the subject that I have seen for this age group [older kids] in awhile. -- Bookslut.com, December 2007
...would work beautifully as a gift for a paleontology-minded preteen...or any adults.... -- Wordcandy.net
Dinosaur fans seeking exhaustive information...need look no farther than Holtz's scientifically oriented but accessible account...an outstanding resource. -- Publishers Weekly, November 5, 2007
I am holding a treasure....This is a book that should have pride of place on any bookshelf. -- Roger Smith, Publisher, Dinosaurnews.org
This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date dinosaur book for enthusiasts of all ages, professional or non-professional in experience. -- Dino Russ's Lair
Anyone with even a passing interest in dinosaurs should not miss this journey into their diverse and strange world. Holtz and his colleagues fill the book with fascinating details ranging from discoveries of new species (e.g., a sauropod, Amphicoelias, with a mass of 18 elephants) to old favorites (e.g., Tyrannosaurus rex, which may have lived and hunted in packs). They cover major and minor groups, predator-prey relations, social interactions within species, habitats and habits, and evolutionary trends. With its conversational tone and Rey's engaging illustrations, the book should appeal to young adults and a general audience alike. --Science, December 5, 2008
Top Customer Reviews
Tom Holtz is respected as one of the world's leading experts on tyrannosaurs, and more generally for his gift of explaining complex concepts as simply and clearly as possible. His prose is easy to read without being condescending, and always informative. Luis Rey is known for his characteristically colourful and feathery dinosaur art: his work could not be more different from the ``old-school'' dinosaur art of Knight and Burian: it's a welcome antidote to the dull, slow image of dinosaurs that predominated in the books of twenty or even ten years ago. That vividness is combined with a scientific rigour that is by no means universal in dinosaur art to give a new and exciting view of how dinosaurs may well have looked in life.
The book's coverage is impressively complete. An appendix gives basic information on every dinosaur named at the time of publication (about 800 genera), and the main part of the book is a sequence of chapters describing particular dinosaur groups in much more detail.Read more ›
Forty-two chapters and 472 pages examine every branch of the dinosaur family tree.
In-depth chapters on coelurosaurs, prosauropods, tyrannosauroids, ceratopsids, (and the list goes on) are enhanced with colorful illustrations that "flesh-out" the detailed drawings of the skeletons which also accompany the chapters.
Personal essays from 33 paleontologists extend the chapters. Dr. Scott D. Sampson discusses "Male and Female Dinosaurs--Can we tell the difference?" and Dr. Matthew T. Carrano writes about "Walking and Running Dinosaurs." Dr. Luis Chiappe reviews the origins of birds during the Mesozoic Era. All of these essays are one page in length and very engaging and readable. The reader hears the scientist's voice explaining their interest and passion for the subject.
This is NOT an Eyewitness book with different reading levels and distinct blocks of text but the illustrations are captioned and sections are headed in uppercase titles. The text is laid out in two columns with a nicely sized type and good white space.
Extensive dinosaur genus charts at the back refer the reader to the matching chapters. If you know a dinosaur fanatic, this is the book for them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a terrific book that deserves all the positive reviews. My son has many dinosaur books, but when we saw this in the reading room at the CA Academy of Sciences he fell in... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book has essentially become THE book for any elementary school student to college student who is serious about getting involved in paleontology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The information about each species and the images are exceptionally nice!Published 4 months ago by C KNIGHT
All the kids loved this book and read it on the way to and from Dinosaur National Monument. It is also written in an engaging style for adults.Published 5 months ago by EHawkins