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Dinosaurs Past and Present (Dinosaurs Past & Present) Hardcover – August 1, 1987
- Publisher : Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (August 1, 1987)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 161 pages
- ISBN-10 : 029596541X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0295965413
- Item Weight : 2.55 pounds
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Imagine a 35 ton triceratops in full gallop, charging you in a fit of protective rage as it defends its young or eggs from interlopers. Imagine a pack of raptors running at full tilt to bring down a teenage saurpod in the midsts of the Jurassic or Triassic period. Imagine a full adult saurpod standing on its hind legs to defend itself against a vicious therapod, and standing as tall as a five story office building as it defends itself.
This book gives what was then the latest resaerch and newest theories on dinosaurs, and was the first to give mainstream masses an insight into what dinosaurs were truly like. Re-examing the evidence of footprints, bone structures, their similarity to birds (birds are in fact dinosaurs), and a host of other things that revolutionized how we saw dinosaurs then and now.
This book was the turning point in revolutionizing dinosaurs for the masses. It looks at classic artist renderings, and commissions new conceptual art that will dazzle the eyes of young and old alike. New forests, new looks to classic dinosaurs, new swamps, new mountains, new panoramic landscapes with volcanic activity showing dinosaurs socializing, grazing, hunting, running, jumping, and walking about lazily, and in natural habitats that look familiar and alien both.
This, and it's second Volume follow up (with a brown cover, and slightly different art work on the jacket) are superb reads for any dinosaur enthusiast. This is a must buy.