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The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life Paperback – April, 1993
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From Library Journal
These are happy hunting days for lovers of dinosaur paraphernalia. As such, the Macmillan encyclopedia has something for everyone: colored reconstructions of the animals matched with a text whose style is accessible to most enthusiasts but whose content is extensive enough for more serious students. Both newly discovered and classic fossil animals are included, and there is background information to put each animal in time, place, and taxonomic perspective. The book's strongest feature is its inclusion of vertebrate animals other than dinosaurs. The variety of fossil fish and mammals should convince the skeptical that dinosaurs had no monopoly on bizarre structure. (See also R. McNeill Alexander's Dynamics of Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Giants , reviewed in this issue, p.00.)-- Margery C. Coombs, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It is put together well, and the illustrations are well made, too. It is laid out in a fashion that shows the animals in full color on a few pages, then has their information on the following pages, with a small black and white insert of the same images from the previous pages.
They like to use it to play dinosaur war games (They make them up; I can never follow how they play!), look up information on different dinosaurs when they hear of one on tv or online, and memorize facts about weight, height, length, etc.
If you or someone you know wants a book that has lots of general information about not only dinosaurs, but other prehistoric animals, this comes highly recommended!
I encourage a progressive publisher to commit the required resources to turn this treasure into an electronic version that can entertain and educate countless thousands in the future. Contrary to popular belief, I think that eBook circulation will create a greater demand for the print edition and elevate it to heirloom status. If the current publisher cannot pay fitting tribute to the authors, editors, contributors and readers of the existing work, then maybe they will bestow rights to someone who values it more.
The alternative (I suppose) is to let others re-discover this information on their own. In tablet form (pun intended) this scientific, artful and informative work can serve as an inspiring basis for inquisitive and scientific minds of all ages. Imagine this work in the hands of a university with the priorities to devote editorial, graphic and business student resources to re-energizing (and receiving acknowledged credit) the existing assets and text.
Both the Hardcover and (please! electronic versions) should be available at every library in countries who place value on education. I suggest purchasing book for the same reason I did, and I guarantee you that you will not be able to resist cracking it open for several hours as well. My compliments and gratitude to all who made the existing work possible.
It is divided into family classifications and chronology. It gives brief information about the families as well as the individual species.
I really have no complaints. The illustrations in this book are just superb. Well worth the price I paid for it! Thorough.