Ã World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures: The Ultimate Visual Reference To 1000 Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Creatures Of Land, Air And Sea ... And Cretaceous Eras (World Encyclopedia) Ò Download by ¸ Dougal Dixon This book has excellent illustrations and though lacking general information, it gives an amazing pictorial view of evolution because it breaks down each time period.
Wow So much has been discovered since I was in 5th grade which itself occurred during prehistoric times This is so comprehensive as to be almost overwhelming Descriptions of over 1,000 dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasties from the Age of Amphibians through early hominids Lots of categories and species new to me my favorites the Dromaeosaurids Another book I ve been all the way through but will undoubtedly return to again and again.
Dougal Dixon Details Every Kind Of Prehistoric Creature Known From The Age Of Dinosaurs, Including Dinosaurs, Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, Pterosaurs, Plesiosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, Amphibians, Crocodiles, Turtles, Birds And Mosasaurs Anatomical Drawings Demonstrate The Dinosaurs Make Up And Explain How They Functioned, Moved And Lived In terms of content I would say that the book is recommendable It says several times how temporary a lot of the information is, how much is speculation and how it may change So when it states that e.
g its classification for birds and mammals is openly referred to as a workable compromise, it shows the book s honesty.
What however is a big flaw of the book is the artwork At the start of the book there was some pretty good artwork and there was some later on, however in other cases the artwork was decent at best and especially the mammal section had no decent artwork It made me wonder how many artists worked for this book.
It was interesting to see all of the dinosaurs The book actually covers the animals that came a little before the dinosaurs goes through hominids.
This was my very first science book I read it with 4 or 5 years, when the dinosaurs were fancy DINOSAURS ARE AWESOME
We return to this time and time again Clear info, super illustrations Only very slight problem is that the indexing could have been better when an animal has several entries, the main entry is not highlighted eg through italics , so it can take you several lookups to find the lead article on the animal in question But don t let that put you off This is a great book, which works well for interested children as well as adutls.
This is the best encyclopedic book about prehistoric animals for the layperson that I have ever read It boasts a huge really huge collection of land animals, marine creatures, and flying animals, from early amphibians to reptiles, synapsids, dinosaurs, mammals, and birds I have several similar books The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Prehistoric World, for example , but all of them pale in comparison to this one Most of the pictures are gorgeous, and the accompanying text is usually very interesting The species are usually arranged in a chronological order, which makes seeing their evolution quite easy another big plus.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in prehistoric animals, but than that, highly recommended to my