The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life

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9780020429814: The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life

This lavishly illustrated reference provides a trip through our evolutionary past, as it covers more than 600 extinct species--from predatory dinosaurs, primitive amphibians, and giant armored fish to sabertooths, cave bears, and flying reptiles--all depicted in specially commissioned full-color paintings, based the latest paleontological information.

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Covers fish, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and extinct creatures.

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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
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