Jurassic Park Institute (TM) Dinosaur Field Guide

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9780375812934: Jurassic Park Institute (TM) Dinosaur Field Guide

The Jurassic Park Institute is an absolutely accurate way for kids to get excited about dinosaur science! Written by two noted paleontologists and illustrated in big bold colors, this kid-friendly nonfiction guide uses easy-to-understand text to describe at least 100 dinosaurs alphabetically. Kids will learn plenty of cool facts about the most well-known dinosaurs and some of the newest discoveries of the last decade. Few popular books have been updated with these new dinosaurs!

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We've received some great advance reviews from paleontologists and Jurassic Park fans for the new JURASSIC PARK INSTITUTE DINOSAUR FIELD GUIDE:
"My lab thinks it's a winner! Good information, up to date, well told, and authoritative. The dinos out here give it two thumbs up!"
Kevin Padian, Ph.D.
Professor and Curator
Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
"...[the authors] did a wonderful job."
Dr. Rodolfo Coria
Director, Museo Municipal Carmen Fune, Argentina
and one of the co-discoverers of Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus
"...JURASSIC PARK INSTITUTE DINOSAUR FIELD GUIDE is a most welcome addition to our list of recommended reading for young visitors interested in dinosaurs."

Hans-Dieter Sues, Ph.D.

Vice-President, Collections & Research

Royal Ontario Museum, Canada
"This is a very competent book, written by two prominent dinosaur specialists, which may be of interest to both the specialists and amateurs, including children...Not only myself, but also my nine years old grand-daughter read this excellent book with a great interest. It is a dinosaur book for everybody."
Dr. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Instytut Paleobiologii PAN, Warszawa, Poland
[Described to editor Alice Jonaitis as "One of the Grand Dames of Paleontology."]
"...a must for any parent seeking to provide an up-to-date, accurate and easy to read and understand discussion of dinosaurs...a great way to spark kids interest in dinosaurs, as well as in science."

Russel J. Jacobson (AKA "Dino Russ")

Geologist and Acting Head, Illinois State Geological Survey
Webmaster of Dino Russ’ Lair
"...It's rare to find non-fiction dino books that are both beautiful and accurate."
James Gurney, author/illustrator of DINOTOPIA
"...this book is easily one of the most accurate and up-to-date works for children, although I would think that even most adults would enjoy this one too. It’s not cliched like some of the older dinosaur books, and well worth the $10.99 pricetag."

Advance review posted on DansJPIIIpage (an unofficial Jurassic Park fan Web site)

"The JURASSIC PARK INSTITUTE DINOSAUR FIELD GUIDE is definitely not your average book. This thing is cram-packed with pagefull's of information. The publishers definitely put every inch of this book to use. The book is truly unique. Page after page of dino-facts are sure to keep anyone busy, young or old. There's another thing unusual about this book, it doesn't seem to be afraid to point out scientific flubs in the Jurassic Park series. I would've expected such topics to be casually ignored, but this book makes sure every reader is 'set straight' on all the facts. This is definetely one of the most fun, colorful, and knowledgable books on dinosaurs for young people. This book gets 5/5 claws. "
Advance review posted on JPAftermath (an unofficial Jurassic Park fan Web site)

About the Author:

Realizing he could not grow up to be a dinosaur, Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. did the next best thing and became a vertebrate paleontologist. His specialty is Tyrannosaurus rex, and his work on carnivorous dinosaurs has become the standard in several textbooks. In addition to his many scientific papers, he has been involved in the making of several documentaries, including WALKING WITH DINOSAURS and WHEN DINOSAURS ROAMED AMERICA for the Discovery Channel. Dr. Holtz is a lecturer in the Geology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.

As a child, Dr. Michael Brett-Surman was deeply affected by seeing the skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex at the American Museum of Natural History. He was so affected, in fact, that he went on to name 3 new dinosaurs for science--plus a mesozoic bird! Dr. Brett-Surman is the Museum Specialist for Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian Institution, and a professor in the Geology Department at George Washington University.

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