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“Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . a fascinating tome.”
A visual trove of more than 300 dinosaurs, with key anatomy, geology, history, and theory at a glance
We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two- and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs. The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, and evolution to astronomy and even Native American and Chinese myth. Fascinating facts abound:
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As a small boy in the early 1980s nothing seemed more exciting to Keiron Pim than a visit to London’s renowned Natural History Museum, where he would gaze up at the Diplodocus skeleton and later depart clutching some little dinosaur-related memento: an eraser shaped like Stegosaurus, a lurid poster of a Jurassic scene, or a book crammed with dino-facts. It would have blown his four-year-old mind to know that thirty years later a book on dinosaurs would be his first publication. Keiron, married with three young daughters, is a writer and journalist now based in Norfolk, England.
John “Jack” Horner is one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, credited with finding the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs, and the first dinosaur embryos. He served as the inspiration for Paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, and as the technical advisor on all of the Jurassic Park films. Horner is Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, and Regents Professor of Paleontology at Montana State University.
“This richly illustrated volume presents the latest perspectives on dinosaur lore, feathers and all, with field notes from famed paleontologist Jack Horner.”—NBC Science News
“Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . A fascinating tome that will appeal to children and adults.”—Huffington Post
“It is the dinosaurs that dominate this book as they once dominated the earth, and author Keiron Pim, with Jack Horner writing field notes, brings them to us with descriptions and facts that make them come alive once again. If there is one book you should give as a gift to any dinosaur fan . . . this is it.”—Staten Island Advance
“Dramatic illustrations and silhouettes of the dinosaur accompany each profile . . . A good, inexpensive choice for those who want the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on dinosaurs.”—Booklist
“Children and adults will both enjoy.”—Pasadena Star-News
“If you’ve got a kid who’s wild about dinosaurs, this is the book you need to get.“—GeekDad blog
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Book Description The Experiment, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB010WEHFX8