Follow the most remarkable episode in prehistory in this all-in-one compendium of everything dinosaur. This volume marries the very latest in paleontology with an easily accessible atlas format to illuminate the mysteries of dinosaur origins, clues to what they looked like and where they lived, and, most intriguingly, what happened to them. In vivid recreations of the prehistoric world, DK's Dinosaur Atlas brings dinosaurs to life Features the latest research and discoveries, and shows where dinosaurs are on display. Lists important fossil sites around the world. An amazing journey through a lost world.
A newspaper-style activity book for the discerning dinosaur, packed with paleo puzzles, fearsome facts and giganto games. Meet real-life reptiles and read fascinating features, which include:
Seeking a self-defence class? Hear what a cetiosaur has to say about staying safe.
Wondering what's happening with the weather? See whether meteor showers are here to stay with our fail-safe forecast.
Confused why #trees are trending? Learn why the hypsilophodons think branches are best.
The most terrifying reptiles ever to walk the planet battle it out in glorious full-color illustrations.
Who would win in a fight to the death between an Allosaurus and a Kentrosaurus? Now eager readers can find out, as each dinosaur's strengths and weaknesses are exposed and the winner decided. Each engaging spread gives scientific information, such as classification, time period, habitat and size, as well as outlining the creature's weapons, tactics and armor. Eye-catching icons give battle stats at a glance, and each encounter is given a brief storyline to set it up.
Accurate full-color illustrations show dinosaurs in real-life battles to the death. Double-page spreads on a variety of topics -- for example, Battle Tactic Armor -- show dinosaur species and describe their fighting features, such as the body plates and spikes of Stegosaurus and Sauropelta; and the hard heads and bony clubs of the Pachycephalosaurus.
Dynamic, detailed, full-color illustrations show dinosaurs in full battle action. Fact Files describe each dinosaur's home territory and their habitat, size and distinguishing features. Battle Plans describe how the dinosaurs would fight. For example, the 2-ton Allosaurus hunted in packs and took on just about any other dinosaur, including the fiercely spiked, armored Kentrosaurus.
Even the most reluctant reader won't be able to resist these prehistoric battles brought to roaring life.
Create moving models of five different dinosaur species -- from ichthyosaurus, the fish lizard, to Tyrannosaurus rex, the tyrant king, along with the armor-plated stegosaurus, the flying pterodactylus, and the bone-haded pachycephalosaurus. Kids ages 10 and up can follow simple directions that explain how to build the crank-powered replicas. The book is also loaded with facts about all sorts of dinosaurs and includes a background play scene and a convenient pocket for storing loose pieces.
Praise for Dinosaurs on My Street by David West:
"The illustrations are center stage... plenty of strong appeal for dinosaur buffs." -- School Library Journal
Titles in the Firefly Dinosaur series:
Dinosaurs of the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 235--176 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 175--165 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 164--145 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 144--127 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Mid-Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 127--90 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Upper Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 89--65 Million Years Ago
This series of six books is for dinosaur enthusiasts and novices alike. It covers dinosaurs living in the six periods that make up the Mesozoic Age, which spanned prehistoric time 227 million years ago to 65 million years ago.
Each book is an illustrated guide to 25 of the best known dinosaurs of that period. Up-to-date information accompanies the highly detailed computer-generated artworks -- big, colorful, lifelike, fill-the-page dinosaurs.
The books open with an illustrated introductory spread that provides background information on the time period in which the 25 dinosaurs lived. The dinosaur spreads bear a brief introduction, information on when and where it lived, its size, and where fossil remains have been found. They also have a shadow icon of an adult, child, or animal (e.g. domestic cat) which indicates the size of the dinosaur.
All dinosaur-loving readers will thrill at the giant and engaging dino artworks. These books are sure to be enjoyed over and over again.
Resembling a paleontologist's sketchbook filled with labeled watercolor drawings and descriptive notes, Dinosaur Bones is an accurate reference to 40 dinosaurs, marine reptiles, flying reptiles and prehistoric mammals.
The book begins with a brief introduction to life before the dinosaurs and the appearance of amphibians and early land mammals. Then, 150 million years later, the dog-sized Ornitholestes dinosaur appears. Chronologically thereafter, double-page spreads depict individual species, such as the Anhanguera, and dinosaur groups, like the duck-billed dinosaurs.
Each dinosaur species is shown by its skeleton, revealing what it looked like inside and out. A full-color computer graphic illustration shows each animal in its habitat. For the dinosaur groups, like the flying reptiles, individual species are shown in large full-color illustrations instead of just skeletons.
Succinct introductory paragraphs describe when and where each dinosaur lived and other interesting facts. The annotated illustrations highlight physical features and their purpose. A human-to-dinosaur shadow comparison reveals the size and shape. The Anhanguera, for example, had a wingspan of almost 15 feet but a body length of barely 8 inches.
Dinosaurs and prehistoric life are popular topics critical to understanding science and natural history. For all readers as well as supplemental to school curricula Dinosaur Bones is an essential comprehensive guide to these peculiar animals.
This fresh and exciting book takes young readers on a fascinating journey from the development of the first life forms on the planet to the emergence of the dinosaurs--and their eventual extinction.
Thirty key topics explore these fascinating creatures, how they evolved, what they ate, their social behavior, what they looked like, and how we have come to understand them from their fossilized remains.
Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colorful artwork. Fun active 'missions' support the topics and encourage kids to find out more.
A lavishly illustrated who's who of the prehistoric world.
Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals is a stunning new reference to 350 of the most amazing animals ever to have roamed the Earth. More than 1,000 full-color commissioned artworks bring the prehistoric world to vivid life and make the book exciting to look at and read. The encyclopedia covers all of the dinosaurs plus the full scope of prehistoric animals, including birds, camels, fish, reptiles, porpoises, apes and many more.
Timelines, family trees and hundreds of fact boxes throughout the book will engage and inform readers. Full-bleed illustrations on every page show the prehistoric world in exciting detail. Easy-to-read text presents accurate, succinct and essential information that includes:
- Classification of animal groups
- Vertebrate characteristics
- Common and species names
- Biology, anatomy, habitats and survival skills
- Features on animal behavior
- Accurate labeled illustrations and maps.
This richly illustrated, authoritative reference will capture readers' imagination and provide hours of discovery. It is ideal for home and school where it will be especially useful for reports.
The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta-who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.
A must-have for dinosaur enthusiasts aged 7-11
Journey back hundreds of millions of years to prehistoric Earth, where you will discover frozen ice-age landscapes, lush prehistoric rainforests, and vast ancient oceans
"A pleaser for fans of all things big, toothy and extinct" (Kirkus Reviews), Prehistoric is full of bold illustrations that allow children to discover the fascinating creatures that used to roam the planet, including awe-inspiring dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, and giant insects.
Developed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Prehistoric shines a light on our planet's past-and points the way to its future. Clever infographics reveal the secrets of Earth's geology and changing environments. The reader is encouraged to link ancient creatures and places to present-day Earth and issues, such as climate change and deforestation.