Field Guide to Dinosaurs: The Essential Handbook for Travelers in the Mesozoic

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Barron's, Feb 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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This beautifully produced and illustrated volume is the result of sophisticated scientific research. However, it has been written in clear laymen’s language for nonscientists who have serious interest in paleontology. Author Henry Gee provides naturalists’ notes on more than 50 different dinosaur species. His information is supplemented with dramatic, anatomically accurate full-color illustrations of each dinosaur. Material in this book is based on findings of dinosaur remains in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Antarctica, and is divided according to time periods: Triassic, Jurassic, Early- and Mid-Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous. At-a-glance icons convey key information about each animal, including size, taxonomy, geological period of origin, and geographical location of discovered bones. The book also presents general background information on the 180 million years of the dinosaur-dominated Mesozoic era, including details on Mesozoic plants and animals and the modern story of dinosaur discovery. More than 500

vivid illustrations are all in full color.

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The first paragraph of the introduction states “one thing must be clear from the start: this is a work of fiction.” The author proceeds to explain that they have used the latest paleontological ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Henry Gee, former Regents Professor at UCLA, is a science writer for "Nature". He lives in London.

Luis V. Rey is an illustrator, painter, sculptor and author. A full-time palaeo-artist, his digital paintings of dinosaurs have appeared in many publications and his work has been featured in exhibitions in the USA and UK. Of Spanish-Mexican heritage, he lives and works in London.

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