Full-color photos. "From cover to cover, this openly invites the reader to
discover the delights of dinosaurs. The visual appeal is impressive. The text
is informative. Fossilization, skeleton reconstruction, and a superb time scale
round out a stunning and compelling book. Complete, authoritative, exact, and
imaginative, it is sure to survive when other dinosaur books become
extinct."--(starred) "Science Books &; Films.
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Fossils and Time
What are Dinosaurs?
Discovery of the Dinosaurs
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