The World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour
ISBN: 022662272X
EAN13: 9780226622729
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 11.00" L x 10.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The World of Dinosaurs: An Illustrated Tour

Book Overview
Dinosaurs have held sway over our imaginations since the discovery of their bones first shocked the world in the nineteenth century. From the monstrous beasts stalking Jurassic Park to the awe-inspiring wonders of the natural history museum, dinosaurs are creatures that unite young and old in awestruck wonder. Digging ever deeper into dinosaurs' ancient past, science continues to unearth new knowledge about them and the world they inhabited, a fantastic time when the footprints of these enormous creatures marked the Earth that we humans now walk. Who better to guide us through the wonders of this ancient world than paleontologist Mark A. Norell? A world-renowned expert in paleontology, with a knowledge of dinosaurs as deep as the buried fossils they left behind, Norrell is in charge of what is perhaps America's most popular collection of dinosaur bones and fossils, the beloved displays at the American Museum of Natural History. In The World of Dinosaurs , he leads curious readers through a richly illustrated collection of all there is to know about these ancient creatures. From the horns of the Protoceratops to the wings of the Archaeopteryx, readers are invited to explore profiles of dinosaurs along with hundreds of color photographs, sketches, maps, and other materials--all rooted in the latest scientific discoveries--sure to both capture the imagination and satisfy a prehistoric curiosity. The World of Dinosaurs presents an astonishing collection of knowledge in an immersive visual journey that will fascinate any fan of Earth's ancient inhabitants.