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Dinosaurs The Grand Tour A visual trove of 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 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 Giganotosaurus was longer two tons heavier and had bigger jaws than T RexThe poison spitting Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park wasn’t actually venomous at allBecause of its bizarre single clawed hands scientists now believe Mononykus was a prehistoric predecessor of the anteaterIllustrations on virtually every page true to the latest findings bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor sharp long necked spiny scaly glory While I like the organization of this book its content leaves something to be desired It illustrates Appalachiosaurus with three fingered hands while it should most definitely have two features pronated hands palms facing down in other illustrations which would be impossible without breaking the dinosaur's wrists and has an outdated illustration of Tsintaosaurus reflecting the original unicorn hadrosaur interpretation Even at the time of this book's recent publication these issues were understood As far as I know each of these problems persists in the second edition of the book I'VE BEEN READING THIS SINCE FEBRUARY OFF AND ON AND I FINALLY FINISHED AND I JUST LOVE DINOSAURS SO MUCH YOU GUYS There is nothing I love than a good list style book with information and images about different species of things This one was fantastic The author manages on each dinosaur to give you the facts you need and to make it interesting at least in some small way The little asides and one or two page interludes on Dino adjacent facts were nice touches that broke up the listing style of the narration The artwork is also fantastic I loved the full color spreads we got occasionally throughout This particular style of book is not one most people try to read cover to cover but if you are the oddball that enjoys that or have a teen or kid that loves dinosaurs this is a fantastic read Even if you want to have a handy reference for dinosaurs I think it's worth checking out An excellent introduction to the world of dinosaurs written in a way that is accessible and not condescending

  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Dinosaurs The Grand Tour
  • Keiron Pim
  • English
  • 27 November 2015
  • 9781615192120

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