Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia

Board Book

$12.99

Overview

The Concise Dinosaur Encyclopedia is the most compact and comprehensive volume available for all the family. This portable encyclopedia uses a highly visual approach to a popular subject, with show-stopping artwork of dinosaurs in action. The book combines hard facts with interesting and intriguing feature spreads detailing dinosaur lifestyle, behavior, families, and habitat.

From how life on earth began and how animals evolved to the catastrophic events that brought about the end of the dinosaurs, this book is a must for every dinosaur enthusiast. Timelines, a detailed glossary, and a comprehensive index help guide the reader through the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753457542
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 03/15/2004
Series: Concise Series
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

David Burnie is an accomplished zoologist who was a nature reserve ranger before becoming a natural history author and editor. A prolific writer of many books, including several on dinosaurs, he has seen many of his titles win educational awards and science prizes. His titles forKingfisher include Kingfisher Knowledge: Endangered Planet and The Kingfisher Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia, which was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2002.

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Life in the Distant Past9
The beginning of life10
Earth's first animals12
How animals evolve14
Evidence from the past16
How fossils form18
Studying fossils20
Continents on the move22
Setbacks and disasters24
Dividing up time26
The Age of Ancient Life27
The Cambrian Period28
Cambrian animals30
The Burgess Shale32
The Ordovician Period36
Ordovician animals38
The Silurian Period40
Silurian animals42
The Devonian Period44
Devonian animals46
The Carboniferous Period48
Carboniferous animals50
The Permian Period52
Permian animals54
End of an era56
The Age of Reptiles57
The Triassic Period58
Triassic animals60
Early dinosaurs64
The Jurassic Period66
The Cretaceous Period68
Dinosaur groups70
Plant-Eating Giants71
Cetiosaurs74
Brachiosaurs and Camarasaurs76
Feeding on plants78
Diplodocids80
A question of size84
Fossil hunting in South America86
Titanosaurs88
Ornithopods91
Life in a group94
Hypsilophodonts96
Fabrosaurs and Heterodontosaurs98
Iguanodonts100
Colors and camouflage102
Hadrosaurs104
Fossil hunting in Asia108
Sounds112
The Meat Eaters113
Ceratosaurs116
Moving on two legs118
Studying dinosaur tracks120
Bird mimics122
Dromaeosaurs124
Troodonts126
Dinosaur brains128
Eggs and parental care130
The origin of birds132
Early birds134
Giant Meat Eaters135
Carnosaurs138
Megalosaurs and Segnosaurs140
Allosaurs142
Tyrannosaurs144
Fossil hunting in North America146
Were dinosaurs warm-blooded?148
Armored Dinosaurs151
Dinosaur defenses152
Ceratopsids154
Stegosaurs158
Fossil hunting in Africa160
Weapons and ornaments162
Nodosaurs and Ankylosaurs164
Dome-headed dinosaurs166
Dinosaur droppings168
Reptiles in the Air169
Wings of skin170
Long-tailed pterosaurs172
Pterodactyls175
How pterosaurs fed180
How pterosaurs bred182
Reptiles in the Sea183
Adapting to life in water184
Nothosaurs186
Plesiosaurs188
Pliosaurs190
Ichthyosaurs192
Swimming styles194
Fossil hunting in Europe198
Mosasaurs200
Shelled reptiles202
The Age of Mammals203
The end of the dinosaurs204
Early Tertiary206
Late Tertiary208
Quaternary210
Human evolution214
Glossary217
Index and web sites219

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