Natural History

Dinosaurs - the Grand Tour : Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

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A Main Selection of Scientific American Book Club Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . a fascinating tome. "Huffington Post" A visual trove of more 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 more 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. Rex."
  • The poison-spitting "Dilophosaurus" from "Jurassic Park" wasn t actually venomous at all.
  • Because of its bizarre single-clawed hands, scientists now believe "Mononykus" was a prehistoric predecessor of the anteater!
  • Illustrations 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."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781615192120
    Publication Date: 
    2014-10-01
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