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Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books) Download Ï 0 Á Be an eyewitness to dinosaurs Roar Meet the prehistoric masters of the earth and discover how ancient fossils and footprints reveal their awesome world See a dinosaur’s skin and examine evidence that proves some species were cannibals – yuckGet the picture using the clip art CD with over 100 amDe and CD shows and tells you everything you need to know about dinosaurs “I am a big fan of these They are brilliantly visual” “There isn’t a child that would be able to resist picking that up” Reader Reviews. This book is all about dinosaurs and everything about them It talks about the different types the parts of their body and function etcI liked this book because I've always been fascinated with dinosaursThis book would be good to read to kids especially boys because they are very interested in dinosaurs

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Be an eyewitness to dinosaurs Roar Meet the prehistoric masters of the earth and discover how ancient fossils and footprints reveal their awesome world See a dinosaur’s skin and examine evidence that proves some speci. The best edition 45As far as I know there are 5 editions of Dinosaur DK Eyewitness Books henceforth DD 19892004200820102014 As much as I love DD it was never truly great For 1 see the Ben uote; What Ben says about the AMNH fossil halls goes for DD; For another DD is a mixed bag in terms of paleoart If you want the current best DD style book get Abramson et al's Inside Dinosaurs If I were to recommend reading an edition of DD in conjunction with other recent books Eg Holtz's Dinosaurs it'd be DD 2004 In this review I list the 2 main reasons why that is1 In reference to For 1 which mainly refers to DD 1989 DD 2004 partially solves this problem with 8 pages of new text all of which are distinctly color coded This is especially apparent in the Find out Glossary sections The former lists some of the best dino museums in the US their websites which is good because 1 it makes DD interactive 2 to uote NormanMilner You can also take a virtual tour of many museums over the internet if you cannot visit them in person; The latter clearly explains all technical terms DD 2008 is almost exactly the same in content the problem being that much of what was accurate in 2004 was inaccurate in 2008 Eg The records for biggest dinosaur biggest meat eater shortest dinosaur name DD 20102014 have the opposite problem as DD 1989 While DD 1989 is too esoteric DD 20102014 are too simple condescending Eg Hadrosaur is defined 10 times throughout DD 2010 including twice on page 70 if that's not bad enough DD 20102014 are even inaccurate for their time probably because they're authored by a non expert exclude said websites2 In reference to For another DD 2004 partially solves this problem with stunning real life photographs of dinosaur bones skulls teeth and This is especially apparent in the and photos Many of DD 1989's not so good life reconstructions most of which were outdated even in 1989 were replaced in DD 2004 Eg Hill Winterbotham's tail dragging Mamenchisaurus Diplodocus respectively were replaced by a herd of Graham High's Brachiosaurus; Many of those that weren't replaced got new captions Eg The new caption for Graham High's Deinonychus reads Most scientists now agree that unlike the model shown here Deinonychus was probably feathered Pixel shack's bad life reconstructions started to replace DD's good ones in 2008 almost completely took over in 20102014 Pixel shack's DK 2003 Velociraptor replacing the AMNH's Fighting Dinos Velociraptor is an especially good example of thatI'm specifically referring to DD's life reconstructions many of which are not so good Ie Those by various illustrators Pixel shack in the older newer editions respectivelyuoting Ben Within the actual fossil halls interpretation remains stubbornly unapproachable For example the sign introducing proboscidians tells visitors that this group is defined primarily by eye sockets located near the snout An observant visitor might wonder why scientists rely on such an obscure detail as opposed to the obvious trunks and tusks There’s a good teaching moment there concerning why some characteristics might face selection pressure and thus change radically than others but instead visitors are only offered esoteric statements Relatedly the exhibit does little to prioritize information Most label text is uite small and there’s a lot of it Compare this to Evolving Planet at the Field Museum where there is a clear hierarchy of headings and sub headings Visitors can read the main point of a display without even stopping and parents can uickly find relevant information to answer their charges’ uestions rather than making so

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Dinosaur Eyewitness BooksEs were cannibals – yuckGet the picture using the clip art CD with over 100 amazing images to download Then use the giant pull out wallchart to decorate your roomGreat for projects or just for fun this fact packed gui. If you have a young reader in your family and that youngster likes dinosaurs this is a good volume to acuire It is meant for young readers and is pitched nicely at that age group I fact I bought about twenty of the volumes in the Eyewitness Books series for my son when he was a lot younger than he is today It seemed like a good investment then and I think I got my money's worth out of the purchases And this book is no exception to that judgmentIt provides a solid introduction to what we know about dinosaurs It even includes a discussion of whether or not birds are the descendants of dinosaurs pages 50 51So a nice addition to a young reader's library