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Dinosaurs (Collins Gem)
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An identification guide to the most important and best known dinosaurs Do you know the difference between a Coelophysis and a Diplodocus? How much larger than a human was a Spinosarus? Is it likely that the Parasaurolophus made a sound like a trombone? All these questions and many more are answered in Collins Gem Dinosaurs, a highly illustrated guide to the world's very wild life hundreds of millions of years ago.A fully illustrated guide to the lost world of dinosaurs, the book provides descriptions of the most significant features and habits of these fascinating prehistoric reptiles, with profiles of nearly 70 dinosaurs which include in-depth looks at how dinosaurs lived, from keeping warm to moving about.For each species information is given ono What they ateo How their size compares to ourso How they behavedo Where they livedThe book also includes explanations of what the dinosaur names mean and how to pronounce them.
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An identification guide to the most important and best known dinosaurs / Newly commissioned artwork based on the latest scientific research, making this some of the most accurate and up to date artwork available / A subject of enduring popularity, dinosaurs continue to attract the attention of children, reinforced by their appearance in primary school work / Simultaneous US publication with the Smithsonian museum of natural history

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Douglas Palmer is a freelance science writer who has written 10 books on prehistory and been a major contributor to another 6. They include works for both adults and children and range in subject matter from human evolution to dinosaurs. He teaches for Robinson College of Cambridge University on the Natural Science Tripos and is a lecturer for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. He was formerly a senior lecturer in Earth Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin and spent two years as an exhibition co-ordinator at the National Museum of Wales. He presently lives with his wife in Cambridge.

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