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5.0 out of 5 stars A substantial and detailed work introducing Palaeontology
This book was purchased for our son, who decided when he was five that he wanted to be a paleontologist. It is a substantial and in-depth book with detailed information and an excellent development from basics to more intricate information. One of the real bonuses is the full bibliography, which gives the chance to continue exploring the science. It's an excellent...
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting summary but of limited value
It is hard to know who this book was written for. It's too complex, in some ways, for the keen amateur, but contains insufficient information and detail for students. One problem in particular, though, was that the English was not as good as it should have been. There were a number of places where the text was ambiguous and this was not helped by the punctuation style...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A substantial and detailed work introducing Palaeontology, 21 Sep 2013
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M Poole "The Tillerman" (The wilds of Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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This book was purchased for our son, who decided when he was five that he wanted to be a paleontologist. It is a substantial and in-depth book with detailed information and an excellent development from basics to more intricate information. One of the real bonuses is the full bibliography, which gives the chance to continue exploring the science. It's an excellent preparatory book for someone wanting to develop their knowledge on an independent basis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good basic introduction and guide to Palaeontology, 18 Sep 2013
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C. R. Williams "rockinhepcat" (UK) - See all my reviews
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If you are a beginner or are thinking of embarking on a course on Palaeontology then this book is for you. The book will give you a good understanding of the subject as a whole.

I studied Palaeontology many years ago at university and would have been glad of a book such as this before I embarked.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Palaeontology- A guide to ANcient Life, 11 Mar 2014
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I find the book is very valuable. It is easy to read and offers not only up-to-date text, but also state of the art scientific insights. The "Further Reading" and the "Links" offered to interesting mail addresses are gorgeous. That, by the way, is a common pattern of all the books in this remarkable series. Highly recommended ifor all those interested in the title front page !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting summary but of limited value, 24 Nov 2013
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It is hard to know who this book was written for. It's too complex, in some ways, for the keen amateur, but contains insufficient information and detail for students. One problem in particular, though, was that the English was not as good as it should have been. There were a number of places where the text was ambiguous and this was not helped by the punctuation style. Many of the illustrations were beautiful, and all are marked clearly and properly with their origins, but none have any sort of scale on them, which is unfortunate in an electronic book (where being told that an image is 0.5X or 3X is of no help at all). In general, it's nice to have the book as a summary but what's really needed is the full version, perhaps three- or four- times as long.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was expecting something with more depth, 2 Jan 2013
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It is an A5 format book and thus smaller and shoer than I anticipated.
The photos are lovely but sometimes not so well linked in with the text.
Some diagrams with labels might have helped here.
As an introductionit works, so I probably should give it more stars but I was disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars He seems to be happy with it, 12 Nov 2014
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Presnt for my grandson. He seems to be happy with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Oct 2014
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A1 Service will buy more
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2.0 out of 5 stars well written, but full of issues, 7 Feb 2014
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It has no index, so things are hard to find. It has many mistakes, some of which are pointed out in the link I have attached below. Its diagrams are irritatingly oversimplified at times
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 12 Dec 2013
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Had a good introduction to the subject so a interesting start to it. Making it easy to understand and get into it.
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