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This review is from: World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: The Ultimate Visual Reference to 1000 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures of Land, Air and ... the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras (Hardcover)I saw this yesterday at the Natural History Museum in London surrounded by an excited horde of dinosaur enthusiasts with parents or grand-parents in tow; this was a regular venue for us with our children and now it is their children - four and one.
Of all the books there, this seemed comprehensive and detailed with a very wide range of examples and full of detailed information on all 512 pages. It has the look of a real reference book of scientific value rather than a book specifically for children so, for my two, it is an investment in the future not just as a detailed, colourful dinosaur book but just a good quality, hardcover book in this age of digital wizardry. (I am not a technology Luddite - far from it - as I have all the marvellous digital toys beginning with "i" and many others but a good paper book is a treasure. I even have "March of the Dinosaurs" downloaded on this iPad in preparation for the festive season and "Solar System" for myself and Theodore Gray's "The Elements" to come.) Looking through it in the shop, it seemed to have all the modern discoveries too as well as some of the more modern views on some, e.g. Tyrannosaurus Rex being more of a scavenger than a fearsome hunter.
I have not spotted the faults the other reviewer - Lone Wolf - has found but I feel sure the benefits and accuracies outweigh the mistakes and, in that dinosaur frenzy yesterday it was easy to get carried along on the fascination. How lucky we are to have such great institutions on our doorsteps (only fifty-one miles away in our case), a complete set of museums no matter what the interests.
World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: The Ultimate Visual Reference to 1000 Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures of Land, Air and ... the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Eras(5 customer reviews)
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