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The Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs Hardcover – 5 Jun 2006

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; New edition edition (5 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184442183X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844421831
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 491,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Tim Gardom has researched and written several major exhibitions including the acclaimed 'Dinosaurs' at The Natural History Museum. Angela Milner is Head of Fossil Vertebrates Division and dinosaur researcher in the Department of Palaeontology at The Natural History Museum. She has written several books on dinosaurs.


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Easily one of the best dinosaur books. It contains much of the contemporary thought from palaeontological circles, and bridges the gap between basic "children's" books and more serious palaeontology books.
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i bought this book for my 4 year old son who is dinosaur mad, it is a little old for him but it is full of really good pictures and facts he takes it everywhere with him, i would highly recommed this book to any one who has an intrest in these pre historic creatures.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8cb87d20) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0x8c72ab1c) out of 5 stars My favorite serious dino book 17 Sept. 2012
By Herman Diaz - Published on Amazon.com
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Of all my serious dino books ( http://www.amazon.com/lm/R2H4F8H299AK8M/ref=cm_pdp_lm_title_1 ), Gardom/Milner's "The Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs" (I.e. History) is definitely my favorite. The quote at the end of this review sums up why. There are 2 analogies that best describe History: 1) A more family-friendly version of Sampson's "Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life"; 2) The "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries" exhibition in book form. If I could, I'd give History a 4.5/5. My only gripes are Sibbick's paleoart in Chapters 1-9 (which is outdated to varying degrees) & the writing in the middle of Chapter 10 (which isn't as good as that in the beginning or end of Chapter 10). However, for the purposes of this review, I'll round up to 5/5. 2 more things of note: 1) Chapter 10 is basically an updated version of Milner's "Dino-Birds"; 2) The NHM keeps updates on "The Dino Directory" when parts of History become outdated.

"Taking fossil records as its evidence, "The Natural History Museum Book of Dinosaurs" treats dinosaurs as a group of living animals, making frequent reference to today's animals as a basis for comparison. This popular approach not only accurately mirrors the methods used by palaeontologists in studying dinosaurs, but also satisfies the overwhelming curiosity of people to know what dinosaurs were like when alive. Unlike an encyclopedia, a data book or even a learned exposition, this book is designed to be read from start to finish as the developing story of a remarkable group of animals. The book's direct, clear written style, with all unfamiliar names and technical terms clearly explained, and extensive illustrations make it an ideal introduction to dinosaurs for the older child or adult" ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-History-Museum-Book-Dinosaurs/dp/184442183X ).
HASH(0x8c721a08) out of 5 stars A book for anyone who is curious about these extraordinary fossil animals from the distant past. 15 Dec. 2013
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An excellent up-to-date introduction to these remarkable animals with information and discussion about the latest ideas concerning their various ways -of-life, including their feeding habits, attack and defence strategies, social organization. reproduction and their ultimate extinction.
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HASH(0x8ce10a18) out of 5 stars Great book 8 April 2011
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I purchased this for my doctor's office waiting room. The kids (especially the boys) love this book. I got this one to replace the previous one that wore out due to all the use. There are great illustrations.
I received the item fast and it was in great condition.
HASH(0x8c792ea0) out of 5 stars very good information to be educated with 24 Nov. 2013
By JAMES mell - Published on Amazon.com
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I received this book in good time and was pleased to learn quite a lot of things, from fossils and the way the dinosaurs lived, it is a book worth having for sure!
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