Dictionary of Dinosaurs

an illustrated A to Z of every dinosaur ever discovered

Dictionary of Dinosaurs
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Format: Hardback, 184 Pages
ISBN: 9781786033284
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"This book is a must for any young palaeontologist"– The Daily Telegraph

Find out about every dinosaur that’s ever been discovered in this visual dictionary of dinosaurs!

From the Aardonyx to the Zuniceratops, discover when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and more! Bright, bold illustrations fill the pages from Dieter Braun (Wild Animals of the North and South) with just enough information for young minds to take in. Dinosaurs include the world's best loved: Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops,Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus as well as the lesser know Pinacosaurus, Giraffatitan, Saltopus and Platyceratops. 

This book was created in partnership with the Natural History Museum London, from their Dino Directory, and edited by a real-life palaeontologist. It includes a handy pronunciation guide to each dinosaur's name, along with the English translation. Have fun guessing what the names mean by recognising common Latin and Greek roots. From Supersaurus meaning super lizard, and Aegyptosaurus meaning Egyptian lizard, to poor Brontomerus which means thunder thigh and Tylocephale which means swelling head. This book also includes a 'to scale' size icon, comparing each dinosaur with an adult human. 

What people are saying about Dictionary of Dinosaurs:

"A treat for any youngster to read and marvel at"

"Me and my dino-fan son love having a read through"

"Hasn't put it down since I gave it to him"

"Granddaughter loves it"

This bold visual reference guide is perfect for any young dinosaur fans ages 6 and up. 

The author

Dr. Matthew G Baron currently works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Matthew does research in Paleontology, Anatomy and Zoology. His current project is "Early Evolution of Dinosaurs".

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Format: Hardback, 184 Pages
ISBN: 9781786033284
Size: 190 in x 246 in / 4826 mm x 6248.4 mm