From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About
We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all.
In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, for the first time, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory.
And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. Track down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too!
★ A Main Selection of Scientific American Book Club“This richly illustrated volume presents the latest perspectives on dinosaur lore, feathers and all, with field notes from famed paleontologist Jack Horner.”—NBC Science News
“Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated . . . A fascinating tome that will appeal to children and adults.”—Huffington Post
“It is the dinosaurs that dominate this book as they once dominated the earth, and author Keiron Pim, with Jack Horner writing field notes, brings them to us with descriptions and facts that make them come alive once again. If there is one book you should give as a gift to any dinosaur fan . . . this is it.”—Staten Island Advance
“Dramatic illustrations and silhouettes of the dinosaur accompany each profile . . . A good, inexpensive choice for those who want the most up-to-date, comprehensive information on dinosaurs.”—Booklist
“Children and adults will both enjoy.”—Pasadena Star-News
“If you’ve got a kid who’s wild about dinosaurs, this is the book you need to get.“—GeekDad blog