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The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia

One Encyclopedia, a world of prehistoric knowledge

Kingfisher Encyclopedias

by Professor Mike Benton



Trade Paperback

The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia by Professor Mike Benton is the perfect guide to dinosaurs and the prehistoric world for children aged nine plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school.


Praise for The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia

“If you could only have one book of facts on this animal, The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia would be the one to own. . . . [P]acked with interesting facts and the illustrations and photos invite the reader to peruse each page.” —Newton's Book News

“Not only will The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia satisfy the child's desire for more concrete and detailed information about all things dinosaur. It also offers pictures and illustrations that are more in tune with actually "studying" the topic. . . . Affordable and filled with fascinating information, this is a book that young readers will love poring over in their spare time. It will also come in handy for research projects.” —

“This thorough, fact-filled dinoasur encyclopedia contains full-color digital images of dinosaurs, in order of their appearance through geological time, from the "first animal to have most of the characteristics of a dinosaur" (Herrerasaurus) through some of the last species to roam the earth, including Triceratops and Ankylosaurus. Profiles offer descriptions of various species' anatomy and speculations on issues like mobility, diet, and predation. Easy-to-read time lines and charts discuss the origins of and extinctions of species, while abundant photographs of skeletons, dig sites, and paleontologists at work integrate relevance and texture. The book's expansive scope and visually stimulating format should spark readers' curiosity while engaging imaginations. Ages 8-up.” —Publishers Weekly

“This all-encompassing dinosaur encyclopedia contains many unique and fascinating dinosaur facts. Each and every chapter is a page turner as the book travels through time from the rise of the very first dinosaurs to the behemoths of the Jurassic Period.” —NSTA Recommends

“Unlike a traditional encyclopedia, this volume is organized into five chronological sections, from the time period of the first dinosaurs through the last dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous period. . . . The visual appeal of the book will catch the eye of many readers and will be popular choice for research and enjoyment. Even if your library has numerous dinosaur resources, this is a welcome addition to any collection.” —Library Media Connection

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About the author

by Professor Mike Benton

Professor Mike Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Bristol. He is an expert on the evolution of dinosaurs, and is currently investigating mass extinctions, for which he is conducting fieldwork in Russia. He has written many acclaimed books on dinosaurs and early life on Earth, for both children and adults.

Dr. Michael Benton

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