Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life

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Travel back to the time of dinosaurs and marvel at the wonders of prehistoric life!

From Tyrannosaurus rex, sabre-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and ferns, this dinosaur book for kids is packed with a collection of amazing plants and prehistoric animals. Every page will captivate young readers who are interested in fossils and natural history!

Inside the pages of this luxurious dinosaur encyclopedia, you'll discover:
- A captivating story of a wide range of species from the past. Each entry is complete with a stunning photograph of a fossil, and a gorgeous illustration of the organism
- Core reference information included in the chapter openers, topic spreads, and a visual index that shows all the species in one place
- A quality gift to be passed down through the generations: metallic foil all over, satin ribbon, metallic edges, and head and tail bands

Go on a time-travelling adventure through Earth's primeval past! This compendium includes remarkable fossils with stunning photographs and illustrations that children will love pouring over time and again. Written in a storybook format, young palaeontologists will discover the myths and legends and key facts surrounding their favourite organisms, as well as some they have never heard of!

Find out more about why Pachycephalosaurus had such a thick head, how a coral fossil can be used to work out how long a prehistoric year was, and which fossil was thought to protect people from poison. Kids can delve into the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras right through to early humans. It's perfect for storytime and independent exploration.

The 4th publication in DK's luxurious Anthology Series, with foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life makes a beautiful gift book for any child who can't get enough of the wonderful world around them! Be sure to check out the other books in this collection: An Anthology of Intriguing Animals, The Wonders of Nature and The Mysteries of the Universe.

About the Author

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeontologist currently working at the University of Cape Town. Her expertise is in the structure of bones - both of prehistoric and modern animals. She has previously written academic titles as well as a children's book on dinosaurs - Famous Dinosaurs of Africa (Struik, 2008).

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