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By Douglas Preston. 2023
Douglas Preston, the #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, presents the jaw-dropping discovery of a…vast Egyptian tomb containing dozens of sealed burial chambers, as well as recounting tales of pirate treasure, mysterious deaths, archaeological mysteries, and more… What&’s it like to be the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that&’s been sealed for thousands of years? Where might a blocked doorway or newly excavated corridor lead? And what might this stupendous tomb reveal about the most powerful pharaoh in Egyptian history? From the jungles of Honduras to macabre archaeological sites in the American Southwest, Douglas Preston's journalistic explorations have taken him across the globe. He broke the story of an extraordinary mass grave of animals killed by the asteroid impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, he explored what lay hidden in the booby-trapped Money Pit on Oak Island, and he roamed the haunted hills of Italy in search of the Monster of Florence. When he hasn't been co-authoring bestselling thrillers featuring FBI Agent Pendergast, Preston has been writing about some of the world&’s strangest and most dramatic mysteries.The Lost Tomb brings together an astonishing and compelling collection of true stories about buried treasure, enigmatic murders, lost tombs, bizarre crimes, and other fascinating tales of the past and present.
By Paul Mason. 2024
Heaps of funny facts and cartoons about dinosaurs' most hilarious adaptations!Dinosaurs developed some of the strangest features and behaviours to…survive day in and day out. This book's lively artwork and side-splitting jokes bring these behaviours back to life - and uncover the awesome science of the prehistoric world. Meet the fluffiest, the tiniest, the best singers and of course the absolutely funniest dinos on planet Earth!Funny Nature is a series of books presenting science learning through laughter. Brought to you by the author and illustrator of The Poo That Animals Do, this series covers science topics including evolution, adaptation, habitats, anatomy, physiology, life cycles and much more! Perfect for fans of facts and fun aged 6+.Books in the Funny Nature series:Funny BeastsFunny BugsFunny DinosaursFunny Plants
By Mark P. Witton. 2013
The most authoritative illustrated book on flying reptiles availableFor 150 million years, the skies didn't belong to birds—they belonged to…the pterosaurs. These flying reptiles, which include the pterodactyls, shared the world with the nonavian dinosaurs until their extinction 65 million years ago. Some pterosaurs, such as the giant azhdarchids, were the largest flying animals of all time, with wingspans exceeding thirty feet and standing heights comparable to modern giraffes. This richly illustrated book takes an unprecedented look at these astonishing creatures, presenting the latest findings on their anatomy, ecology, and extinction.Pterosaurs features some 200 stunning illustrations, including original paintings by Mark Witton and photos of rarely seen fossils. After decades of mystery, paleontologists have finally begun to understand how pterosaurs are related to other reptiles, how they functioned as living animals, and, despite dwarfing all other flying animals, how they managed to become airborne. Here you can explore the fossil evidence of pterosaur behavior and ecology, learn about the skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy of pterosaurs, and consider the newest theories about their cryptic origins. This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic.The most comprehensive book on pterosaurs ever publishedFeatures some 200 illustrations, including original paintings by the authorCovers every known species and major group of pterosaursDescribes pterosaur anatomy, ecology, behaviors, diversity, and moreEncourages further study with 500 references to primary pterosaur literature
Travel back in time and get up close and personal with the biggest, fastest, and strangest creatures that ever roamed…the earth.Take a dip with the plesiosaur that&’s bigger than a bus, race the dinosaur that&’s faster than a galloping horse, and grin at the big cat with teeth that are longer than daggers. Prepare to be amazed as more than 40 incredible prehistoric creatures come roaring back to life in stunning CGI reconstructions. Alongside the amazing images, Super Dinosaur is packed with incredible facts about these extraordinary creatures. Did you know that the fearsome Tyrannosaurus has the most powerful bite of any land animal that has ever lived? Or that the bizarre Amargasaurus had spines that stuck out 60 cm (24 in) from its neck? Or perhaps you fancy your chances in a staring competition with Temnodontosaurus – just be warned, its eyes are 25 cm (9.8 in) wide! Features on fascinating fossils and the latest scientific techniques will show you exactly how paleontologists piece together information about how dinosaurs would have looked and lived.The perfect read for children aged 9 and over, this brilliant and informative guide will appeal to budding dinosaur experts of all ages.
Who&’s ready for a round-the-world trip of epic dinosaur proportions? Pack your bags, and let&’s go!On this adventure, you&’ll travel…back in time to see more than 40 dinosaurs come to life! The geography book for kids explores each continent, revealing fossil sites and stories on every map. A unique children&’s atlas that brings weird and wonderful prehistoric animals into your living room! It includes: • Each chapter explores a continent, showing where dinosaurs appeared at a given time. • Connects each dinosaur to a period — Triassic, Jurassic or Cretaceous. • Specially commissioned maps and 3D locator globes link the prehistoric world to the present-day. • Stunning double-page spreads show dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in dynamic scenes. • Perfect for children ages 9 and up who want to know more about dinosaurs, ice age animals and other prehistoric creatures. • A face-to-face experience with fearsome dinosaurs! Inside the pages of this children&’s educational book, you&’ll get to stare down a T-Rex in North America, watch out for Velociraptors' slashing claws in the Gobi Desert and trek across the Siberian tundra! You&’ll also discover the answers to fascinating questions about dinosaurs. Which plant-eater weighed as much as five elephants? Where was mighty Tyrannosaurus the ultimate hunter?Using specially commissioned maps, the dinosaur atlas for kids reveal the prehistoric world as never before! A modern 3D globe next to each map helps you understand the arrangement of the continents over time and why paleontologists find fossils where they do. The fully updated edition includes the most up-to-date theories and discoveries of dinosaur science, alongside stunning CGI illustrations and maps of all the major fossil sites around the world.Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Creatures Atlas is so much more than just a book filled with cool maps, stats and fun facts for kids, it&’s also a vital source of learning — perfect for children to dip into for school projects! Look out for more titles in this series from DK. Discover planet Earth as you've never seen it before in What's Where on Earth?
Help your child power up their reading skills and learn all about the people who have dedicated their lives to…finding out about dinosaurs with this fun-filled nonfiction reader carefully leveled to help children progress.DK Super Readers Level 4: Dinosaur Detectives will introduce kids to everything they need to know about investigating dinosaurs–including who unlocked the secrets of fossils, how dinosaurs became extinct, and the modern-day scientific equipment used in the quest to understand these incredible animals–and is a motivating introduction to using essential nonfiction reading skills, proving ideal for children ready to enter the riveting world of reading. DK Super Readers take children on a journey through the wonderful world of nonfiction: traveling back to the time of dinosaurs, learning more about animals, exploring natural wonders and more, all while developing vital nonfiction reading skills and progressing from first words to reading confidently. The DK Super Readers series can help your child practice reading by:- Covering engaging, motivating, curriculum-aligned topics.- Building knowledge while progressing key Grades 4 and 5 reading skills.- Developing subject vocabulary on topics such as dinosaurs, fossils, and science.- Boosting understanding and retention through comprehension quizzes.Each title, which has been leveled using MetaMetrics®: The Lexile Framework for Reading, integrates science, geography, history, and nature topics so there&’s something for all children&’s interests. The books and online content perfectly supplement core literacy programs and are mapped to the Common Core Standards. Children will love powering up their nonfiction reading skills and becoming reading heroes. DK Super Readers Level 4 titles are visually engaging, full of fun facts, and challenge young readers to broaden their subject knowledge while practising nonfiction reading skills. Perfect for children ages 9 to 11 (Grades 4 and 5) who are confident readers ready for a challenge.
Travel back millions of years with fossils. Make reading your superpower with DK&’s beautiful, leveled nonfiction.Use your reading superpowers to…learn all about different fossils and what they tell us about life millions of years ago - a high-quality, fun, nonfiction reader - carefully leveled to help children progress. Fossils is a beautifully designed reader all about the preserved remains of incredible dinosaurs, insects, footprints and even poo! The engaging text has been carefully leveled using Lexiles so that children are set up to succeed. A motivating introduction to using essential nonfiction reading skills. Children will love to find out about the fighting dinosaurs, insects preserved in amber, and fossilized poo!
By Dk. 2020
Could I have a pet dinosaur? Why did T. rex have such short arms? What can we learn from dinosaur…poo?Explore the intriguing answers to more than 200 questions about dinosaurs in DK's newest dinosaur encyclopedia for kids.This children's book, ideal for ages 6-9, will help inquisitive minds find out the answers to all the dinosaur questions they may have, and some they hadn't thought of! Did dinosaurs sleep? Did they have feathers? Covering amazing ancient creatures, fantastic fossils, and the positively perplexing prehistoric world, Does a Dinosaur Roar? helps children get to grips with the gigantic topic that is dinosaurs. Bursting with up-to-date facts and discoveries, this visually stunning book is something that every young dinosaur enthusiast and fossil hunter will want to own.Get your child learning with this amazing dinosaur book, which is packed with fantastic facts for curious minds.
Destined to be toted in school backpacks everywhere, this new encyclopedia series for young readers contains on-the-spot information in children's…favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. Full of instant information, these books feature a fresh design that is sure to appeal to the middle grade audience. These single-subject guides offer a unique catalog-style presentation, which clearly lays out individual subcategories with concise and punchy text covering all of the essential information on whatever topic is at-hand. Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs profiles more than 140 prehistoric animals and features fossils, skeletons, anatomy and history as well as species including dinosaurs on land, winged pterosaurs in the sky and a range of sea monsters in the ocean. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
By Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia. 2023
Embark on a prehistoric journey with this board book of fun stories and incredible facts about dinosaurs.Introducing A Dinosaur&’s Day:…Triceratops Follows Its Herd - a story time adventure that teaches kids about exciting dinosaur facts. Go on an adventure with a young triceratops and find out fascinating facts about this dinosaur species through an exciting story.Packed with beautiful pictures and compelling facts, this dinosaur book can help 3-6 year-olds to learn about the triceratops species through images, pronunciation guides, and amazing facts and figures. Little dinosaur lovers can join a young triceratops as it follows its herd on a topsy-turvy adventure in its cretaceous home.A Dinosaur&’s Day: Triceratops Follows Its Herd…- Helps children learn facts about dinosaurs in this beautiful picture book format.- Teaches dinosaur facts and behavior in a very natural way.Features a non-fiction double page about the dinosaur species following the story. - Is full of bright, colorful pages with an engaging story.Has clear, fun text to make learning the facts and information easy.This interactive dinosaur book can be enjoyed with pre-reading toddlers and children just learning to read, with engaging text and artwork to teach children about this dinosaur species. Take little ones on a prehistoric adventure and join triceratops with the rest of its herd. Enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Jurassic world along the way as triceratops chomps breakfast, charges at trees and explores the sweet flowering lands. Children will enjoy the fun and engaging story and vibrant images teach children about different prehistoric species in this educational dinosaur book. More in the seriesAt DK, we believe in the power of discovery.So why stop there? If you like A Dinosaur&’s Day: Triceratops Follows Its Herd, then you&’ll love other titles in this Jurassic board book collection! Why not try A Dinosaur&’s Day: Deinonychus Goes Hunting and A Dinosaur&’s Day: Diplodocus Finds Its Family?
By Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan. 2021
A comprehensive pocket guide to dinosaurs and prehistoric animals and the world they inhabited millions of years ago. Packed with…more than seven hundred full-color illustrations, this definitive pocket guide paints a vivid portrait of extraordinary dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, and the ecosystems they lived in millions of years ago. This guide features authoritative text, crystal-clear illustrations, and a straightforward approach to revealing the fascinating lives and habitats of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and prehistoric beasts. The introductory section explains classification systems, geological timelines, the evolution of the dinosaurs, and how fossils form and are discovered by paleontologists. For ease of reference, the main body of the book is divided into three sections: the Precambrian and Paleozoic eras, when animals first began evolving; the Mesozoic era, which saw the flourishing and eventual extinction of the dinosaurs; and the Cenozoic era, when giant mammals walked the Earth. Each section is broken down into its geological time periods, and, within these, the species are organized according to habitat--whether they lived on land, in the water, or in the air.There are detailed profiles of 200 dinosaurs and other ancestors of modern animals. Each entry combines a precise, jargon-free description with full-color illustrations, skeletons, and replica models, annotated to showcase the unique features of the species. Maps show where each animal's fossils have been found, and many profiles are supported by photographs to show actual excavation sites.
By Dk, John Woodward. 2018
Packed with more than 1,000 incredible images and full of fascinating facts, this beautiful children&’s encyclopedia will bring young readers…face to face with some of the most incredible creatures ever to exist!Did you know that archeologists recently discovered the fossils of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur, as well as some remarkable feathered dinosaurs that were recently unearthed in China? Well, now you do! Explore everything you need to know about dinosaurs, pterosaurs, marine reptiles, and mammals in this stunning dinosaur encyclopedia for children aged 9-12. Featuring fossil fragments, full skeletons, and CGI renderings of dinosaurs – from the deadly Tyrannosaurus to the plant-eating Diplodocus, armored fish to giant millipedes and terrifying sharks and so much more, this dazzling dinosaur book is a must-have volume for young dinosaur enthusiasts. Celebrate your child's curiosity as they explore:- Striking and detailed diagrams, drawings and illustrations on every page- A highly visual approach to learning- Ideal combination of colorful diagrams with infographic text boxes- Featuring amazing close-ups and CGI reconstructions of prehistoric scenes.- In association with The Smithsonian InstitutionCovering all forms of prehistoric life, from the first primitive invertebrates to the earliest mammals, this kids dinosaur book provides young readers with essential background information about the geological periods, evolution and extinction, and every aspect of dinosaur science! The striking illustrations, photographs and diagrams featured throughout provide an optimum visual learning experience for both children and adults alike, accompanied by an array of fun facts all about your favorite fierce dinosaurs, and some lesser-known species too. This dinosaur encyclopedia includes at-a-glance panels that provide a quick reference to all the stats, making it an ideal combination of colorful diagrams and infographic text boxes, with easy-to-read accessible text for readers aged 9-12, yet can be enjoyed by the entire family, making this enthralling children&’s encyclopedia a beautiful and educational gift that can be passed down generations.Learn all about the world one picture at a time!If you like Dinosaur Book then why not complete the collection? Part of the highly visual Our World In Pictures series, avid readers can become vehicle virtuosos with Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes, venture on a journey across the globe with Countries, Cultures, People & Places and explore the animal kingdom like never before with The Animal Book.
Get all the facts! First Facts is a early learning series that explains to young readers everything they want to…know about exciting topics like the natural world, history, science, and machines. Fitting perfectly between preschool and elementary school levels, this series boasts visually exciting spreads that encourage children to flip through regardless of whether they can read yet. The text offers a basic foundation on the subject and is full of fascinating facts and figures — perfect for reading aloud, or for kids to decipher on their own when they're learning to read.
By Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia. 2022
Embark on a prehistoric journey with this board book of fun stories and incredible facts about dinosaurs.Introducing A Dinosaur&’s Day:…Diplodocus Finds Its Family - a story time adventure that teaches kids exciting facts about dinosaurs. Go on an adventure with a baby diplodocus as it dodges predators, seeks out yummy plants to eat, and follows its family.Packed with beautiful pictures and compelling facts, this dinosaur book can help children aged 3-5 to learn about the diplodocus species through images, pronunciation guides, and amazing facts and figures. Little dinosaur lovers can join Diplodocus on a quest to find its family in the mighty Jurassic world.A Dinosaur&’s Day: Diplodocus Finds Its Family…- Helps children learn about dinosaurs in this beautiful picture book format- Teaches readers dinosaur facts and behavior in a very natural way- Includes a non-fiction section about the dinosaur species following the story - Features bright, colorful pages with an engaging narrative- Has clear and fun text to help children learn and engage easilyTeach children about different prehistoric species in this educational dinosaur book through a fun and engaging story and vibrant images. This fantastic dinosaur interactive book is perfect for pre-reading toddlers, and children just learning to read. Little ones can enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Jurassic world along the way, as Diplodocus camouflages, explores, and munches on plants.
By Dk. 2021
The clearest and sharpest recognition guide to over 500 invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant fossils from around the world. This comprehensive…pocket guide is the perfect introduction to finding, identifying, and collecting fossils. It features more than 500 species of plant and animal fossils, from trilobites and megafauna to dinosaurs and ancient trees. This handbook cuts through the complicated identification process with expertly written and thoroughly vetted text that features precise description, enabling you to recognize a species instantly. Over 1,000 photographs, with illuminating annotations, help you pick out a fossil's chief characteristics and distinguishing features, while a color illustration shows the fossil as a living plant or animal. The detailed introduction explains what a fossil is and how they are classified. Start building your own collection with advice on where to look for fossils, what tools and safety equipment are needed for collecting, and how best to organize a fossil collection. To help you in the initial stages of identification, this book provides a visual identification key that makes it easy to recognize a fossil and place it in its correct group. Finally, a concise glossary gives instant understanding of technical and scientific terms.
By Dk, Niki Foreman. 2014
It's after hours at the museum, but something is stirring. A roar echoes through the corridors — the dinosaurs are…alive! Meet a colorful cast of dinosaurs large and small and see what they get up to when no one is watching. With short sentences and simple vocabulary as well as picture dictionary boxes with word labels, Deadly Dinosaurs is perfect for children just beginning to learn to read. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
This nonfiction chapter book is chock-full of bite-size dino facts, black-and-white photographs, and CGI illustrations to dazzle and engage even…the most reluctant reader.The prehistoric world is vast, but Microbites: Dinosaurs breaks it all down into manageable chunks of information on need-to-know topics like dino diet, species identification, fossilization, and life after dinosaurs. Illustrations and photographs accent nearly every page, while highlighted text calls out important takeaways about each chapter topic, revealing new details about the amazing creatures that once roamed Earth. For further learning, kids can turn to the book&’s eight-page reference section, where they&’ll find a glossary, a paleontological timeline, and even a dino family tree. Whether they&’re new to the prehistoric world or seasoned pros, readers will find plenty of fascinating facts to chew on in Microbites: Dinosaurs.DK&’s Microbites series takes daunting nonfiction topics and transforms them into easy-to-digest, mini-guides on kids&’ favorite subjects from history, science, and the natural world. Packed with eye-catching illustrations, detailed photographs, and the latest scientific research on everything from dinosaurs to mummies, the Microbites series encourages a healthy reading appetite in kids ages 8 through 12, and will leave them hungry to learn more.
Discover more than 100 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in this exciting children&’s dinosaur encyclopedia! Extraordinary Dinosaurs Visual Encyclopedia is the…perfect book for young readers who want to get up close and personal with their favourite prehistoric creatures! Children will be excited to see the fastest, largest, and fiercest creatures, browse their habitats, learn about their claws and spikes, and find out how their fossils help scientists piece together hidden clues about their lives.This must-have dinosaur book for children aged 7–11 features fascinating information on all the major types of dinosaur as well as ancient fish, other prehistoric reptiles in the air or water, and early mammals. Kids will be drawn in and mesmerized by hundreds of exciting images and surprising information on many different dinosaur profiles.Inside the pages of this thrilling dinosaur book for kids, you&’ll find:- More than 100 profiles on dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures- Fact-filled &‘top trump&’ style profiles on remarkable dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures- Chapters that span time before the dinosaurs, the age of the dinosaurs, and life after many dinosaurs died out- Clear, engaging text packed with latest facts alongside stunning CGI visuals and artworksThis is the ultimate fact-filled dinosaur reference book for kids who love to have all the latest, weirdest, most in-depth info on the creatures of the prehistoric world at their fingertips. Dinosaur reconstructions and the latest fossil finds bring back to life the bone-crunching teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex, the astonishingly large body of the Argentinosaurus, and the plane-sized wings of the soaring Hatzegopteryx. Each page reveals new facts from the latest paleontological research, including each animal&’s size, group, habitat, time period, diet, and fossil discovery.
By Jessica Farrell, Hannah Dolan, Nathan Dias. 2022
Discover how to build your own awesome LEGO® dinosaurs!Be inspired by 30 incredible LEGO dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, from a…fierce T-rex to a giant Brachiosaurus, a winged Pteranodon and so much more. Each dinosaur idea is broken down into three, four, or five important building steps.Learn essential building techniques to create claws and teeth, legs and tails, textures and colors and much more, for your own wonderful creations. Embark on an imaginative building journey as the models get more challenging through the book.How to Build LEGO Dinosaurs features:- Clear images and easy-to-follow visual breakdowns of key parts of the models allow anyone to feel confident building the creations.- Fifteen &“Accessory&” feature pages highlight a key technique, part of a dinosaur or its environment (e.g. teeth and claws, eggs, habitat, prehistoric plants, fossils, horns and spines), so that the reader hones their building skills as they go through the book.-Tips throughout from LEGO expert builders.Ideal for LEGO lovers aged 7–9, including children who are new to LEGO building and who want to learn the basics, as well as more experienced LEGO builders who would like inspiration for exciting house models. You can build anything!
By John Webb, Susan White, Garry K. Smith. 2023
This book, part of the series Cave and Karst Systems of the World, begins with a review of the interaction…between people and caves in Australia (including conservation), followed by descriptions of the spectacular cave diving sites, before comprehensively covering all the major carbonate and noncarbonate karst areas, subdivided by rock type and region, and including the origin of the caves. This is followed by broad overviews of cave minerals and speleothems, cave biology and cave fossils. Each section was written by one or more specialists in the topic and is illustrated by clear diagrams and superb colour photos. The book emphasises the unique aspects of the Australian karst, including the variability in the age of the caves (very old to very young) and the impact of isolation on the stygofauna, as well as the vertebrate fossils preserved in the caves. Written in an easy-to-read style, the book is a primary reference guide to Australian karst and represents a valuable asset for anyone interested in the topic, not only cavers and academics.