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The Kingfisher illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs

Author: David Burnie
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Chronologically presents information on dinosaurs, including fossils, dinosuar habits, and habitats.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Encyclopedias, Juvenile
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Burnie
ISBN: 0753452871 9780753452875
OCLC Number: 46671151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Life in the distant past: The beginning of life --
Earth's first animals --
How animals evolve --
Evidence from the past --
How fossils form --
Studying fossils --
Continents on the move --
Setbacks and disasters --
Dividing up time --
The age of ancient life: The Cambrian period --
Cambrian animals --
The Burgess shale --
The Ordovician period --
Ordovician animals --
The Silurian period --
Silurian animals --
The Devonian period --
Devonian animals --
The carboniferous period --
Carboniferous animals --
The Permian period --
Permian animals --
End of an era --
The age of reptiles: The Triassic period --
Triassic animals --
Early dinosaurs --
The Jurassic period --
The Cretaceous period --
Dinosaur groups --
Plant-eating giants: Cetiosaurs --
Brachiosaurs and camarasaurs --
Feeding on plants --
Diplodocids --
A question of size --
Fossil hunting in South America --
Titanosaurs --
Ornithopods: Life in a group --
Hypsilophodonts --
Fabrosaurs and Heterodontosaurs --
Iguanodonts --
Colors and camouflage --
Hadrosaurs --
Fossil hunting in Asia --
Sounds --
The meat eaters: Ceratosaurs --
Moving on two legs --
Studying dinosaur tracks --
Bird mimics --
Dromaeosaurs --
Troodonts --
Dinosaur brains --
Eggs and parental care --
The origin of birds --
Early birds --
Giant meat eaters Carnosaurs --
Megalosaurs and segnosaurs --
Allosaurs --
Tyrannosaurs --
Fossil hunting in North America --
Were dinosaurs warm-blooded? --
Armored dinosaurs: Dinosaur defenses --
Ceratopsids --
Stegosaurs --
Fossil hunting in Africa --
Weapons and ornaments --
Nodosaurs and ankylosaurs --
Dome-headed dinosaurs --
Dinosaur droppings --
Reptiles in the air: Wings of skin --
Long-tailed pterosaurs --
Pterodactyls --
How pterosaurs fed --
How pterosaurs bred --
Reptiles in the sea: Adapting to life in water --
Nothosaurs --
Plesiosaurs --
Pliosaurs --
Ichthyosaurs --
Swimming styles --
Fossil hunting in Europe --
Mosasaurs --
Shelled reptiles --
The age of mammals: The end of the dinosaurs --
Early Tertiary --
Late Tertiary --
Quaternary --
Human evolution.
Other Titles: Illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs
Responsibility: written by David Burnie ; illustrated by John Sibbick.
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Chronologically presents information on dinosaurs, including fossils, dinosuar habits, and habitats.

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