The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life

The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life

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The most exciting view of prehistoric life.

"Comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia to prehistoric animals... lifelike detail... this easily readable book should appeal to dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages."
-Science News

The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life. The book's concise, jargon-free text and full color illustrations bring the primordial world to vivid photo-realistic life. In-depth profiles of 112 kinds of beasts cover physical characteristics, lifestyle, habitat and behavior. Throughout, "fascinating fact" sidebars offer additional bits of "dinotrivia." But there is more than dinosaurs here. Readers will find creatures from triobites to early human beings.

At the heart of the book are 350 richly detailed and lifelike color illustrations -- accompanied by comprehensive text -- which are the result of pioneering work by the Emmy award-winning creative team at Framestore CFC. Using animation, graphic effects and filmmaking, they recreated awe-inspiring prehistoric creatures and the world they lived in. These images are now reproduced to thrill readers.

The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life was published to accompany two BBC TV prime-time programs, Life Before Dinosaurs and Walking with Life , both part of the Discovery Channel's award-winning Walking with Dinosaurs series.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9781554071258
Characteristics: 216 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chambers, Paul 1968-


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Jun 21, 2018

Got this book mainly because of the FANTASTIC pictures, even though I can point out a ton of mistakes about the creatures they have in here. The biggest one being Liopleurodon is not 80 feet long. Also has the Unitarianism view, but that was expected. Go into this book knowing a lot of facts have been changed.

Aug 27, 2016

Good book on Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life. Features species that were included in the Walking With... series and their specials. Decent CG graphics. Generally looks very real.

Feb 21, 2016

I've read this book 3 times already and I still want to read it! Such a good hook book!

Apr 18, 2012

Amazing!Fantastic! 2000 out of 5 stars! Mesozoic-Tastic! 65 million years percent great! Pictures are 99.9 percent prehistoric reality, and The Pictures of Animals are amazing! My favorite walking with programs are Walking with dinosaurs, walking with prehistoric beasts,walking with monsters, allosaurus, the giant claw, land of giants, sea monsters, into the jaws of death, to hell and back, prehistoric park, arena spectacular
and march of the dinosaurs.

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Apr 18, 2012

quinnandmama thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99


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