The Complete Guide to Prehistoric LifeBook - 2006
Text and digitally-created illustrations cover more than one hundred of the earliest beasts with profiles on their physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and distribution across prehistoric Earth.
Firefly Books Ltd
An illustrated guide to 112 beasts dating from the Cambrian Period to the Pleistocene Epoch, with profiles on physical characteristics, lifestyle, habitat, behavior and distribution across prehistoric earth. A companion to a new Discovery Channel series.
The most exciting view of prehistoric life.
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.
"Comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia to prehistoric animals... lifelike detail... this easily readable book should appeal to dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages."
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.
Given the vivid and sometimes graphic images presented here, one feels fortunate to exist in historic life. The authors, who prepared the series Walking with Dinosaurs, place all the slithering, stalking, and flying things within their chronology and context, giving their habitat, habits, and relationship to critters to come. They describe the first to emerge from the ooze, the reptiles they engendered, and the wider range of beasts that arose as the large animals, including the dinosaurs, slipped away. The illustrations are very lifelike (perhaps too lifelike for those sensitive to certain eating and fighting habits) and explain how such massive beasts as the indricotherium related to their environment and each other while making sure the less well-known lifeforms also get the appropriate amount of face time. The chronology the authors provide is especially helpful. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Accurate, jargon-free text and digitally created illustrations cover more than one hundred of the earliest beasts with profiles on their physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and distribution across prehistoric Earth. 12,000 first printing.
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