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Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals
Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Dr. Douglas Palmer, consutant
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 9
Age range upper: 12
Specs: more than 1000 full-color illustrations, glossary, index
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 8 1/4" X 10 1/2" X 13/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20140911
Copyright Year: 2014
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Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals

A lavishly illustrated who's who of the prehistoric world.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals is a stunning new reference to 350 of the most amazing animals ever to have roamed the Earth. More than 1,000 full-color commissioned artworks bring the prehistoric world to vivid life and make the book exciting to look at and read. The encyclopedia covers all of the dinosaurs plus the full scope of prehistoric animals, including birds, camels, fish, reptiles, porpoises, apes and many more.

Timelines, family trees and hundreds of fact boxes throughout the book will engage and inform readers. Full-bleed illustrations on every page show the prehistoric world in exciting detail. Easy-to-read text presents accurate, succinct and essential information that includes:

  • Classification of animal groups
  • Vertebrate characteristics
  • Common and species names
  • Biology, anatomy, habitats and survival skills
  • Features on animal behavior
  • Accurate labeled illustrations and maps.

This richly illustrated, authoritative reference will capture readers' imagination and provide hours of discovery. It is ideal for home and school where it will be especially useful for reports.

Bio:

Dr. Douglas Palmer is a science writer and academic currently teaching at Cambridge University. He is the author of several books on science, geology and prehistory.

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Contents
Ancient Worlds

    Geological Timeline
    Formation of the Planet
    Beginning of Life
    The Ediacaran Period
    Cambrian Explosion
    Late Cambrian Period
    The Ordovician Period
    The Silurian Period
    The Devonian Period
    The Carboniferous Age
    The Permian Age
    The Triassic Period
    The Jurassic Period
    The Cretaceous Period
    After the Dinosaurs
Fish
    The First Vertebrates
    Jawless Fish
    Cartilaginous Fish
    Spiny Sharks and Armored Fish
    Primitive Ray-Finned Fish
    Modern Ray-Finned Fish
    Lobe-Finned Fish
Amphibians
    Early Tetrapods Lepospondyls
Early Reptiles
    What Were the Early Reptiles?
    A Reptile Family Tree
    The First Reptiles
    Mammals and Extinct Early Relatives
    Triassic Times
    Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins
    Lizards and Snakes
    Placodonts and Nothosaurs
    Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs
    Focus on Sea Creatures
    Early Ruling Reptiles
    Crocodiles
    Flying Reptiles
    Focus on Flying Reptiles
Dinosaurs
    What Was a Dinosaur?
    A Dinosaur Family Tree
    Ceratosaurs
    Tetanurans
    Jurassic Times
    Bird Relatives
    Ostrich Dinosaurs
    Tyrannosaurs
    Focus on Feeding
    Prosauropods
    Focus on Fossils
    Sauropods
    Focus on Discovering Dinosaurs
    Boneheads and Other Plant Eaters
    Hypsilophodonts
    Iguanodonts
    Focus on Family Life
    Duckbilled Dinosaurs
    Stegosaurs
    Cretaceous Times
    Armored Dinosaurs
    Horned Dinosaurs
    Why Did the Dinosaurs Disappear?
Avian Dinosaurs
    Birds
Synapsids
    Pelycosaurs
    Therapsids
Mammals
    What is a Mammal?
    Primitive Mammals
    Marsupials
    Glyptodonts, Anteaters, Armadillos, and Sloths
    Insectivores and Creodonts
    Mustelids and Bears
    Dogs and Hyenas
    Cats and Mongooses
    Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses
    Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises
    Early Rooters and Browsers
    Elephants and Mastodonts
    South American Hoofed Mammals
    Horses
    Tapirs and Brontotheres
    Rhinoceroses
    Swine and Hippopotamuses
    Oreodonts and Early Horned Browsers
    Camels
    Giraffes, Deer, and Cattle
    Rodents, Rabbits, and Hares
    Lemurs and Monkeys
    Apes
    Humans
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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