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The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures


Silver Dolphin
Available: 04/01/17
10.8 x 14.8 · 80 pages
Ages 8 years and up
CDN $26.50 · cl

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Tom Jackson

illustrated by Rudolf Farkas

The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures takes young readers back millions of years to the Age of Dinosaurs, showcasing 36 incredible animals with rich, colorful illustrations and interesting facts. From the savage Velociraptor and the terrifying Allosaurus to the soaring Pterodactylus and deep-diving Ichthyosaurus, all types of prehistoric creatures are presented in stunning detail. Fact boxes list the location where each animal's fossils were found, the meaning of its name, its size, and other key characteristics. The magnificent creatures of the prehistoric world are waiting to be discovered on these pages.

Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more, covering everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working in zoos and as a conservationist. He's mucked out polar bears and fed the penguins, planted trees in Somerset, surveyed Vietnamese jungle and rescued wildlife from drought in Africa. Writingjobs have also taken him to the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Today, Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children, and can be found mostly in the attic.
Rudolf Farkas is from Hungary and his artwork can be seen in the galleries of Budapest, but the majority of his work is displayed around the world. Over the past few years his illustrations have been published in more than 40 books and even more magazines. His work focuses mainly on traditional and realistic imagery. Rudolf's attention to detail and use of painting techniques is very effective and this results in spectacular images. As he lives in the city (London), he expresses his love of animals through his artworks.