The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods

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The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: The Natural History Museum Illustrations and other contents: More than 2,000 diagrams and drawings and more than 300 colour digital reconstructions. Language: English ISBN: 9780565094973 Categories: ,

Theropod dinosaurs ruled the planet for millions of years, with species ranging from the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex to feathered raptors no bigger than turkeys. The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: The Theropods is a stunningly illustrated guide packed with everything you could ever wish to know about theropods. This one-of-a-kind compendium features more than 3,000 records, covers some 750 theropod species, and includes a wealth of illustrations ranging from diagrams and technical drawings to full-colour reconstructions of specimens.

The book is divided into sections that put numerous amazing theropod facts at your fingertips. ‘Comparing Species’ reveals detailed size comparisons, how long ago they lived, and when they were discovered. ‘Mesozoic Calendar’ shows the positions of the continents at different geological time periods and reconstructions of creatures from each period. ‘Prehistoric Puzzle’ compares bones, teeth, and feathers while ‘Theropod Life’ uses vivid, user-friendly graphics to answer questions such as which dinosaur was the smartest and which had the most powerful bite. Other sections chart theropod distribution on the contemporary world map, provide comprehensive illustrated listings of footprints, compile the physical specifications of all known theropods and Mesozoic birds, and much more.

Weight1.85 kg

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Author Biography

Ruben Molina-Perez and Asier Larramendi are the founders and scientific directors of Eofauna, a company that creates scientifically accurate representations of prehistoric fauna. Molina-Perez specialises in biogeography, biometrics, and paleontology. Larramendi's work focuses on the comparative anatomy and functional morphology of extinct vertebrates.