272 pages, 300 colour Illustrations
A dinosaur reference for children ages 7-10, The National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia includes every dinosaur ever discovered (some are known by only a single tooth or bone) and will feature 75 dinosaurs that scientists have sufficient information about to go into detail. The book is broken into sections by period: Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous. It will include spreads on individual dinosaurs, features such as How We Know What They Looked Like, Baby Dinosaurs, How We Know How They Acted, Dinosaur Discoverers, Great Dinosaur Goofs, How a Fossil Is Made, and Things We Might Never Know About Dinosaurs.
Every dinosaur also has a fact box including information such as Scientific name, Discoverer, Length, Place and date of discovery (or discoveries), Habitat, Diet, Fossils, Fun Facts, and Range Map. In short, The National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia will include everything an 8-year-old fact hound needs to lord it over his parents and teachers, all beautifully and accessibly presented.
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Don Lessem is a premier dinosaur populariser. A former animal behaviourist who began his dinosaur studies as a Journalism Fellow at MIT, he is the author of more than 20 dinosaur books for adults and children, advisor to Jurassic Park and Disney Dinosaur films, writer and host of NOVA and Discovery Channel programs, creator of several traveling dinosaur museum exhibits, and dinosaur columnist for Highlights Magazine. His most popular travelling exhibition, The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park toured America with attendance surpassing 3 million people, raising nearly $2 million for dinosaur research. Mr. Lessem has spent the last 15 years travelling the world in search of dinosaurs, from Mongolia to Arctic Alaska.