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We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery – the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two- and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs – The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs. The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, and evolution to astronomy and even Native American and Chinese myth. Fascinating facts abound:
- Giganotosaurus was longer, two tons heavier, and had bigger jaws than T. Rex.
- The poison-spitting Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park wasn't actually venomous at all.
- Because of its bizarre single-clawed hands, scientists now believe Mononykus was a prehistoric predecessor of the anteater!
Illustrations on virtually every page, true to the latest findings, bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory.
As a small boy in the early 1980s nothing seemed more exciting to Keiron Pim than a visit to the Natural History Museum, where he would gaze up at the Diplodocus skeleton and later depart clutching some little dinosaur-related memento: an eraser shaped like Stegosaurus, a lurid poster of a Jurassic scene, or a book crammed with dino-facts. It would have blown his four-year-old mind to know that thirty years later a book on dinosaurs would be his first publication. Keiron, married with three young daughters, is a writer and journalist based in Norfolk, England.
"Remarkably all-encompassing and superbly illustrated [...] a fascinating tome that will appeal to children and adults."
– Huffington Post