In this book, palaeontologist and ichthyosaur expert Dean R. Lomax takes a close look at our pets, from guinea pigs to cats to horses, and – as if they were furry time machines – uses fossil facts to trace them back to their prehistoric animal ancestors, with bright artwork, bags of humour and plenty of facts for readers to get their teeth into.
Incredible pop-ups bring you face-to-face with awesome ancient creatures, including a Velociraptor, a sabre-tooth cat and the giant snake Titanoboa. Full of fun facts about amazing animals and fascinating fossils.
Internationally recognised award-winning palaeontologist, presenter and author, Dean Lomax has travelled the globe excavating dinosaurs, and has described several new species of prehistoric reptile along the way. A Visiting Scientist at The University of Manchester, UK, Dean is passionate about communicating palaeontology and has presented on TV, including ITV's Dinosaur Britain. Author of several books, scientific papers and articles, Dean has a gold medal for excellence in science and he is also the patron of the UK Association of Fossil Hunters (UKAFH).
From astronauts and knights to vampires and dragons, Mike Love has a love for working with imagination and narrative. He has worked with publishers such as Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Orion, OUP and many more. Mike has a Master's Degree in Fine Art from the University of Aberystwyth.