CAMILLA DE LA BEDOYERE was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books. ROB COLSON is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths and science titles. Previous titles as author: Wayland: Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts).
This handsome, highly illustrated guide to dinosaurs demonstrates how much of our knowledge of prehistoric animals comes from the remains they left behind as fossils. On alternate double page spreads are illustrations of complete dinosaur skeletons, labelled with interesting pieces of information alongside longer text panels. There are colour illustrations too of the dinosaurs as they might have looked – much brighter and more colourful than we used to think. The book covers everything from early fish and trilobites to relatively recent creatures such as mammoths, on earth only 40,000 years ago, with particularly dramatic sections on early predators. An appendix includes a useful timeline and glossary. ~ Andrea Reece
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