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Tyrannosaurus Rex Prehistoric Beasts Uncovered - King of the Dinosaurs

Written by Dougal Dixon

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June 2018 Non-Fiction Book of the Month |   Dinosaurs are endlessly fascinating for children and this new book, one of a series, uses the latest research and scientific discoveries to bring young readers right up to date on the tyrant lizard king. For example, it explains how the study of ‘muscle scars’ on T.rex bones dramatically changed our understanding of how the animal stood and moved; it includes photos of fossilised scaly skin from an adult T.rex discovered only in 2017, and examines the evidence for T.rex having feathers or bristles too; and it shows how comparing scans of T.rex skulls and brain cases with those of modern animals tell us lots about its sense of smell (good) and vision (possibly very good). A Science in Action section explains the different processes involved in excavations. Full colour throughout and with a useful glossary, this will inspire young palaeontologists.   ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Publisher Ruth Owen:  I love science and I love dinosaurs – so it was a fantastic opportunity to work with author and palaeontologist, Dougal Dixon, to create and publish our new series. It was also fascinating to work with the artists, from around the world, who created the life-like 3D artworks of the animals featured in the series. Every year new fossil discoveries are made, or advancements in technology allow us to gather more evidence from bones that were dug from the ground decades ago. This means the books are just jam-packed with the latest information on these incredible animals. From seeing T. rex skin for the first time, to an investigation that recreated T. rex’s sinister, blood-curdling sounds, I was learning new things every day. I didn’t want the project to end and I hope that readers have as much fun reading the books as we did making them!

The Prehistoric Beast Uncovered series includes;

Tyrannosaurus Rex - King of the Dinosaurs

Megaladon - The Largest Shark That Ever Lived

Triceratops - The Dinosaur Built to Do Battle

Titanosaur - The Giant Earth Shaking Dinosaur


Tyrannosaurus Rex Prehistoric Beasts Uncovered - King of the Dinosaurs Synopsis

Think you know everything there is to know about T.rex? Think again! Was this huge carnivore a hunter or a scavenger? Could its powerful jaws really crush a car? And how big was a baby T. rex? Drawing on the latest research and most recent discoveries worldwide, this fantastic new book uncovers and explores the life of one of the fiercest beasts to ever walk the Earth.

Readers will get to indulge their love of all things dinosaur with page after page of specially commissioned
artworks, diagrams and facts. Each book also contains a Behind the Facts section where readers can discover how paleontologists and other scientists discovered the information featured in the book. From digging up fossils in scorching deserts to creating CGI reconstructions, each book will bring STEM to life for young readers, showing just how science, maths and technology are helping us uncover the world of the dinosaurs!

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ISBN: 9781911341758
Publication date: 30/04/2018
Publisher: Ruby Tuesday Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781911341758
Publication date: 30th April 2018
Author: Dougal Dixon
Publisher: Ruby Tuesday Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Dinosaurs, Fascinating Facts
Recommendations: Books of the Month
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books,

About Dougal Dixon

Dougal Dixon studied geology and paleogeography at the University of St Andrews. He is an award-winning author specialising in the earth sciences and evolution with many children's books and encyclopaedias to his name. He has acquired a reputation for putting over the concepts in a totally novel way. Along these lines his most notable books are After Man: A Zoology of the Future in which he explained the workings of evolution by postulating the types of animals that may evolve in times to come, and The New Dinosaurs, in which he described the zoogeography ...

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