The World of the Dinosaurs - Dougal Dixon

The World of the Dinosaurs

By Dougal Dixon

  • Release Date: 2011-10-12
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings


This fascinating book charts the evolution of the dinosaurs and shows how different species developed and adapted in response to the changing world landscape, climate and available food sources. A clear illustrative chart explains dinosaur ancestry and evolutionary lines of all of these creatures, and lavish anatomical illustrations show the main differences between the major groups of dinosaurs. The book covers fossil finds, environments in which prehistoric beasts lived, and 50 profiles of the most well known dinosaurs. Each entry is presented with a description of its body shape and size, lifestyle, period of time in which it lived and evolutionary line, and is illustrated with precise portraits according to the latest scientific understanding. Dougal Dixon began his career as a geological consultant for a publishing company in 1973, nurturing a special interest in fossils and evolution. He is now a full-time writer specializing in earth sciences and has written many children's books and encylopedia with a special interest in dinosaurs. He has made several television appearances and acted as a consultant and animator for a video programme about dinosaurs.
This book covers fossil finds, environments in which prehistoric beasts lived, and 50 profiles of the most well known dinosaurs. 


  • Dinosaur Excellence

    By Invadermac
    This is a very beautifully painted delightful information source. The information is easy to follow, not overwhelmingly scientific and straight forward-Not just for scientists. I've read Dixon's alternate & future evolution books which are some of the most entertaining "science" books I've read, and his straight dinosaur work here is great as well.
  • Only half!

    By Paleodoc
    This is a very good book in text, but only about half is presented here. All of the anatomical and evolutionary text is there, but many of the individual Dino's are gone. The book runs a couple hundred pages, but only 91 are given. If a second part was available this would be a great bargain. The book is fantastic because it provides a great deal of general info and characteristics of many obscure/ recently described forms. However, you only get half of them with this app. More book, more stars.
  • Good.

    By Benny 2345
    More info!