Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time

Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time

by National Museum of Natural History, Blake Edgar

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Overview

A fun, pocket-sized book presenting the remarkable dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed Earth billions of years ago

Smithsonian Dinosaurs and Other Amazing Creatures from Deep Time traces the journey of life on Earth from its origins some 4.6 billion years ago. Beginning with the first evidence of life in the form of single-celled microbes, it moves through the Cambrian era's explosion of biodiversity around 540 million years ago through the mass extinction event 252 million years ago that cleared the stage for the first turtles, pterosaurs, and other dinosaurs and mammals of the Triassic era. It offers a rare look at some of the world's most fascinating creatures: from sauropods, the largest creatures to ever walk the land, to the top carnivorous predator Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as the mastodons, saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, walrus-whales, and other beasts that seem outlandish to us now. Profiling these and many other fascinating creatures throughout prehistory, the book is sure to delight young dinosaur enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588346629
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 462,862
File size: 185 MB
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Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. It is one of the Smithsonian's most highly visited museums, averaging 7 million visits annually.

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