Famous Dinosaurs of Africa

Although African dinosaurs make a significant contribution to palaeontology, they are often omitted from books in favour of better-known species like T. Rex. But their fossils have been discovered across the continent – from the Sahara Desert and the dusty plains of Kenya and Tanzania to the sandstone flats of the Karoo – and they are no less magnificent or fascinating than their 'celebrity' cousins. Famous dinosaurs of Africa is written for children, but has broad appeal for anyone interested in learning more about dinosaurs. A brief general introduction is followed by short chapters on dinosaur species, among them those that were fish-eating, sociable, predatory, etc, as well as those that were cannibals, and the biggest meat-eating dinosaur of all time – the thread being that they all come from Africa. Details are given about where they were found, the meaning of their scientific names, and their size and diet. Spectacular, colourful illustrations bring the creatures vividly to life; photographs, maps and line drawings further illustrate the subject, while 'Unsolved' and 'Up close' panels add to the intrigue.
Author:
Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Format:
Paperback

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Although African dinosaurs make a significant contribution to palaeontology, they are often omitted from books in favour of better-known species like T. Rex. But their fossils have been discovered across the continent – from the Sahara Desert and the dusty plains of Kenya and Tanzania to the sandstone flats of the Karoo – and they are no less magnificent or fascinating than their 'celebrity' cousins. Famous dinosaurs of Africa is written for children, but has broad appeal for anyone interested in learning more about dinosaurs. A brief general introduction is followed by short chapters on dinosaur species, among them those that were fish-eating, sociable, predatory, etc, as well as those that were cannibals, and the biggest meat-eating dinosaur of all time – the thread being that they all come from Africa. Details are given about where they were found, the meaning of their scientific names, and their size and diet. Spectacular, colourful illustrations bring the creatures vividly to life; photographs, maps and line drawings further illustrate the subject, while 'Unsolved' and 'Up close' panels add to the intrigue.

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Author:
Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Publisher:
Random House Struik
Illustrator:
Luis Rey
Imprint:
Struik Nature
ISBN:
9781770075887
Audience:
Children
Pages:
64
Width (mm):
215
Length (mm):
280
Weight (g):
362

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A winner for kids and adults!

This book is super and interesting and the format is lovely. My two girls love it and it is good to read a book with a focus on Africa rather than the northern hemisphere dinosaurs.

Famous Dinosaurs of Africa - a feast for the mind

My sons are crazy about this book. It is 'eye-candy' for every child who has expressed an interest in dinosaurs. As I've discovered, the adults will love it too!

Wonderfull book for chindren and adults!

It is a must have a book for any child in Africa and world. What an exiting book!

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