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From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth.

Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world.

To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution and how that story can be deciphered.

The "Young Earth" chapter explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book, "Life on Earth," lays out and catalogs the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to the present.

The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.

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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK''s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot''s Guides series.

https://www.dk.com/

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Momto5
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Amazing book
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
This is a really big nice hardcover book full of colorful pictures and tons of information. My autistic 11 year old is enthralled by it.
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Silver Skyeye 31
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A potentially excellent book, a must have for your library.
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2019
The quality of the book received was very poor, the spine covering has separated from the books binding and is a major defect that has to be repaired or re-glued. On the plus side, the books content is awesomely beautiful and a worthy addition to one''s personal library.... See more
The quality of the book received was very poor, the spine covering has separated from the books binding and is a major defect that has to be repaired or re-glued. On the plus side, the books content is awesomely beautiful and a worthy addition to one''s personal library. after repairs i will be using it for reference,, leisure, and educating.
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Sara
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Educational
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
Awesome book. Wanted something educational about dinosaurs but geared toward adults, not children. It was proven hard to find but this was exactly what I was looking for!
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Ashley M.
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Beautiful Book but packaging could have been a lot better.
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019
The book a beautiful and will make my dinosaur obsessed son happy. I knocked off two stars because of how the packaging was done. The book is very heavy and was put in the box too big for the book with barely any padding. The spine to the book is damaged in a few places as... See more
The book a beautiful and will make my dinosaur obsessed son happy. I knocked off two stars because of how the packaging was done. The book is very heavy and was put in the box too big for the book with barely any padding. The spine to the book is damaged in a few places as well as a hole in the back cover. For a book that cost quite a bit. Would have expected better packaging to ensure less damage.
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John Yeara
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Shipping and packing extremely lacking!
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2020
I don''t want any of my negative feedback to affect the quality of the information contained in this text. That being said, when I pay that much money for a text I don''t expect it to come damaged. I included a picture very disappointed The box didn''t even contain any packing... See more
I don''t want any of my negative feedback to affect the quality of the information contained in this text. That being said, when I pay that much money for a text I don''t expect it to come damaged. I included a picture very disappointed The box didn''t even contain any packing material to help protect the book I don''t know if the tear in the binding happened before it was shipped or after. But it was interesting that in the same order of four items, three of them were damaged. The other one was a pickaxe and I''m imagining that was the reason that it wasn''t damaged.
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BoodlesBecky
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Son Loves
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020
I had the earlier DK book on prehistoric life for my son and he loved it. He says this is an expanded version and he''s so happy with it. He often takes it to school to discuss with classmates or just for his own study in his free time. DK books are always very well done and... See more
I had the earlier DK book on prehistoric life for my son and he loved it. He says this is an expanded version and he''s so happy with it. He often takes it to school to discuss with classmates or just for his own study in his free time. DK books are always very well done and this is no exception. They make great gifts for kids if they are interested in a particular subject. This is one you could buy on top of other DK books you have on this subject and there is new information from what my son says in this one so he''s quite content with another book on prehistoric life.
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Amgray93
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Beautiful illustrations and comprehensive encyclopedia
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020
I got this book as a Christmas gift for my brother, who is very passionate about paleontology. It is a marvelous visual encyclopedia of prehistoric creatures, filled with up to date information on the latest findings of the paleontology world, and includes beautiful... See more
I got this book as a Christmas gift for my brother, who is very passionate about paleontology. It is a marvelous visual encyclopedia of prehistoric creatures, filled with up to date information on the latest findings of the paleontology world, and includes beautiful illstrations and an exceptionally organized layout. I think experts and hobbyists alike will be pleased by this visual encyclopedia.
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borncountry
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Wonderful, detailed book
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2021
We were afraid this book might be a little advanced for our 10 year old grandson, but he was delighted with it, and he is obsessed with dinosaurs. Not the childish kind, but he loves to research the history and behavior patterns of them. The book is good quality and will,... See more
We were afraid this book might be a little advanced for our 10 year old grandson, but he was delighted with it, and he is obsessed with dinosaurs. Not the childish kind, but he loves to research the history and behavior patterns of them. The book is good quality and will, I''m sure, stand up to years of use. Overall, I am very happy with it, as was our grandson.
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Sev
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A must buy for the Prehistoric era/ Dinosaurs lovers !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2021
I have been looking for a nice book about dinosaurs and beautiful illustrations (a must for me) and this is STUNNING !! Absolutely delighted with this: can be a beautiful gift to anyone into dinosaurs and the prehistoric era. Covers geology, marine life, fossils etc... a...See more
I have been looking for a nice book about dinosaurs and beautiful illustrations (a must for me) and this is STUNNING !! Absolutely delighted with this: can be a beautiful gift to anyone into dinosaurs and the prehistoric era. Covers geology, marine life, fossils etc... a well. A specialized book with more than 400 pages, tons of photos, so the amount of text is not overwhelming as a matter of fact. Illustrations are breathtaking! Not really for small kids unless they are really into the subject, as they will grow with the book ( which is the kind that you keep for years and years, if not for life!)
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Boz
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Awesome.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 27, 2019
Incredible book! So much more than I was expecting. The title is misleading though less than half the book covers the period of time when dinosaurs ruled the world it''s a history of life on earth really and all the better for it! It''s a huge book so the dino section is...See more
Incredible book! So much more than I was expecting. The title is misleading though less than half the book covers the period of time when dinosaurs ruled the world it''s a history of life on earth really and all the better for it! It''s a huge book so the dino section is still very impressive with some fantastic imagery. I paid about 15 pounds for my copy and consider it to be fantastic value for money well done Dorling Kindersley!
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Peter S
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A superb survey of natural history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2020
This book provides a truly comprehensive natural history of the Earth in as well-organised and systematic fashion. This is not a book for very young children as concepts relating to continental drift, plant evolution, mass extinctions and classifications of species and...See more
This book provides a truly comprehensive natural history of the Earth in as well-organised and systematic fashion. This is not a book for very young children as concepts relating to continental drift, plant evolution, mass extinctions and classifications of species and sub-species would prove challenging. However it is a superbly illustrated and authoritatively compiled reference source for the serious student or enthusiast. "Dinosaurs" are being milked for their marketing value as they occupy a relatively brief segment of this volume - even allowing for their continuation in the form of present day birds.
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Otterly Discerning
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Fantastic book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2019
Pre-ordered this months ago, and it was worth the wait. Lots of pictures, profiles and information. Also bang up to date. Beautiful book and would make a great gift for any prehistoric life mad person, adult or child.
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celtic666
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Great book but delivered damaged
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 24, 2020
The book is massive, both figuratively and literally (it is 2.5 kg). It spans all prehistoric periods from the first life on Earth to the appearance of humans and covers plants and animals alike. Dinosaurs are just one of the groups featured. I guess they were the rock...See more
The book is massive, both figuratively and literally (it is 2.5 kg). It spans all prehistoric periods from the first life on Earth to the appearance of humans and covers plants and animals alike. Dinosaurs are just one of the groups featured. I guess they were the rock stars of prehistory and that is why the book is called "Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life" instead of just "Prehistoric Life", which would be a more fitting title. The only issue I have is the state in which the book was delivered - it is chipped a few centimetres from the top right corner (pictures attached). That''s a shame for the damage spoils the otherwise great quality - not the best look for a coffee table book. Anyway, since I have been waiting for more than a month to get the book (the first time the order got lost), I would not bother returning it.
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