Famous Dinosaurs of Africa

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Penguin Random House South Africa, 2008 - Dinosaurs - 64 pages
Although African dinosaurs make a significant contribution to palaeontology, they are often omitted from books in favor 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, colorful 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. With a large, pullout poster, this is a most attractive and inspirational book.

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About the author (2008)

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, a distinguished scientist and palaeobiologist, is a global expert on the microscopic structure of fossil bones. Among her many achievements, she holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town, and president of the Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering. In 2005, she received the lsquo;Distinguished Woman in Sciencersquo; award from the Department of Science and Technology. She is widely published in academic journals and popular media. This is her first childrenrsquo;s book Luis V. Rey is an illustrator, painter, sculptor and author. A full-time palaeo-artist, his digital paintings of dinosaurs have appeared in many publications and his work has been featured in exhibitions in the USA and UK. Of Spanish-Mexican heritage, he lives and works in London.

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