National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever (Read) author Don Lessem



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    This is a fantastic book that tells about dinosaurs so well I have always loved and been interested in dinosaurs so I picked this book uite easily It has references to every dinosaur known to man thus far so it is a huge book It is

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    1 of Lessem's worstmost overrated books 15Short version If you want the best encyclopedic dino book for casual readers get Holtz's Dinosaurs Despite its title Lessem's The Ultimate Dinopedia The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever I

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    I really like this book I had no idea that there were so many different species of dinosaurs The book is filled with specific detail about every kind of dinosaur that you can think of It gives descriptions of their appearan

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    Well organized and filled with information that is current and up to date

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    Large colorful illustrations easy to read what's not to like? Elementary age and older dinosaur enthusiasts will love it

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    Perfect

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    This book is jam packed with so many dinosaurs I don't think you'd need another book The graphics are fantastic and my 6 yea

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    Melissa NeeleyTitle Lessem D 2010 National geographic kids ultimate dinopedia The most complete dinosaur reference ever National Geographic SocietyType of Reference HandbookCall # J5679 LESSCost 2126Description This fact filled guide covers an array of topics related to dinosaurs while reinforcing important information literacy skills that e

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    Copyright date 2010To pair The Ultimate Dino pedia The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever with a fiction book I had to go on a little hunt I asked a local librarian for any suggestions She suggested Harry and the Dinosaurs say “Raahh” This fiction book is about a boy named Harry who has some dinosaurs In this particular book Harry has

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In the crowded field of dinosaur books this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10 those at the height of their enthusiasm for the prehistoric giants complete coverage of all the known dinosaursDon Lessem author of than 60 books most of them about dinosaurs teams up with Franco Tempesta a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style The exciting result is an accessible visually stunn. 1 of Lessem s worstmost overrated books 15Short version If you want the best encyclopedic dino book for casual readers get Holtz s Dinosaurs Despite its title Lessem s The Ultimate Dinopedia The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever Ie Dinopedia is a mixed bag at best a complete failure at worstLong version Read onYou could say Don Lessem is the Don Bluth of dinos Bluth s pre 1990 work is mostly good while his post 1990 work is mostly not so good The same goes for Lessem s pre post 2000 work respectively In my previous review I referred to Dinosaur Worlds as 1 of Lessem s bestmost underrated books This review is about Dinopedia 1 of Lessem s worstmost overrated books Overrated because it s popular than it should be Worst because of the reasons listed below1 Dinopedia is a mixed bag in terms of paleoart In fact it reminds me of Long s Feathered Dinosaurs uoting Miller I bought the book expecting a technical discussion of the animals discussed thereinbut was surprised to find beautiful paintings of uestionably restored dinosaurs but less beautiful uestionable For instance the dromaeosaurs range from being completely feathered Microraptor to lacking primaries Buitreraptor to lacking wing feathers altogether Velociraptor Deinonychus to being completely naked Utahraptor I could list the other things wrong with Dinopedia s paleoart but this review is running long Instead I ll refer you to Vincent s Ten Commandments for Dinosaur Collectibles which sums up everything wrong with said paleoart 2 Dinopedia is a confusing mess in terms of organization The 1st section Ie DISCOVERING DINOSAURS is a mess because it s scattered all over with no apparent rhyme or reason Eg Dinosaur Worlds Dinosaur Habitats Other Animals From Dinosaur Time should be together but are at opposite ends of said section The 2nd 3rd sections Ie THE MEAT EATERS THE PLANT EATERS respectively are confusing because each begins with a seemingly contradictory version of the Dinosaur Family Tree on pages 22 23 1 with only non therizinosaur theropods 1 with all dinos except non therizinosaur theropods respectively no explanation of why I m not saying that there s 1 right way to organize a dino book However there should be logical transitions between the chapters the chapters should flow into each other3 Dinopedia is a confusing mess in terms of taxonomy In fact it reminds me of GSPaul s The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs uoting Switek In many cases Paul lumps several species or genera of dinosaurs into one genus although the criteria do not appear to be consistent For example Paul lumps the significantly different horned dinosaurs Styracosaurus and Pachyrhinosaurus into the genus Centrosaurus whileas an extension of one of his own recent papershe splits minutely different dinosaurs previous grouped under Iguanodon into separate genera such as Dollodon and Mantellisaurus but with lumping less splitting For instance the dromaeosaur family is used to encompass every coelurosaur that isn t a tyrannosaur an ornithomimosaur a therizinosaur or a bird as well as some non coelurosaurs Eg The carnosaur Xuanhanosaurus the chimeric archosaur Protoavis the ankylosaur Struthiosaurus Again I could list the other things wrong with Dinopedia s taxonomy but this review is running long Instead I ll refer you to SpongeBobFossilPants Dinosaur Taxonomy From A 2010 Kids Encyclopedia which sums up everything wrong with said taxonomy 4 Dinopedia is a complete failure in terms of completeness especially when compared to Holtz s Dinosaurs It s claimed that Dinopedia is the most complete dinosaur reference ever However while Holtz keeps updates on Supplementary Information for Holtz s Dinosaurs when parts of his book become outdated Lessem does no such thing for his book Therefore Dinopedia will never be as complete as Holtz s Dinosaurs Even if you compare said books at the time of publication Dinopedia still fails in the following ways It s claimed that the incredible Dino Dictionary lists almost every dinosaur genus ever known However I only counted 683 dino genera 2 Mesozoic birds 681 non bird dinos in Dinopedia Compare that to the 801 dino genera 108 Mesozoic birds 693 non bird dinos in Holtz s Dinosaurs Last I checked almost every all but a negligible percentage 15% of dino genera is definitely NOT negligible It s claimed that the most current research and thinking is all here However Dinopedia fails to cover many dino related subjects Eg Rocks and Environment Bringing Dinosaurs to Life The Science of Dinosaur Art Taxonomy Why Do Dinosaurs Have Such Strange Names Evolution Descent with Modification those that are covered are done so in an insufficient manner Sometimes it simplifies things to the point of being meaningless This happens mostly in the main text but also in the sidebar text Eg See the Lessem uote Notice that it fails to mention either Sinosauropteryx the 1st non bird dino to be found with evidence of color or melanosomes the evidence of color Other times it s just plain wrong This happens mostly in the sidebar text but also in the main text Eg On page 20 not only does it wrongly claim that the first animals came up on land 300 MYA but in doing so contradicts the sidebar text on the same pageDon t take my word for it though Google Supplementary Information for Holtz s Dinosaurs read the reviews for yourselfEven if you only read THE TABS the FACT BOXES you ll see that there s an average of at least 1 or 2 factual errors per page in Dinopedia a 272 page bookuoting Lessem Fossils generally give no information about the outer appearance of animals So until very recently scientists had no idea what color dinosaurs might have been But a fossil of Anchiornis p 216 a newly discovered chicken sized meat eater from China contained a surprise Anchiornis s fossils were very well preserved so its feathers survived They showed black and white wings and a reddish head Many feathers were studied to reveal the animal s color pattern The picture to the left shows what this meat eater might have looked like

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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Dinopedia The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever

Ed Like Baby Dinosaurs Great Dinosaur Goofs and much Every featured dino gets a fact box that delivers important information at a glance Scientific Name Discoverer Place and Date of Discovery Length Habitat Diet Fossils Fun Facts and Range Map This book provides in fabulously illustrated kid friendly form all the information an 8 year old fact hound needs to lord that knowledge over parents and teacher. dinosaur train theme song

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Ing book that’s packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and familiesThe Ultimate Dinopedia is organized by the periods that are well known to young enthusiasts Triassic Jurassic and Cretaceous It includes almost every dinosaur ever discovered and highlights 125 species that scientists know sufficiently to describe in rich detail Special features include How We Know What They Look. Perfect