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Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life

The Definitive Visual Guide

DK Publishing

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.


Conceived from the ground up to take advantage of this amazing new technology, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life brings this subject to life like never before, and offers an amazing range of interactive features, including:
• Video
• Interactive galleries
• Interactive images
• Specially designed 3-D models and skeletons
• Close-up details

Spanning the history of life on Earth from its first emergence over 3.8 million years ago to the rise of the human race, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life tells the incredible story of evolution in all its forms. Traveling through millions of years, this comprehensive reference book charts the appearance, development, and extinction of lifeforms throughout geological time, with hundreds of examples profiled and re-created in vivid illustrated detail. The ever-popular and always intriguing dinosaurs feature extensively, but Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life provides a complete overview of living things, also covering plants, invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life includes:
• Over 250 interactive and illustrated pages
• A comprehensive introduction to life on Earth
• Introductions to each period through geological time, including continental and climate changes
• Over 200 illustrated profiles, including almost 100 dinosaurs
• Hundreds of unique images and illustrations
• Specially commissioned digital 3-D artwork
• Dozens of specially photographed skeletons and fossils
• Timelines tracking the development of life on earth
• Overviews of key groups of animals and plants

DK - Dorling Kindersley - is an award-winning publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children. We produce books, ebooks, and apps for consumers in over 100 countries and 60 languages. Founded in London in 1974 we are enormously proud to be the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher. Everything we make strives to inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.


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Customer Reviews


After trying a couple of the other examples of the first iBook 2 books. I have to say that this is one of the best ones yet. Lots of content and information. There are interactive elements, pictures, videos and widgets - but they are not overused to look flashy but are there to enhance the text. Really impressed with this one - keep it up DK.


This book is great, its very interesting and educational. I would definitely recommend it.
But i've got a question for if the maker reads this, is there supposed to be music with the video or is normal that there isn't?
Wel either way it's very realistic and interesting to read.


After a first failure, the book loaded properly and is a joy to read. Educational, yes, but not just for children. The text is clear, concise, informative and in no way boring. The images, videos, 3Ds are what make an iPad touch book so different from the familiar paper variety. I'll be looking for more DK ebooks. The entertaining way to learn - at any age.

Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPad and Mac.
  • Category: Nature
  • Published: 19 January 2012
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Print Length: 259 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5.0 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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