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Tales in Time: The Man Who Walked Home and Other Stories
Peter Crowther, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Lewis Padgett, Garry Douglas Kilworth, James Tiptree Jr., Charles de Lint, Spider Robinson, Jack Finney, L. Sprague de Camp, Brian W. Aldiss, H.G. Wells
Progress: 27/284pages
Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3
Clive Barker
Progress: 98/507pages

The Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia

The Illustrated Dinosaur Encyclopedia - Barry Cox; R. J. G. Savage; Brian Gardiner; Colin Harrison

by Barry Cox, R. J. G. Savage, Brian Gardiner, Colin Harrison


You're never too old for dinosaurs.


This is a beautiful book with very professionally drawn full-color glossy illustrations on every page and all the scientific information that a student or researcher might look for.


The chapters are organised by species, separating fishes, amphibians, reptiles, ruling reptiles, birds, mammal-like retiles and actual mammals. Each entry starts with the name, era, locality and size of a typical example, followed by an overview of the species. The descriptions don't go into massive detail, but they do make all of them easily recognisable in case you fall into a jurassic world and wonder what's about to eat you.


The book is a wonderful reference volume and I could be tempted to get a physical copy just for the fantastic pictures.