Profiles from a Lost World
Illustrated by Riccardo Frapiccini
978-1-62795-183-8 | Hardcover | 224 pages | 9.25″ x 12.75″
List Price: $35.00
Who isn’t fascinated by dinosaurs? These strange reptiles have awed us ever since their fossils were first identified as the bones of creatures from the distant past. For millions of years, dinosaurs ruled the prehistoric world. And now, millions of years after their mass extinction, they continue to rule our imaginations. But how did dinosaurs live, what did they eat, how did they move about, and what were the differences between their families? Fossil expert and consultant to the Jurassic World movie franchise Riley Black answers all these questions and more for 72 specific dinosaurs. There’s also an introduction to the different prehistoric periods of dinosaur development, and a guide to the various groups of dinosaurs.
The astonishing illustrations are by Riccardo Frapiccini, who has combined his photographic, engineering and drawing skills to produce original pictures of the lost species as though they were “face-to-face” with the reader. The latest research offered in a lively manner that will appeal to young and old alike, this book is for everyone who is fascinated by dinosaurs. And that’s all of us.
Riley Black has written for Wired, National Geographic, and Scientific American magazines. The author of several highly awarded books, she has always had an insightful perspective on dinosaur history and science. When not writing about fossils, Riley searches for them with museum and university crews. Riccardo Frapicinni is a graphic designer with a passion for nature and paleontology. Thanks to his creativity and his engineering studies, he is able to produce surprisingly realistic illustrations. His detailed artwork allows readers to feel that they are actually coming into contact with the dinosaurs.