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Dougal Dixon

Autor(a) de After Man: A Zoology of the Future

224 Works 4,842 Membros 36 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a master of science degree in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized mostrar mais authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the United Kingdom. His books include After Man: A Zoology of the Future, The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, and Time Exposure (aka The Age of Dinosaurs). He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Dougal Dixon

After Man: A Zoology of the Future (1981) 643 cópias, 7 resenhas
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future (1990) 222 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Complete Book of Dinosaurs (2006) 189 cópias, 2 resenhas
The New Dinosaurs: An Alternative Evolution (1988) 188 cópias, 1 resenha
My Little Book of Dinosaurs (2014) 151 cópias
The First Dinosaurs (1987) 140 cópias
The Jurassic Dinosaurs (1987) 127 cópias, 1 resenha
Natural Disasters (1996) 105 cópias
Secrets of the Deep (DK Revealed) (2003) 84 cópias, 1 resenha
The Last Dinosaurs (1987) 71 cópias
The Future is Wild (2002) 70 cópias, 1 resenha
Dinosaurs (Face to Face) (2008) 66 cópias
If Dinosaurs Were Alive Today (2007) 65 cópias, 2 resenhas
Dragons (Face to Face) (2009) 60 cópias
Dougal Dixon's Dinosaurs (1993) 50 cópias, 1 resenha
Dinosaurs Revealed (2003) 45 cópias, 1 resenha
Dinosaurs: A Closer Look (1992) 36 cópias
Dinosaurs in the Sea (2001) 32 cópias
Dinosaurs: The Real Monsters (1992) 26 cópias
Dinosaurs (Explorers) (2010) 25 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ice Age (1985) 23 cópias
Geography facts (1992) 21 cópias
All About Dinosaurs (2008) 19 cópias
Dinosaurs (2002) 18 cópias
Dinosaurs (Little Gems) (1996) 18 cópias
Be a Fossil Detective (1988) 17 cópias
Secrets of the earth (1986) 15 cópias
The Pocket Book of Dinosaurs (2004) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
Early Life - Prehistoric World (2006) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
City Bear (2004) 14 cópias
Gorilla Mountain (2004) 13 cópias
Hurricane Destruction (2004) 13 cópias
Earthquake Emergency (1637) 13 cópias
Big Cat Summer (2004) 12 cópias
Volcano Evacuation (2004) 12 cópias
Dinosaurs - (1993) 11 cópias
Orangutan Rescue (2004) 11 cópias
Mountains (1984) 10 cópias
Dinosaurs (Discovery) (1995) 8 cópias
Geology (1982) 8 cópias
Jungles (Closer Look at) (1984) 7 cópias
Forests (Picture Atlas) (1984) 6 cópias
Forest Fire (2004) 6 cópias
Beginner's Guide to Geology (2000) 6 cópias
The Changing Earth (1992) 6 cópias
Amazing Dinosaurs (Dinosaur Shape Books) (2009) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Dinosaurs (I Want to Know About) (2012) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Les dinosaures (2005) 4 cópias
Geography (1984) 3 cópias
PREHISTORIC REPTILES (1984) 2 cópias
Inside Dino Dig (2007) 2 cópias
Plant-eating dinosaurs (2010) 2 cópias
Earth Facts (1993) 2 cópias
The mammoth's tomb (2003) 2 cópias
The age of dinosaurs (1993) 2 cópias
Feltgeologi (1993) 2 cópias
The Big Book of the Earth (1991) 2 cópias
Quando as Baleias Caminhavam (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
VIDA EN EL TRIASICO,LA (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Rochas e Minerais (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
New Dinosaur Library (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Geografía (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
La Prehistoria (Spanish Edition) (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Le village fantôme (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Vida prehistorica 1 exemplar(es)
Skräcködlornas värld (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Objevení Tyrannosaura rexe (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Et si les Dinosaures revenaient ? (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Prehistoric skies (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Forests (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
La vida en el Cretácico (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Woestijnen (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Dino Dots (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
La planète terre 1 exemplar(es)
Dinosaurs (Close Up) 1 exemplar(es)

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This book presumes to give a sense of what life will be like 50 million years after humanity has left or has become extinct on earth. Because the content comes from a biologist, the masses think this is good content. It's laughably contrived. In history, the most prolific life forms on this planet has been insects. Good luck finding anything on the future evolution of insects in this book. Or how about the future shape and nature of fish? We see an Orca-like mammal and that's where it stops. Oceans and water life are mostly overlooked, other than where it fits the comfort zone of the author, which is small furry animals.

And that's where the book really falls apart.

Nature in all its splendor has a vivid imagination and incredible solutions to every conceivable environment. The author in this novel thinks everything will be much like his small home town of Wareham, Massachusetts, where there are mostly deer, rabbits, some wild cats and other similar creatures. As a result all future life will look and resemble something like one of those. The variations either have horns, longer legs, or some other such minor deviation. This ridiculous lack of imagination goes so far that even in dessert climates there will be plenty of your cuddly mammals traipsing around, they just won't have any hair (e.g. the hairless kangaroo).
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TheCriticalTimes | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 1, 2024 |
A really interesting idea, well executed. The explanations of the ecosystems and the way they were filled seem plausible to me (a complete amateur, to be fair) and the illustrations, which range from uncanny valley to outright horror, have enough cohesiveness to suggest a real world.
 
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NickEdkins | outras 6 resenhas | May 27, 2023 |
This is a decent introduction for those who didn't go to university (or yet to go, or just started) for geology and aren't afraid of some technical language. Sections cover what kind of gear is essential for the amateur or the professional geologist, concepts about major geological phenomena like plate tectonics and rock cycles, as well as written and photographic details of common rock and mineral types so you know where to find and identify them.

The Practical Geologist would be most useful as the start of a reference library. More details are needed to confidently identify rocks and minerals or be able to iterate how they got to be where they are found--basically, complement this book with field guides and read more books. In addition, follow this book's advice and supplement your library with your own geology field journals and local maps.

Ultimately this book fulfills it's purpose: it's a practical introduction--an introduction to build on.
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leah_markum | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 28, 2022 |
Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, swam in the seas, and flew in the air some two hundred fifty-two million years ago, and still, they still spark the imagination. What did the dinosaurs look like?

Each double-page spread in this book is devoted to one of eleven particular Jurassic dinosaurs and includes basic information, a brief description of the dinosaur’s characteristics and its natural habitat, and a photograph of the dinosaur. The photographs are of lifelike dinosaur models showing what the dinosaurs looked like in their natural surroundings.

A listing of fun facts about dinosaurs, suggested books for further reading, a list of new words, and an index/pronunciation guide all follow the entries.

The target audience for this book is the young reader in third or fourth grade, ages eight through ten. Part of Scholastic’s New Dinosaur Library Series, this informative book is sure to be a favorite with young dinosaur fans.

Highly recommended.
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jfe16 | Nov 28, 2020 |

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Obras
224
Membros
4,842
Popularidade
#5,186
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
36
ISBNs
603
Idiomas
13
Favorito
3

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