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by Larry Felder,Jack Horner,John Colagrande

Category: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Science books
Author: Larry Felder,Jack Horner,John Colagrande
ISBN: 0737000899
ISBN13: 978-0737000894
Language: English
Publisher: Time Life Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)
Pages: 189
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Larry Felder's dinosaur paintings have near-photographic realism. The text, by Felder's high school teacher John Colagrande, is also exceptionally vivid

Larry Felder's dinosaur paintings have near-photographic realism. The lighting and angles of view are those of the wildlife photographer, not the static diorama. The text, by Felder's high school teacher John Colagrande, is also exceptionally vivid. It reads like a naturalist's exploration of a living world, not the catalogue of a museum: "Just as the wet season is winding down, and the rivers are at their highest, female phytosaurs take over the portions of the riverbank closest to the scrub cover of the flood plains as nesting areas.

Larry Felder's dinosaur paintings have near-photographic realism.

In the Presence of Dinosaurs is book that was published in 2000 by John Colagrande and Larry Felder

In the Presence of Dinosaurs is book that was published in 2000 by John Colagrande and Larry Felder. In the Presence of Dinosaurs focuses predominantly on the dinosaurs of North America over the course of five different time periods and details the flora, fauna, geology and geography of each time period in a manner akin to a naturalist's viewpoint. The book is divided into seven chapters, each supplemented with illustrations regarding the prominent animals and plants in each time and area.

Although it was published in 2000, I do not feel the book is dated. But what I like most about this book is that it supports the new thinking about dinosaurs that began in the late 60s. When I was a kid, my dinosaur books showed them to be slow, dull-witted, lumbering creatures, doomed to extinction.

Jack Horner called it "jet fuel for the imagination. This book is a true treasure. This is the best book on dinosaurs I've seen and both the artwork and text are stunning. I prefer this book to the book version of "Walking with dinosaurs". I can't think of a better description. I have not heard of Larry Felder before,but he has quickly become my favourite dinosaur painter. The way the book is made is as unique as the paintings. It is not an encyclopedia,but instead a book of wildlife on Earth. All in all a wonderful book for dinosaur and fossil lovers! Trust me, you'll like it!

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Larry Felder's dinosaur paintings have near-photographic realism 100 full-color oil paintings by highly acclaimed dinosaur artist Larry Felder Foreword by Jack Horner, author and Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies. 100 full-color oil paintings by highly acclaimed dinosaur artist Larry Felder Foreword by Jack Horner, author and Curator of Paleontology, Museum of the Rockies Endorsed by Jim Gurney (Dinotopia) Backmatter includes "The Artist at Work" and "Notes" section describing the biological, paleontological, and botanical facts that led the co-authors and illustrators to their conclusions.

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In the Presence of Dinosaurs is a book authored by American paleontologist Jack Horner, and was published in October of 2000. The dinosaurs are dead; long live the dinosaurs. Extinct for 65 million years, dinosaurs have never been more popular. They have been riding a wave of public interest as their image changes from slow-moving monsters doomed to extinction to fascinating, frightening relatives of birds.

Explores life in the Mesozoic era through text and illustrations that speculate on the daily life and behavior of dinosaurs and other creatures who lived in the various habitats of that time period.
Comments to eBook In the Presence of Dinosaurs
Agalas
I actually had this book years ago, when I was little, but gave it up. I recently bought it again, and I love it even more now! The paintings are absolutely phenomenal- cudos to Larry Felder! The text is amazing, painting a beautiful and highly-detailed picture of a world long gone. It's as if Mr. Colagrande somehow managed to leap back in time, and wrote down his experiences for us to read ourselves! Truly a must-own for any dinosaur fanatic or aspiring future paleontologist! Needless to say, my new copy goes almost everywhere with me now, and has a place of high honor in my personal library!
greed style
It's a time life so not much to simulate the mind. The Art work is superb.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
I received this book and was very happy with the pictures and the information, it takes you through different times, when the earth was developing, and the photographs are simply stunning, a book that really educates, in regards to the dinosaurs,What a book!!!!
Darkraven
Gorgeous. Beautiful. Stunning. Exhilarating. This book is enough to send one running for the thesaurus to find new adjectives to describe it! One of my favorite paleo books to come along these last few years, Larry Felder and John Colagrande have combined to create a truly beautiful book. If you loved "Walking With Dinosaurs" this book is a must-have. In many ways I even prefer it. Whereas the CGI dinos of WWD are pretty amazing there is just something about the touch of a brush to canvas, the interaction between artist and paint that I'll prefer anytime. Felder's images are full of warmth and vitality, almost as though a they are being visualized by a Renaissance artist. The science behind the images is fully 21st century, however. Felder is on the very edge of the new breed of paleo artists who depict dinos as vivid, highly colorful, sophisticated creatures. Whether you prefer your dinos drab or day-glow, however, there is no denying the splendidness of these paintings.
As for the text, Cologrande has crafted a wonderful, free-flowing narrative of life in the Mesozoic. As with "Walking With Dinos" (which this book can't avoid being compared to) there is a large amount of speculation involved about the day-to-day details of dino life. But Cologrande obviously placed a high priority upon grounding his speculations in as much solid science as possible. No wild flights of fancy are found here. In fact, in text this book is substantially superior to WWD.
As a paleoartist myself I find this book to be a constant source of inspiration and amazement. Jack Horner called it "jet fuel for the imagination." I can't think of a better description. BUY IT!
great ant
This book is a true treasure. I have not heard of Larry Felder before,but he has quickly become my favourite dinosaur painter. The way the book is made is as unique as the paintings. It is not an encyclopedia,but instead a book of wildlife on Earth. The pictures are amazingly detailed and I can see that the animals` shapes and colours are based on carefull studies of real wildlife. For example,the Pteranodons looks and acts like pelicans,as well as the Parasaurolophus are similar to zebras. Most of the meat-eating dinosaurs are feathered and are sometimes similar to birds of prey or lions and tigers. The habitat pictures are among my favourites... Among my favourites comes the triassic chapter,the late jurassic,and the cretaceous chapters of the seas and the dinosaur migrations. I love drawing dinosaurs and when I look at the pictures,I learn to draw such dinosaurs too,although not as detailed as Felder`s. I will also base my story "A Dinosaur Story" on the behaviour and look of the animals in this book. Over all,this is a book that could not be much better. The only thing minus is that I think it is almost too short. A book of 300 pages would have been better and with more artists.
Geny
Picture, if you will: Packs of tyrannosaurs, thundering across grasslands. A pair of Pteranodons, thirty feet acros, battling over a nesting site. Scores of Elasmosaurus, crawling out of the sea like massive turtles, to lay their eggs. All this and much more come alive with stunning detail in In The Presence Of Dinosaurs.

The book is orginized by ecosystems, each chapter covering notable animals in it. My favorites include Wandering Shores, Plains Dominion, and The Glens Of Hell Creek. The earliest come first, and the latest is last.

One thing i enjoyed is how some theories, like the dinosaurs being born with feathers but losing them later in life, are so ahead of their time. I think they only proved that in 2005!

The ilistrations are incredible. Some hard subjects, like the Phytosaurs in the water at sunset must have been very hard. No matter what anyone says, if you like dinosaurs, then you will love this book.
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