What are the best non-fiction books about dinosaurs?

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    #1Prehistoric Life

    Prehistoric Life

    Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth is a book written by David Burnie on prehistoric living things on Earth. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2009 by DK.

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    Nicole Boyd
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "If someone wanted to learn more about prehistoric life, this book seems like a good place to start. The book appears to be an affordable and well thought out encyclopedia on the subject."
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    #2My Beloved Brontosaurus

    My Beloved Brontosaurus

    My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs is written by Brian Switek about prehistoric dinosaurs. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013 by Scientific American.

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    Mark Martin
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "If you love learning about dinosaurs than give this book a go! It's got a lot of great facts about dinos."
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    #3Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History is a book written by Tim Haines which features the vital aspects of prehistoric species on Earth. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2000 by DK Publishing.

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    Kathleen Schultz
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Love the whole DK library of books; they are especially good as homeschooling resources. "
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    #4Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a book written by Stephen Jay Gould featuring prehistoric creatures frozen in the Burgess Shale. With over 300 pages, it is published in 1990 by WW Norton & Company.

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    Frances Watson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "While this book isn't exactly about dinosaurs, it is a great resource for more complicated information regarding early life, fossils, and evolution. I wouldn't consider it a non-fiction book about dinosaurs, however, and it certainly wouldn't be considered something for a beginner in terms of science information. "
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    #5Predatory Dinosaurs of the World

    Predatory Dinosaurs of the World

    Predatory Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete Illustrated Guide is a science book written by Gregory S. Paul. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 1988 by Simon & Schuster.

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    Albert Bishop
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Predatory dinosaurs of the world is easily my favorite dinosaur book Excellent, informed and documented piece of work. Illustrations are as informative as they are entertaining. Good illustrations in black and white, and a real good book for students to study and learn by. Let's finish with saying that if you enjoy dinosaur art, dinosaurs or paleontology you're going to flip out when you get this book."
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    #6The Gilded Dinosaur

    The Gilded Dinosaur

    The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science is written by Mark Jaffe. With over 400 pages, this book is published on 2000 by Crown.

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    Sonia Yáñez
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I must have found the best non-fiction book about dinosaurs today. The book The Gilded Dinosaur is incredible. This book explains the history of politics and dinosaurs, exploring corruption, counterfeiting, and of course Dinosaurs! The Gilded Dinosaur is truly one of the best non-fiction books about dinosaurs."
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    #7The Horned Dinosaurs

    The Horned Dinosaurs
    The Horned Dinosaurs is a science book featuring dinosaurs written by Peter Dodson. This book is about the Triceratops and its relatives, the Ceratopsia. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 1998 by Princeton University Press.
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    Danielle Jensen
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I have read a lot about Dinosaurs, although a lot of fiction. Recently I was looking for the best non-fiction books about dinosaurs and I was happy to find a book called The Horned Dinosaurs. This book was especially great for me because horned dinosaurs are my absolute favorite types. I've ready many books about dinosaurs in general, but The Horned Dinosaurs is incredibly detailed, accurate, and enjoyable to read. I believe this book is truly the best non-fiction book about dinosaurs."
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    #8Dinosaur in a Haystack

    Dinosaur in a Haystack
    Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History is the seventh installment of the Reflections in Natural History series written by Stephen Jay Gould. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 1996 by Harmony Books.
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    Mildred Woods
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Good, but not spectacular. This is actually a collection of essays, so it can be read out of order. Interesting for reading bits here and there, but not totally comprehensive."
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    #9The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures

    The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
    The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures: The Ultimate Illustrated Reference Guide To More Than 1000 Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Creatures... is written by Dougal Dixon.
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    Teresa Banks
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures is a great choice for non-fiction about dinosaurs. It is probably one of the most detailed reads you could get on the general topic. "
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    #10Dinosaur Art

    Dinosaur Art

    Dinosaur Art: The World's Greatest Paleoart is a science book on dinosaurs with Steve White for the editting, Philip J. Currie for the Foreword, and Scott D. Sampson for the Introduction. Published in 2012 by Titan Books.

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    Jessica Gilbert
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This book does not give written descriptions, but allows you to actually *see* what paleontologists think that dinosaurs look like. Not only is this a work of science, but it is an art book, to be enjoyed by simply leafing through it and imagining what life was like so many eons ago."

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Best What are the best non-fiction books about dinosaurs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Prehistoric LifeBooks 38 Paid
2My Beloved BrontosaurusBooks 34 Paid
3Walking with DinosaursBooks 32 Paid
4Wonderful LifeBooks 30 Paid
5Predatory Dinosaurs of the WorldBooks 28 Paid
6The Gilded DinosaurBooks 27 Paid
7The Horned DinosaursBooks 23 Paid
8Dinosaur in a HaystackBooks 23 Paid
9The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric CreaturesBooks 21 Paid
10Dinosaur ArtBooks 12 Paid
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