Science Robert Mash How to Keep Dinosaurs

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How to Keep Dinosaurs

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9780140068733: How to Keep Dinosaurs

Now running wild with all dinosaur (and humor) lovers: the "home care" guide to these rowdy pets.
It's funny, its irresistible, it's been a bestseller-and now it's available at an amazing new, low price.

"[A] delightful, tongue-in-cheek guide to the care and feeding of dinosaurs."--VOYA

Congratulations! You're bringing home your very first pet dinosaur. But there's so much to think about. Which dino gets on well with children? What kind of food does it eat (and how can you avoid becoming its meal)? What bed would make it feel completely comfy?
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this "dino owner's manual" amusingly explains what every human needs to know before adopting a new saurus. Find out what should go into the basic toolkit (a stout shovel is helpful and so are reinforced gauntlets); which species thrive in household life and which will cause BIG problems; and what dinosaurs are just right for circuses and zoos, in security, and for giving eggs and meat. For every dinosaur covered, there's information on feeding, breeding, housing, and availability; maps of where they lived; details on weight and size; as well as other pertinent facts. The illustrations cleverly mix photography and art to bring humans and dinos together for the first time, and show the animals in domestic situations.
This creative and fun approach will stir everyone's imagination, and is surely the most amusing way to learn about dinosaurs ever.

Robert Mash earned advanced degrees in zoology from Oxford University. He lives in a thatched cottage in Dorset, England with his wife...and pet Hysilophodon.

The much-honored zoologist, author, and Oxford professor Richard Dawkins has received, among others, the Royal Society of Literature Award and the Los Angeles Times Literary Prize.

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Robert Mash read zoology at Oxford and is now head of the biology department at Clayesmore School. He lives in a thatched cottage in the middle of Dorset with his wife, son and three coleophysii.

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'As everyone knows, dinosaurs make great pets, and this is one of the best guides on their care and feeding to date. Robert Mash includes everything the aspiring dinosaur owner needs to know... For those who still aren't sure how to distinguish different dinosaur types, there are vivid pictures of every species with detailed descriptions of their personality and dietary needs. Plus, there are cautions about the most common dinosaur dangers.' FOCUS MAGAZINE (Dec 2003) 'WHICH BOOK WE WILL BE READING COVER TO COVER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE Books? In the Loaded newsletter? Get the hell out of town! No, this particular book is How To Keep Dinosaurs by Robert Mash, a useful guide to, ummm, keeping dinosaurs as pets. It also tells you how to raise them for slaughtering and eating, which sounds more like our kind of thing... To commemorate the release of the book of the year, we are asking you all what your Number One Tip for keeping a Tyrannosaurus Rex is' LOADED magazine email newsletter 'With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this "dino owner's manual" amusingly explains what every human must know before adopting a new saurus... The illustrations cleverly mix photography and art to bring humans and dinos together for the first time, and show the animals in domestic situations. (A Compsognathus in a litter box and a Microvenator peeking hungrily into a refrigerator are particular comic highlights). This is surely the most amusing way to learn about dinosaurs ever.' THE MY JOKE CENTRE BOOKSTORE (website) 'The smart conceit behind Robert Mash's HTKD is that the reader expects to be given a prehistoric reptile for Christmas and needs to know the number of live chickens it has for breakfast... Convincing photographs show these prehistoric reptiles having pillow-fights, using a toaster and making themselves at home around the house. According to the focus group, 12 is a good age to appreciate the droll text.' -- Jonathan Sale FINANCIAL TIMES (29/11/03) 'This extensively illustrated book is a mine of information on dinosaurs and is particularly useful for identifying which dinosaur might be right for you. They can be tricky as domestic pets and it's important to know whether the variety you are considering can or can't be house-trained, what it does to upholstery and whether it might eat your cat.' -- Artemis Cooper THE MAIL ON SUNDAY (7/12/03) 'Whimsically illustrated, this is a rollicking good laugh as well as an excellent source of information on dinosaurs of all kinds.' DISCOVER (Jan 2004)

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