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The Resource Dinotopia : a land apart from time, written and illustrated by James Gurney

Dinotopia : a land apart from time, written and illustrated by James Gurney

Label
Dinotopia : a land apart from time
Title
Dinotopia
Title remainder
a land apart from time
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by James Gurney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1860, when extensive uncharted territories covered a respectable portion of the globe, biologist Arthur Denison and his young son, Will, set out on a Darwinian voyage of exploration. Somewhere on the expedition, Professor Denison and Will disappeared. Neither they nor anyone from their ship were heard from again - until very recently. It now appears that, through the kindly intervention of dolphins, they were transported to the lost island of Dinotopia, a land where
  • dinosaurs and humans live together in peaceful interdependence. The dinosaurs appreciate the skills and liveliness of homo sapiens, and the humans benefit from the wisdom and gentleness of the very much older species. The exciting, often spectacular, adventures of the Denisons in Dinotopia are chronicled here by the Professor. As a trained professional observer of the world's flora and fauna, he recorded his experiences in meticulous detail; otherwise it would be
  • difficult to believe the astonishing discoveries he documented. His artistic skills allow the rich tapestry of Dinotopian life to emerge with graphic impact. He presents clearly the marvels of architecture designed for 50-ton organisms - aquatic cities, water-parks, treetowns, and other wonders, both natural and dinosaur/man-made. Professor Denison details aspects of daily life, too: parades and celebrations, sports (some quite risky!), and foods. He tells of sleeping
  • quarters suspended from trees; hatcheries (where humans tend dinosaur young) and playparks (where dinosaurs tend human young); and modes of transportation, including air travel on Quetzalcoatlus, known locally as Skybax. In short, he shows Dinotopia to be a marvelously fascinating place, offering adventure and excitement, as well as an extraordinary opportunity to gain insight into our own world and time from the Dinotopian point of view
Cataloging source
EXR
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1958-
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Gurney, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fantasy
  • Dinosaurs
  • Islands
  • Adventure stories
Label
Dinotopia : a land apart from time, written and illustrated by James Gurney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Science fiction collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26611705
Dimensions
26 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781878685230
Lccn
92080108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26611705
  • (Sirsi) a172066
Label
Dinotopia : a land apart from time, written and illustrated by James Gurney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Science fiction collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26611705
Dimensions
26 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781878685230
Lccn
92080108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26611705
  • (Sirsi) a172066

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