Atlas of Prehistoric Animals
Atlas of Prehistoric Animals

Atlas of Prehistoric Animals

By Radek Maly


Publication Date: March 25, 2025

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Ages 9 to 12

Delve into the world of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures in the fourth installment in the Large Encyclopedias series, featuring stunning illustrations and engaging scientific narratives.Embark on a fascinating odyssey through the annals of time with Atlas of Prehistoric Animals, a captivating addition to the Large Encyclopedias series. Authored by Radek Maly and reviewed by a renowned Czech paleontologist, this book meticulously unfolds the story of life on Earth, from its inception 3,900 million years ago to the emergence of the first organisms with hard shells and skeletons 60 million years later. The narrative takes readers on an enthralling exploration of the oldest animals, featuring well-known prehistoric creatures and introducing them to some they've never encountered. The rich tapestry of Earth's history comes alive through vivid descriptions and stunning illustrations by Czech artist Petr Modlitba, providing an immersive experience into the ancient ecosystems that shaped our planet.This book stands as a testament to scientific accuracy and expert collaboration, ensuring a reliable and enriching resource for young minds aged 9-12. The book's vibrant imagery and compelling narratives bridge the gap between ancient and modern ecosystems, fostering a deeper understanding of life's interconnectedness. With its engaging content and meticulous illustrations, this book not only educates but also captivates, making it an ideal choice for readers eager to explore the wonders of Earth's prehistoric epochs. A must-have for budding paleontologists, curious minds, and anyone intrigued by the mysteries of our planet's past.

About the Author

Radek Maly is a Czech writer, poet, translator, and university teacher. He has achieved international success through his young adult book Franz Kafka: A Man of His Time and Our Own (2017) and his picture book Our Cat’s Day (2023). His non-fiction books Atlas of Extinct Animals (2021), Atlas of Endangered Animals (2021), and Atlas of Prehistoric Animals (2025) have been translated into several languages, and his poetry collection for children Postman Wind (2011) was entered on the IBBY Honour List.Petr Modlitba was born in 1968 in Brno, Czechia. He specializes in paleontological and paleoanthropological reconstructions. In his work he focuses mainly on the technique of oil painting, gouache, and pencil drawings, and to a smaller extent watercolors and pen-and-ink. His style is heavily inspired by the works of famous Czech artist Zdenek Burian. Petr works with experts in the fields of paleontology and anthropology to accurately illustrate prehistoric creatures and in the last 10 years, he’s been working primarily with experts from the Charles University in Prague.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 88 pages

Publisher: Albatros Media

Publication Date: March 25, 2025

ISBN: 9788000072920

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