Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium by Maja Safstrom

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Title : Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
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ISBN : 0399578528
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 112 pages


Carly rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2016

If you're looking for a whimsical, beautifully illustrated, and just plain fun coffee-table book, Maja Säfström's Animals of a Bygone Era could be just the thing. The book is short but very sweet, with quaint drawings and mischievous comments that make it a thoroughly enjoyable read for kids or a...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2016

This wonderful book contains some superb quirky illustrations of animals that long ago went extinct. I found it fascinating to read, very few of the animals were known to me, a few I knew about from watching nature docs about animals of the past. A few have very little known about them and the dr...

Muthuvel rated it ★★★☆☆

December 17, 2016

Elasmosaurus, Titanoboa, Moa, Terror birds, Giant Sea Scorpions, Walking Whales, Shiva's Beast, Horned Gophers, Basilosaurus, Woolly Mammoths, Tasmanian Tigers, Giant saddle Tortoises and many more creatures that we almost know nothing about. Surprising to know about a few who managed to survive...

Peter rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2017

Sweet little book of illustrations of extinct animals, from one of the earliest to some that overlapped with humans, such as the dodos. She deliberately excluded dinosaurs ("Wait, what?") in favor of lesser-known critters. For the ones I know, the paleontology is accurate, but the real attraction...

Syd (Flower-Scented Pages) rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2017

I loved this book so much! I've always been really fascinated by extinct animals so I decided to pick this up and it was so great! It wasn't a boring spew of information; each page just gave a few little facts about the animal with an illustration or two. This is one of the few nonfiction novels...

Clare rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2017

Beginning with the earliest sea creatures and moving forwards, omitting the much publicised dinosaurs in order to give other creatures some exposure, this little book cheerfully displays various extreme, extraordinary and extinct animals. The cartoon sketches (black and white) in some cases compa...

Jeimy rated it ★★★☆☆

April 02, 2017

Maja Säfström's somewhat whimsical illustrations perfectly accompany tidbits about animals that no longer roam our planet.

Kristine rated it ★★★★★

March 22, 2017

Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium by Maja Safstrom is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late March. Adored it! This is a simple, biological, non-dinosaur-centric sketchbook with dark grey on grey (or vise versa) and black focal highlight drawings and quirky, not fully scientif...

ragan rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2018

I ADORED THIS BOOK WITH MY WHOLE HEART. I’ve always been interested in extinct species, especially dinosaurs. (My childhood goal was to be a paleontologist. Not so much now.) This book, warning, has no dinosaurs. It focuses on other extinct species that maybe don’t have as much recognition. I hav...

Lauren rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2016

This is such a lovely, humorous, carefully illustrated book. Just the right mix of fact and fun to keep both children and adults paying attention. This would be such a nice christmas gift!

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