Read Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium Online Free - A whimsically illustrated collection of fascinating, surprising, and funny facts about extinct animals. In this beautifully illustrated book, Swedish artist and author of The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, Maja Safstrom, explores the world of extinct animals. Animals of a Bygone Era features 54 extinct animals from the ancient and modern world--including well-known examples such as wooly mammoths and dodo birds, as well as lesser-known (but no less fascinating) animals like semiaquatic sea minks, marsupial Tasmanian tigers, and tiny Eurasian wild horses.
|Title||:||Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 02, 2017
Maja Säfström's somewhat whimsical illustrations perfectly accompany tidbits about animals that no longer roam our planet.
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...
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!
March 18, 2017
“Whimsical” is probably the best single word to describe Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium, written and drawn by Maja Safstrom, which runs through a series of extinct animals from 550 million years ago (Dickinsonia Costata) to 12, 000 years ago (Saddle-Backed Rodrigues Giant Tort...
July 03, 2017
Normally I'm not one to pick up and read a book that proclaims itself a "whimsical collection" because the word whimsical seems to me like a nickname: you can be given it as a descriptor, but not by yourself. Then you're just trying too hard.
This book, however, was delightful for all its whimsy....