Return to the era of Mesozoic monsters with this fascinating coloring book collection of ancient reptiles. For this unique volume, the former staff artist of the American Museum of Natural History has rendered in accurate detail 37 different prehistoric creatures in their natural habitats -- stalking prey along the shores of a tropical lake, circling the skies high above lush forests of exotic vegetation and grazing in primeval marshlands. Twenty dramatic double-page and five single-page illustrations arranged in chronological order vividly display the evolution of the dinosaurs from the early reptilian Euparkeria to such giants of the dinosaurs' last days as Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Young and old alike can share in the excitement of bringing color to such formidable specimens as Tyrannosaurus; the equally aggressive Allosaurus; the spike-thumbed Iguanodon, a large, plant-eating biped; the bony-plated Ankylosaurus; and, of course, the familiar Brontosaurus, also known as Apatosaurus, a plant-eating lizard that weighed up to 30 tons and grew to a length of 70 feet. An excellent educational tool for teachers, this coloring book offers hours of absorbing entertainment to students, dinosaur buffs, natural-history enthusiasts and colorists of all ages. Informative captions for each illustration provide intriguing details about the ancient animals depicted in this reptilian review.