A Land Apart From TimeBook - 1992
In 1862, after being shipwrecked in uncharted seas, Professor Arthur Denison and his twelve-year-old son Will find themselves washed up on a strange island where people and dinosaurs live together peacefully.
Blackwell North Amer
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.
Shipwrecked in the strange, unknown world of Dinotopia, a scientist and his young son, Will, discover a land in which humans and an ancient race of dinosaurs have lived together for centuries
Shipwrecked in the strange, unknown world of Dinotopia, a scientist and his young son, Will, discover a land in which humans and an ancient race of dinosaurs have lived together for centuries, in a fantasy tale complemented by vivid, full-color illustrations. 100,000 first printing. $125,000 ad/promo.
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Code of Dinotopia
Survival of all or none.
One rain drop raises the sea.
Weapons are enemies even to their owners.
Give more, take less.
Others first, self last.
Observe, listen, and learn.
Do one thing at a time.
Sing every day.
Eat to live, don't live to eat.
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