Walking With Dinosaurs Special - Sea Monsters
Prehistoric Predators of the Deep
is something deep in the human psyche which links the ocean with
fear. It is fortunate, then, that we evolved only a few hundred
thousand years ago; otherwise we would have spent most of prehistory
scared out of our wits." Jasper James and Nigel Marven
NIGEL MARVEN and producer JASPER JAMES bring to life the strange
and terrifying underwater world of prehistoric times, in this new
hardback book published by BBC Worldwide in September (price £17.99),
to accompany the BBC1 television series.
worlds of Dinosaurs and Beasts have already been explored in the
hugely successful Walking with.. series on BBC television and best-selling
books from BBC Worldwide, but, as this new title will reveal, the
largest and most fearsome monsters actually lived in the sea. Not
even the great white shark and blue whale of today come close in
size and threat to these extraordinary monsters of the deep, like
massive Liopleurodon, one of the biggest predators ever to exist,
or Megalograptus, the most vicious of the spiny sea scorpions.
James was an original member of the Walking with Dinosaurs production
team, and he uses his expert skills to enable leading wildlife television
presenter, Nigel Marven, to dive deep into the past and swim with
these extraordinary reptiles and mammals. Through Nigel's eyes,
we glimpse the massive scale of these animals, 14 of which have
never been seen before, and see at first hand the dangers they presented.
they have written a book to the same format as Walking with Beasts
and Walking with Dinosaurs, which will appeal to anyone - aged eight
to 80 - who wants to feed their imagination and learn about prehistory.
Illustrated boxes describe the latest scientific evidence that led
to the reconstruction of these creatures, while character boxes
provide information on the behaviour and habitats of each monster,
together with tips and advice from Nigel about the risks of diving
in these hostile environments. The book is superbly illustrated
with 140 colour photographs, including more than 20 computer-generated
Marven trained in zoology and botany and is now one of the UK's
leading wildlife television producers and presenters. He fronted
the two Walking with Dinosaur specials, The Giant Claw and Land
of Giants. Jasper James worked with Tim Haines on Walking with Dinosaurs
and was series producer of Walking with Beasts. He now runs an independent
film-making company with Tim Haines.
Price: £17.99 (hardback)