Prehistoric Pets


Categories: , , ISBN: 9781787415331

Prehistoric Pets: Book of the year 2021 shortlist!

We take a close look at our pets, from guinea pigs to cats to horses, and – as if they were furry time machines – use fossil facts to trace them back to their prehistoric animal ancestors, with bright artwork, bags of humour and plenty of facts for readers to get their teeth into. Written by palaeontologist Dr Dean Lomax.

Incredible pop-ups bring you face-to-face with awesome ancient creatures, including a Velociraptor, a sabre-tooth cat and the giant snake Titanoboa. Full of fun facts about amazing animals and fascinating fossils. Check out some of the excellent reviews here and here.
About the author

Dean’s passion for palaeontology stems from a childhood fascination with everything dinosaur. His career has taken what some consider an unconventional route and 18, he sold many of his possessions to fund a trip to excavate dinosaurs in America, then immersed himself in research and writing scientific papers and books.

Over the years, his academic research was recognised at such a high standard that he became affiliated with The University of Manchester as a ‘Visiting Scientist’ in 2013. He then completed a postgraduate MPhil degree and eventually a PhD in palaeontology, despite not having an undergraduate degree. With his self-taught background he likes to think that his journey is quite remarkable and that it hopefully inspires others to pursue their dreams.

Here’s a short documentary about Dean’s career, presented by the very talented Ben G. Thomas.


Keynote Mary Anning V2Mary Anning – A fossil hunter’s story

Dean Lomax is acknowledged for his insight and advice towards the project: Mary Anning – A fossil hunter’s story: which explores the life of Mary Anning. Is a set of teaching and learning resources, and professional learning strategies, for teachers of children aged 9-11 years to support their knowledge and understanding of the big ideas of fossils and evolution, the nature of scientific enquiry and the strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge.


Other books by Dean Lomax: Locked in Time and Dinosaurs: 10 Things You Should Know

Format: Hardback Pop UpISBN: 9781787415331
Author: Dean Lomax

Additional information

Weight0.8 kg
Dimensions25.7 × 25.7 × 2.5 cm
Age Range



New, ASE Book of the Year, Primary, Fiction & non-fiction



Price Range

£6.00 – £20.00


Templar Publishing


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