The Cretaceous World is a well-constructed book with the high level of production values we have come to associate with offerings from the Open University: lucid text with explanations that bend over backwards to be systematic, logical and enlightening; well-designed diagrams exhibiting a deft use of colour; exemplary photographs; carefully chosen references; and a useful index. Edited and partly written by Peter Skelton, the book also contains key contributions by Iain Gilmour, Simon Kelley and Bob Spicer. There is an accompanying website that hosts sample pages, some illustrations to download (though not perhaps the most valuable ones!) and worked exercises....

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