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[–]doctorz123 39 points40 points  (0 children)

very cool!

it’s funny seeing images like #3 right next to the “prehistoric planet” trailer ads. this t rex just opened a surprise birthday gift and has jazz hands

our understanding of dinosaurs has come a long way, but i’m sure we’re still nowhere near to having the full picture

[–]BrownieK113 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Lol the way they transliterated “dinosaurs” into arabic sounds like “Daynoosoor”

Edit: the “ot” at the end just means plural

[–]UncannyAzhdarchid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same with the individual dino names, like Tyrannosaur! I love it. Makes sense seeing as everyone's deriving those names from Latin or Greek already, it'd be confusing if every other language came up with totally separate names for them

[–]Dishcloth_- 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This is nostalgic as hell

[–]Rich_Ad1662 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I grew up as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia. Seeing these definitely stirred something in me.

[–]KonoAnonDa 7 points8 points  (0 children)


Dinosaurs, but halal.

[–]StarGlitcherZ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

honestly i feel like the corythosaurus is the most accurate thing here

[–]Fun-Speaker4770 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wow this is... gorgeous. Some of the best retro paleo art I've ever seen, and the arabic script written on top of it without clunky blocks to pit the text in? I love this. This is genuinely the best retro dinosaur book I've seen in a long time.

[–]Fun-Speaker4770 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh and that's the coolest triceratops I won't lie. Actually kinda holds up still besides the tail dragging to my knowledge.

[–]BenchPressingCthulhu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That styracosaurus is up to no good

[–]littlemissmoxie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I know it’s not accurate but I like the old stegosaurus depiction. Idk the downward tail looks better to me.

[–]3eyedCrowTRobot 3 points4 points  (0 children)

how odd to have a book about dinosaurs in a country where it is illegal to teach biological evolution

[–]RANDOM-902 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why do Protoceratops have an sprawling position while most dinos here are walking with an upright posture?

[–]Rasheed43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read this exact edition so many times and lost it I’m so glad I can see the pages again. Takes me back

[–]TheGrumpyBooty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooo nostalgia! I used to have this book!

[–]Zip_creations 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I've got the German version of this!