In this classic adventure, explorer Arthur Denison leads an expedition deep into the mysterious caverns beneath the island of Dinotopia. He discovers a fleet of mechanical walking vehicles known as strutters, while above ground his son Will continues his training as a pilot on a giant pterosaur known as a skybax. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. The Washington Post said "Gurney paints in the grand romantic tradition of N.C. Wyeth." Smithsonian magazine called the book "A ravishing, action-packed adventure."
A cherished favorite of dedicated Dinotopia fans and new readers alike, James Gurney’s full-color illustrated story returns complete and unabridged in this new edition from Calla Editions™. The artwork has been painstakingly reproduced from new plates digitally scanned from the original transparencies, and the captions have been newly hand-lettered by the author.
This expanded edition includes 32 additional pages, including a foreword by paleontologist Michael Brett-Surman and an extensive afterword by the author/illustrator with over 45 behind-the-scenes preliminary sketches, storyboards, maquettes, photos, along with the story of how Gurney's real-life cave exploration inspired the book.
“In Dinotopia: The World Beneath” Gurney has expanded dinosaur science/fantasy to new levels that should be very entertaining to old and young alike...As a professional paleontologist, I much appreciate James Gurney’s attention to detail in portraying his dinosaurs and other extinct animals in a realistic way. He has obviously done some research to keep accuracy here, including the spelling of names of many forms, and adding some that are not commonly known outside the realms of the professional. This I feel is of service to the layman in teaching more about past life forms in an accurate way.”
—Dr. Wade E. Miller, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University, Department of Geology.
Calla Editions, Hardbound, 184 pages, 10 x 10.5 inches, signed by the author / illustrator.