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On the trail of the Isle of Wight's dinosaurs

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:12

CHILDREN are being encouraged to go on a prehistoric safari thanks to a new book launched by Visit Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight Official Safari Guide, written by dinosaur expert Steve Love, contains information on where to see real footprints and maps for a walking tour of dinosaur territory as well as photographs and illustrations by illustrator John Sibbick.
The book aims to support its reputation as being one of the most important places in the world for finding fossils. In 2013 the Island was named the Dinosaur capital of the UK and The Daily Telegraph named it in the top five places for children to come 'nose to nose with dinosaurs- or hunt for fossils.
The idea for a book came about when author Steve Love visited Isle of Wight Tourism chief David Thorton. He said: "I visited to ask him why the Island doesn't do more to raise awareness of its massive worldwide status as a world heritage dinosaur site."
The book, which costs £5, was officially launched at Waterstones earlier this month and can be purchased at various locations on the Island including Newport Guildhall visitors centre and Waterstones.

 


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