National Geographic : 2007 Oct
INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC The Styxosaurus measured 35 feet from tail to tooth. JiJ. NG GIANT SCREEN FILMS See Monsters About 80 million years ago, much of the world we know today as dry land was covered by ocean. Now creatures that prowled these depths star in Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure, a new giant screen film. Finds from digs across the globe spring to life with photo-realistic computer animation of animals in action, including the long-necked Styxosaurus (above) and the massive Tylosaurus-so fearsome it even had teeth on the roof of its mouth. Sea Monsters premieres on IMAX, IMAX 3D, and other specialty screens this month. NG Books GEOGRAPH. Chn Atlas of China Get an overview of the world's most populous country-and a closer look as well-with National Geographic's new 128-page Atlas of China. With more than 400 full-color maps and illustrations, the atlas covers people, places, climate, and culture of China. Its annotated index, from a data base in the making for nearly a year, has a level of detail unprec edented in an English-language atlas of China, referencing some 5,000 features (place-names, geographic features, transportation routes, and more) shown in the volume's sectional maps. A pro nunciation guide is also included. "Unless you read Chinese," explains Carl Mehler, project editor for the atlas, "this kind of information was almost impossible to find in one place before. There really is no other publication like this." The National Geographic Atlas of China is now available in book stores everywhere ($26). ART:© 2007NGHT,INC.