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The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:32:34 PM »

       This is a fun book, aimed at children and completely written in Japanese with the exception of the species' names.
                         I can't read Japanese and it might be foolish, but I love the overall design
                         and the fact that the tiny drawings are by Hirokazu Tokugawa ^-^ .

                         

       Of course I'm starting with my two homelands (Germany and Switzerland) followed by a few other European countries.
       If you'd like to see a certain country, please make a request here and I will show it :) .

                         



                         



                         



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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 08:55:25 PM »
Thanks for posting this, postsaurischian. The style very much reminds me of a series of books by Beltz und Gelberg (I think). So maybe there's hope this will be translated?! I'd buy it, that's for sure.

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 09:25:48 PM »
Really beautiful book.

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 10:21:02 PM »
  Thanks for the comments!

Thanks for posting this, postsaurischian. The style very much reminds me of a series of books by Beltz und Gelberg (I think). So maybe there's hope this will be translated?! I'd buy it, that's for sure.

  Since it is a children's book a translation could be possible. It might sell well.

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 04:27:46 AM »
An interesting book I would buy if a translation appeared.

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 05:31:18 AM »
I have this book and I love it. I can't read Japanese, but it's such a visual book that it barely matters. I'd love to see 3D versions of all of Tokugawa's animals make appearances in Favorite's prehistoric line.
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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 01:18:30 PM »
That's seriously impressive. Could you show us Australia please? I want to see what made it in from my home country!  :)
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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 04:54:03 PM »
Some of the maps look suprisingly homogeneous. Expected most places to be more patchy.

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 03:36:24 AM »
Some of the maps look suprisingly homogeneous. Expected most places to be more patchy.

The location of the drawings on the continents correspond rather roughly to the actual locations where the fossils have been found. I think Tokugawa was just trying to use most of the available space.
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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 08:03:53 AM »
That's seriously impressive. Could you show us Australia please? I want to see what made it in from my home country!  :)

   @Brontozaurus: Sure, mate :) . Here are Australia and New Zealand:



                         

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2019, 08:31:32 PM »
Wow! I'm amazed it goes country-by-country like that! I'm gonna have to get my hands on that. There's a specialty Japanese bookshop about an hour's drive away from me that has things like this sometimes. I'll have to see if they stock it!

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2019, 08:33:18 PM »
Does this remind anybody else of the "Fossil Freeway" maps Ray Troll did for his and Dr. Kirk Johnson's "Cruisin the Fossil Freeway" books?

https://www.trollart.com/product-category/posters/fossil-maps/

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Re: The Prehistoric Life Map Of The World
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 11:53:18 PM »
Does this remind anybody else of the "Fossil Freeway" maps Ray Troll did for his and Dr. Kirk Johnson's "Cruisin the Fossil Freeway" books?

https://www.trollart.com/product-category/posters/fossil-maps/

Those are certainly similar conceptually, although the illustration style is different.
In the kingdom of the blind, better take public transit. Well, in the kingdom of the sighted, too, really--almost everyone is a terrible driver.

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