Dusan KrtolicaDušan‘s first book, The Encyclopedia of Prehistoric Animals, has recently been published and is entirely his own work.

The text is the result of years of painstaking research into prehistoric worlds, and the drawings are so amazing that it is hard to believe that someone so young can produce something so beautiful.

His greatest wish was for his book to be translated into English and published abroad.

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Prehistoric animals, an encyclopedia

“Our planet is four and a half billion years old. If we were to condense the history of Earth into one year, the whole of human existence would fit into the last few minutes. But what kind of species would we be if we did not want to explore everything that happened millions of years ago, before we appeared? Humans actually occupy only the last few twigs on the lavish tree of life, which by now has branched so many times.

From this very human wish to fathom the unknown, a whole range of professions dealing with the past have been born. Anthropologists research the history of the human race, palaeontologists dig up the fossils of extinct plants and animals, and geologists study Earth on which, compared with other living species, we have existed for so short a time. These scientists compile their findings in hundreds of books, such as this one you are holding now.

Ever since I was a little boy, I have been fascinated by the life that has existed on Earth for so long, and I loved reading books on the subject. When I grew a little older, I decided to contribute to these relatively young sciences by writing my own encyclopedia of prehistoric animals….”

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