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What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?
Travel back to the time when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the earth.The Age of Dinosaurs began about 250 million years ago. In the beginning they were quite small but over time they evolved into the varied and fascinating creatures that captivate our imaginations today. What we know about dinosaurs is evolving, too! We've learned that some dinosaurs were good parents, that dinosaurs could grow new teeth when old ones fell out, and that most dinosaurs walked on two legs. We've even discovered that birds are modern relatives of dinosaurs!
Dictionary of Dinosaurs
Braun, Dieter (Ilt)
Find out about every dinosaur that's ever been discovered in this comprehensive illustrated dictionary. Featuring epic artwork from Dieter Braun, and bursting with up-to-date facts from top dinosaur experts, this book is the ultimate companion for young dinosaur fans everywhere.
Mammal Takeover! (Earth Before Us, Bk. 3)
The nonfiction graphic novel series that explores the flora and fauna of pre-historic EarthAfter the dinosaurs died out, Earth was by no means empty. There were still some little resourceful critters around who, without big predators to hunt them down, survived and thrived. Who were these scrappy creatures? Early mammals, our ancestors! In the Cenozoic Era, mammals rose to dominance and spread over the globe, resulting in woolly mammoths, saber- toothed tigers, and eventually all of humankind. In this adventure, Ronnie will meet the three kinds of mammals—monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals—as well as the other amazing ancient beasts they shared the Earth with during the Cenozoic Era. The text will track Earth’s history from 66 million years ago to present day, ending with an impassioned yet hopeful discussion of climate change.
The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth
Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles - the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur!Dinosaurs existed. That’s a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even.So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined.
Tooth and Claw: The Dinosaur Wars
The tale of the epic rivalry between two foundational paleontologists to find bigger and better bones in the American West, perfect for readers of Steve Sheinkin and Candace Fleming.Today we take for granted the idea that dinosaurs once roamed the earth. But two hundred years ago, the very concept of an extinct species did not exist. When an English scientist proposed in 1841 that Dino Saurs ("terrible lizards") had come and gone, it was only a theory, a new way of explaining the "dragon" and "giant" bones scattered across the globe. But when proof turned up seventeen years later, it was not only incontrovertible; it was massive.Tooth and Claw tells the story of the feverish race between two brilliant, driven, and insanely competitive scientists--Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh--to uncover more and more monstrous fossils in the newly opened Wild West. Between them, they discovered dozens of major dinosaur species and established the new discipline of paleontology in America. But their bitter thirty-year rivalry--a "war" waged on wild plains and mountains, in tabloid newsprint, and in Congress--dramatically wrecked their professional and private lives even as it brought alive for the public a vanished prehistoric world.
Dinosaurs in 30 Second (Kids 30 Second)
This fresh and exciting book takes young readers on a fascinating journey from the development of the first life forms on the planet to the emergence of the dinosaurs--and their eventual extinction.Thirty key topics explore these fascinating creatures, how they evolved, what they ate, their social behavior, what they looked like, and how we have come to understand them from their fossilized remains. Each topic is presented in a neat 30-second soundbite, supported by a 3-second flash summary and a full-page colorful artwork. Fun active ‘missions’ support the topics and encourage kids to find out more.
Clash of the Dinos: Watch Dinosaurs Do Battle!
The most terrifying reptiles ever to walk the planet battle it out in glorious full-color illustrations.Who would win in a fight to the death between an Allosaurus and a Kentrosaurus? Now eager readers can find out, as each dinosaur's strengths and weaknesses are exposed and the winner decided. Each engaging spread gives scientific information, such as classification, time period, habitat and size, as well as outlining the creature's weapons, tactics and armor. Eye-catching icons give battle stats at a glance, and each encounter is given a brief storyline to set it up.Accurate full-color illustrations show dinosaurs in real-life battles to the death. Double-page spreads on a variety of topics -- for example, Battle Tactic Armor -- show dinosaur species and describe their fighting features, such as the body plates and spikes of Stegosaurus and Sauropelta; and the hard heads and bony clubs of the Pachycephalosaurus.Dynamic, detailed, full-color illustrations show dinosaurs in full battle action. Fact Files describe each dinosaur's home territory and their habitat, size and distinguishing features. Battle Plans describe how the dinosaurs would fight. For example, the 2-ton Allosaurus hunted in packs and took on just about any other dinosaur, including the fiercely spiked, armored Kentrosaurus.Even the most reluctant reader won't be able to resist these prehistoric battles brought to roaring life.
Dinosaurs (Creature Files)
Tracosas, L. J.
What can you learn from a 250-million-year-old tooth? More than you might think! From the knife-like teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex, to the blunt rake-like teeth of the armored Euoplocephalus, to the leaf-stripping teeth of the giant Diplodocus, every bicuspid and molar has a fascinating tale to tell about the food these animals ate, the way they hunted and foraged, and even what might have led to their demise.In Creature Files: Dinosaurs, you’ll peer inside the jaws of these fearsome creatures, discovering what they really looked like, where they roamed, and what they ate, using many of the same tools that actual paleontologists do. Can you match the three replica teeth to the prehistoric mouths they belong to? Stunning illustrations and surprising stats bring the stories of these long-extinct beasts to life.
Step back into the Dinosaur Age with this combination of super-cool facts and hands-on projects. See how dinosaurs took over the planet with your own interactive map, create fossil footprints of speedy hunters and plodding plant-eaters, and make dinosaur eggs to hatch. With lift-up flaps, fold-out pages and activities, you'll discover an incredible dino world!
The Dinosaurs (Compact Knowledge)
Naumann & Gobel Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Since the first dinosaur bones were discovered more than 150 years ago, dinosaurs have fired our collective imagination, and we still tend to think of them as fearsome creatures. This book places dinosaurs in the context of the Earth's history, and gives an overview of the conditions in which they lived until their mysterious extinction some 65 million years ago.Each dinosaur is introduced with its scientific name, size and weight, its diet and its distribution. Detailed drawings and clear tables of the geological ages make this book an exciting journey into time: back to the primeval world of these great reptiles.
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