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|Dinosaur bones : and what they tell us|
Author: Colson, Rob
A collection of skeletons from incredible prehistoric animals. Discover what their bones reveal about how they lived.
Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/15/16)
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Booklist - 08/01/2016 Dinosaur bones are always a popular subject, but this book focuses not just on paleontological fossils but also on the sleuthing required for determining their implications. Colson offers a solid, foundational explanation of why scientific findings change and what the most up-to-date understandings are. Descriptions of species begin with bacteria and simple organisms that date back to the Cambrian explosion, continuing through the large mammals that still lived during the end of the last Ice Age. The cause of mass extinction is briefly explored, as is the way that fossils form and the conditions that lead to their discovery. The layout is particularly dynamic, with each dinosaur occupying a two-page layout packed with illustrations of fossil findings, artists’ notions of what the animals looked like in life, and diagrams that help readers imagine scale and size. A visual time line in the end matter also helps readers make sense of the temporal distance between the different species included in the book. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.