Dinosaurs

The Most Complete, Up-to-date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages

Author: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375824197

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 427

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A comprehensive encyclopedia of dinosaur science comes complete with entries and information on more than 800 named species of Mesozoic dinosaurs, facts about historical dinosaur discoveries, and a review of dinosaur biology.
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Dinosaur Art

The World's Greatest Paleoart

Author: Steve White,Philip J. Currie

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857685841

Category: Art

Page: 188

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Collects illustrations by ten contemporary paleoartists who draw on cutting-edge paleontology to reconstruct the worlds of ancient animals, including contributions by such artists as John Conway, Douglas Henderson, and Luis Rey.
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A Family of Readers

The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature

Author: Martha V. Parravano,Roger Sutton

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763662178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.
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Battle of the Dinosaur Bones

Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467701416

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient plants and animals—emerged. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to discover and correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils. These laid a firm foundation for the field of paleontology and supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh and Cope's discoveries generated keen public interest in prehistoric life and rich data for future generations of paleontologists. This book explores the great rivalry between Marsh and Cope, showing how it brought out the best and the worst in them—while bringing humankind a brand-new view of life on Earth.
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Chronal Engine

Author: Greg Leitich Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547822472

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their reclusive grandfather, they think he’s crazy, especially when he tells them about his time machine. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his eccentric stories—even the one about the Chronal Engine in the basement. Now, to save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must pile into a VW Bug, and use the Chronal Engine to take the road trip of a lifetime—right back to the Cretaceous period. With dangers all around, the teens find themselves dodging car-crushing herbivores in addition to the terrifying T. rex. In this ancient environment, can three contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and survive long enough to return home?
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Dinosaurs

A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Will Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307975088

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
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Digging for Brachiosaurus

A Discovery Timeline

Author: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. Jr.

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491472510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Brachiosaurus is known for its long neck and legs, but how do we know anything about it at all? Discover how this famous dinosaur was unearthed, beginning with the first finds of its fossils and some mistaken identities a compelling story of science at work and its amazing results. With supports for the Common Core and visual learning, Dinosaur Discovery Timelines provide a fresh approach to prehistoric creatures.
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The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Author: Darren Naish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery. Books on dinosaurs are usually arranged by classification or epoch, but this unique work tells the story chronologically, in order of the key finds that shaped our understanding and brought these creatures to life for the public. From the fragmentary remains of giant extinct animals found in the early 1800s to the dinosaur wars in the American West to the amazing near-complete skeletons found around the world today, Darren Naish tells how these discoveries have led not only to the recognition of new species and whole new groups, but also to new theories of evolutionary history. Along the way, we encounter dinosaurs both familiar and obscure-including Tyrannosaurus rex, the giant sauropods, and most recently, the feathered dinosaurs of China. As he describes these significant finds, Naish explains in clear, accessible language, how our ideas about dinosaur appearance, biology, and behavior have developed and changed over time, and what the state of knowledge is today. • Discusses each major dinosaur group • Illuminates the human side of fossil discoveries by describing explorers, scientists, and artists • Beautifully designed pages feature extensive captions, engaging text, and sidebars throughout on select topics of interest • Almost 200 illustrations include historical and contemporary photographs, art works, drawings, and maps
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Archaeology Books

Books about Atlantis, Dinosaur Books, Egyptology Books, Mesoamerican Studies Books, Atlantis in Popular Culture, the B

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230560151

Category:

Page: 52

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 50. Chapters: Books about Atlantis, Dinosaur books, Egyptology books, Mesoamerican studies books, Atlantis in popular culture, The Bible Unearthed, A Short History of Progress, Magnetic Surveying in Archaeology, Description de l'Egypte, Facts on the Ground, Timaeus, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Critias, Where Troy Once Stood, Oera Linda Book, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest, The Mexican Dream, Or, The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations, Atlantis Found, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, Stonehenge in its landscape, Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, Zahi Hawass bibliography, Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial, Lost Continents, Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages, Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie, The Complete Guide to Prehistoric Life, The Maracot Deep, National Geographic Dinosaurs, The Broken Spears, Aku-Aku, The Modern Antiquarian, From Atlantis to the Sphinx, Oedipus Aegyptiacus, The Dinosaur Heresies, Did God Have a Wife?, An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs, Hermocrates, Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel, Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, The Standing Stones of Caithness, The Dinosauria, The Day of the Dinosaur, El Peru, The Message of the Sphinx, Conquest of America: The Question of the Other, Feathered Dinosaurs of China, Attack from Atlantis, Atlantean Chronicles, Romance of Atlantis, World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, The Megalithic European, The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come from?, Gods, Graves and Scholars, The Old Straight Track, The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: A Visual Who's Who of...
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