The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)

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The mighty dinosaurs were the dominant life form on earth for millions of years. But catastrophe awaited. In what amounts to a geological blink of an eye, the dinosaurs disappeared. This fun-filled fact-book takes you deep into the world of dinosaurs

From Tyrannosaurs to Stegosaurs, The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on Earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. It covers the latest, greatest findings along with the accompanying shifts in dinosaur theory. Because of recent discoveries, there are some great debates: Are birds really dinosaurs? Were any dinosaurs warm blooded? What caused their extinction? Unearth answers to over 800 commonly asked (and just plain interesting) dinosaur questions such as . . .

What is a dinosaur?Where are extremely large dinosaur bones being found and why?Did dinosaurs get blown away by hurricanes?Did some dinosaurs have self-sharpening teeth?Which dinosaur had the longest neck of any animal known?Did dinosaurs travel in herds?What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds?Do dinosaur bones ever get "rearranged" after they are placed on display?Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?

From the earth's beginnings through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to today's latest scientific discoveries and discovery-laden sites, The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book provides hundreds of intriguing dinosaur facts. With numerous photos and illustrations, this tome is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. It's a perfect reference to help make sense of 65-million-year-old mysteries

About the Author

Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a science writer for more than 20 years, has a master's degree in geography/geomorphology, and has worked professionally as an oceanographer. She is the author or coauthor of more than 30 books, including the award-winning "New York Public Library Science Desk Reference." Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, a naturalist, and an artist. They are the coauthors of "The Handy Geology Answer Book," "The""Handy Math Answer Book," and "The Handy Ocean Answer""Book." He is the author of "Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness around the World" and" The Oryx Guide to Natural History." They live in Endicott, New York.

Praise For…

"Simply and accurately written . . . presents material in an easy-to-use and readable format. The title promises handy answers and it delivers them."  American Reference Books Annual

"Offers even more information that is sure to keep the interest of any dinosaur lover, young and old. The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book” is a fine addition to any community library science collection."  Midwest Book Review

"Succinct, well-researched answers, photos and a Further Resource section make this exactly what it says, 'a smart reference.'"  Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids

"This is a good book for the general reader and for public libraries."  American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Books & Films: Your Online Review Guide to Science Resources for All Ages

"This collection of questions and answers about dinosaurs . . . lends itself to finding specific information in short sections. It will fascinate and motivate readers. Whether they read this book at length or just browse through it, readers will find it to be an excellent source of fundamental knowledge about an interesting subject."  National Science Teachers Association Recommends

Product Details
ISBN: 9781578592180
ISBN-10: 1578592186
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Handy Answer Books