In a lively mix of science and stunning visual images, the life story of a male Allosaurus, whose remains were discovered in Wyoming, follows his tough life from his early days beating out bigger dinosaurs for food to the fierce battles he fought as a teen. Original.
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Grade 3-6-Combine the 1991 discovery of an almost-complete Allosaurus skeleton, the forensic skills of a variety of scientists, what is known about prehistoric reptile behaviors and how they compare with those of modern species, a bunch of fictionalized incidents and emotions, and the capabilities of the modern computer to flesh out fossilized remains, and what do you get? A nifty made-for-TV production (that was recently aired on The Discovery Channel) and its spin-off-this book. Despite its less-than-literary source, this is a readable addition to an ever-popular subject. The extrapolated emotions of Big Al may be a deterrent, as are the fictionalized incidents in his life, but the information boxes show how scientists use forensics and the behaviors of modern species to "read" the fossil record. Of course, the still shots of Big Al and his fellow inhabitants of Jurassic Wyoming are riveting. It's not the best choice for researchers, but this title is an eye-catcher with some nuggets of information.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110525467734
Book Description Dutton Juvenile. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0525467734 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0212262
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0525467734