By far the most popular of all ancient creatures, dinosaurs have captured the imagination of young and old alike. This unique survey looks at these magnificent beasts from the perspective of the men and women who search for them. Readers will learn about the discoveries of these intrepid dinosaur hunters and the fascinating behind-the-scenes facts as well. Full color.
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Grade 4-7-Dixon tells the stories of different discoveries about dinosaurs, touching on historical findings such as Gideon and Mary Ann Mantell's unearthing of bone fragments in 1820, and the "bone wars" between paleontologists Cope and Marsh during the white settlement of the American West. More recent controversies are discussed, too, such as whether or not the creatures were warm blooded, how to configure their bones, and what caused their demise. Dixon does well to focus on the continual discovery of new dinosaurs and new theories. This gives the material a different twist, even though much of the information is available in other books. Place's title explores the preserved remains of people around the world. She mentions jade burial suits in China, mummies preserved in peat bogs, and the famous "Ice Man" discovered recently in Europe. Bodies doesn't contain quite the collection of photos found in Jim Putnam's Mummy (Knopf, 1993), but is more informative. Clear, full-color illustrations and photographs interact well with both texts.?Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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Book Description Thomson Learning, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1568473966