Digging up Dinosaurs

Digging up Dinosaurs


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More than just a book about dinosaurs, Digging Up Dinosaurs teaches kids ages 8 to 12 about paleontology through the remarkable story of the recent discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex bone with flexible blood vessels, found in Montana.

Renowned palentologist Jack Horner takes kids along on dinosaur dig, explaining step by step how fossils are formed, the best places to find them, what it takes to get them out of the ground, and what the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs that ruled Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

AWARDS: Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007. Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Science and Environment category, 2008.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560373964
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 772,805
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jack Horner was born in Shelby, Montana, and discovered his first dinosaur fossil at age 8. He has been involved with some of the most important recent dinosaur discoveries, including a Maiasaura nest at Montana's Egg Mountain and Tyrannosaurus rex fossils that contain flexible blood vessels. Horner was the technical advisor for all three Jurassic Park movies, and the character of Alan Grant was based on him. He is the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, teaches at Montana State University, and was named the Montana state paleontologist.

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