American Museum of Natural History: Tyrannosaurus

American Museum of Natural History: Tyrannosaurus

by William Lindsay, Mark Norell
     
 

On the trail of the king of dinosaurs! Walk in the steps of the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the largest animal ever to inhabit the earth. Spectacular photographic sequences of detailed scale models bring these terrifying creatures back to life. Produced in association with paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and revised to reflect recent… See more details below

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On the trail of the king of dinosaurs! Walk in the steps of the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the largest animal ever to inhabit the earth. Spectacular photographic sequences of detailed scale models bring these terrifying creatures back to life. Produced in association with paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field.

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Would you believe that the closest living relative to the six ton, meateating Tyrannosaurus is the bird? Close study shows that Trex walked on his toes like a bird, rather than on flat feet, like an elephant. Take a walk through a captivating museum while reading in your own home. This newest research is based on the famous American dinosaur hunter, Barnum Brown's, rare find in 1908 of a complete Trex skeleton. We are taken on a stepbystep uncovering and rebuilding of this fascinating creature. Along the way, we discover a multitude of mindboggling facts. When the Trex was first reconstructed, for example, it was shown with its tail resting on the ground and its body upright. Scientists now believe that Trex used its tail to balance its massive heavyheaded body, walking almost level with the ground. A skilled hunter, Trex was able to attack even the six ton Triceratops. Since it is thought that he would have to eat his own weight in meat every week, this made for efficient hunting. The detailed research, captivating illustrations and photos of fossil finds and skeletal reconstructions will hold readers' attention for hours. 1999, DK Publishing, Ages 10 up, $7.95. Reviewer: Leslie Julian

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ISBN-13:
9780789442727
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
American Museum of Natural History Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.92(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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