Birds

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One in a series of books about prehistoric life, this volume traces the emergence of birds on earth some 150 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs. Brief discussions of life on earth during the Mesozoic Era as well as the study of bird fossils, bird groups, adaptation to an ever changing world and the extinction of some species are included. Color photos, drawings and maps as well as an appealing layout add to the well-researched text. The inclusion of both era and period as time frames may be confusing for the intended audience, especially since no graphic illustrates their relationship. Included are a quiz, an activity, glossary, index and sources for further study. Part of the "Prehistoric Life" series. 2004, Weigl Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590361702
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Prehistoric Life Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Flying Beasts 4
The Age of Archosaurs 6
A Different Earth 8
Adapting to Change 9
Bird Fossils 10
Revealing Evidence 12
Ornithologists 13
Bird Groups 14
Birds Closeup 16
Life Cycle of Birds 18
Feeding Habits of Birds 20
Disappearing Act 22
Prehistoric Birds Onscreen 24
Digging for Birds 26
Further Research 28
Ancient Activity 29
Quiz 30
Glossary 31
Index 32
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