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Desert Dinosaurs: Discovering Prehistoric Sites in the American Southwest

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Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist’s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico’s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate.
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Overview

Desert Dinosaurs is one of the few books to combine literary adventure with the possibility of hands-on discovery. Its focus is on a non-scientist’s discoveries about the dinosaurs that frequented Arizona and New Mexico’s prehistoric lands, and it offers readers the encouragement and provides them the opportunity to make their own discoveries at those sites where they can actively participate.
This sourcebook for scientific discovery is stuffed full of incredible facts and compelling data. Desert Dinosaurs offers readers insights, observations, and spirited examinations of the natural world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881509984
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/4/2012
  • Edition description: I
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,406,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Fredericks is the author of some
120 books and more than 400 articles. He has been an educator for 40 years and has worked with students of all ages, from elementary school through college. Fredericks currently teaches at York College in York, PA.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: "Dinosaurs In the desert? No way!" 10

I What You Need to Know

Chapter 1 Your Southwestern Course Schedule 18

Geography 20

Archaeology 26

History 30

Biology 36

Climatology 38

Chapter 2 Your Southwestern Visitor's Guide 44

A Southwestern State of Mind 47

Getting There 50

Getting Around 53

When to Come 54

What to Bring 56

Not to Be Missed 58

A Few Interesting Facts 64

Helpful Information 66

II Prehistoric Stuff

Chapter 3 Southwestern Paleontology (A Very Short Course) 68

Chapter 4 Zuniceratops, Dilophosaurus, and Other Southwestern Beasts 84

Triassic Dinosaur 85

Jurassic Dinosaurs 89

Cretaceous Dinosaurs 95

Chapter 5 Dinosaurs by State 104

Arizona 105

New Mexico 106

III On the Road

Chapter 6 Tours, Trips, and Travels 110

Itineraries 110

Prehistoric Etiquette 120

"Terrible Lizards" & Kids (The two aren't synonymous-they're just friends) 123

New Mexico

Chapter 7 The Day I Met the "Bisti Beast" in Albuquerque 125

Chapter 8 In Old Tucumcari 143

Chapter 9 Footprints in Time 151

Chapter 10 Of Symbols and Coelophysis 161

Arizona

Chapter 11 "Your Place for Dinosaurs …" 175

Chapter 12 Makin' Tracks 188

Chapter 13 Painted and Petrified Perspectives 202

Chapter 14 Of Names and Sonorasaurus 214

Conclusion: The Dinosaur on My Desk 229

Selected Reading 231

Acknowledgments 234

Contact Me 236

Index 237

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    Posted July 28, 2013

    Stupid fucking book

    Its bad its rubish this blody hell book

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