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Dinosaur Bones

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How do we know what dinosaurs were like?

Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. Then suddenly they all died out. How do we know now what they looked like? How do we know that they really existed at all? Read and find out how scientists have proven the existence of dinosaurs by studying fossil remains. Each new fossil find helps them to ice together a picture of what the world was like millions of years ago.

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Overview

How do we know what dinosaurs were like?

Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. Then suddenly they all died out. How do we know now what they looked like? How do we know that they really existed at all? Read and find out how scientists have proven the existence of dinosaurs by studying fossil remains. Each new fossil find helps them to ice together a picture of what the world was like millions of years ago.

Discusses how scientists, studying fossil remains, provide information on how dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The latest Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book is written in the lively and informative style of Aliki's Digging Up Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs Are Different, with the added personal perspective of My Visit to the Dinosaurs. Here Aliki helps children understand that our knowledge of dinosaurs began less than 200 years ago, when Mary Ann Mantell discovered fossilized dinosaur teeth in a pile of rocks near an English quarry. The major findings of other scientists are included as well. Aliki has a perfect sense of just which details will most delight her readers: dinosaur footprints, a banquet held inside a life-size dinosaur model. Full-color illustrations of curious, questioning people and their discoveries make a treasure hunt of this fact-filled volume. Ages 4-8. February
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 There's nothing intrinsical ly wrong with this latest Aliki contribu tion to dinomania; it's just that it all seems a bit familiar. Some of the infor mation appears to be culled from Ali ki's earlier and admittedly, drabber books. Other pages seem similar in con tent to Aliki's more recent volumes. Still, she has managed to provide a sim plified explanation of the history of pa leontology in a format that even pre schoolers will comprehend. She reiterates much basic information about the separation of the continents, earth's time periods, and how scientists reconstruct dinosaurs from fossilized bones. Little information is provided about more recent dinosaur discov eries. Like the text, the illustrations in this book are reminiscent of other re cent Aliki books on prehistoric life. Overall, this is a good book, but one which may duplicate information avail able in others. Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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Meet the Author

Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London.

Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published. A longtime resident of New York City, she now lives in London.

Aliki's books for young readers include All by Myself!, Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils tell of Long Ago, How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Feet, My Five Senses, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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