Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young: Uncovering the Mystery of Dinosaur Familiesby Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Bruce Shillinglaw (Illustrator), Paul Carrick (Illustrator)
Is it possible that dinosaurs were good parents? For many years, scientists didn’t think so. Then an amazing discovery revealed that Maiasaura covered its nest with vegetation to keep its eggs warm. Another exciting find showed that Oviraptor sat on its nest just as birds do. Based on this and other new evidence, scientists now believe that manyif not
Is it possible that dinosaurs were good parents? For many years, scientists didn’t think so. Then an amazing discovery revealed that Maiasaura covered its nest with vegetation to keep its eggs warm. Another exciting find showed that Oviraptor sat on its nest just as birds do. Based on this and other new evidence, scientists now believe that manyif not mostdinosaurs may have cared for their young. Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld draws from the very latest findings to describe how scientists are continu-ally making new discoveries and drawing new conclusions about what life was like for dinosaurs and their young. The result is an exciting and accessible book, packed with beautiful, informative illustrations and photographs, that brings us closer than ever before to the truth about dinosaur families. Glossary, bibliography, index.
"lively presentation challenges the reader and presents science as an exciting, unfolding mystery with many clues still unsolved...Fascinating." Kirkus Reviews
Zoehfeld clearly and carefully guides readers through the complex historical trail of evidence collection and theory development that make up what we currently believe we know about dinosaur family life.
Children will use this substantive, well-organized book for reports, but the attractive design and compelling text will also encourage pleasure reading for dinosaur fans. Booklist, ALA
High-quality color photographs of fossils of eggs abd embryos and of paleontologists at works as well as line drawings and full-color paintings add to this inviting, thought-provoking book.
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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.24(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is author of many books on scientific subjects for young people. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut
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