Children's LiteratureA title in the "Exploring Dinosaurs" series, this volume tells young readers everything they have ever wanted to know about this giant reptile that lived from about 150 million to 144 million years ago, during the Jurassic geologic time period. The book opens, and closes, with chapters giving us a fictional glimpse of everyday life for Diplodocus, as accurately as modern science can guess it must have been for the 85-foot-long plant eater. And speaking of scientists, the book also gives a nice history of the paleontologists who first discovered the fossil remains of the first Diplodocus and whose subsequent discoveries have added greatly to our knowledge of all the species belonging to this extinct genus of animal. The sturdy hardcover book includes a glossary of scientific terms used in the text, index, annotated listing of resources for those seeking more information on Diplodocus, and geologic timeline, which describes the major prehistoric periods along with the animal/plant life that lived then. This is a well-illustrated book with historic drawings, diagrams and photographs. 2004, The Child's World, Ages 6 to 10.