Lone Star Dinosaurs

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Some 111 million years ago, deep in the heart of Texas, a herd of twenty-ton dinosaurs sauntered across a wet mud flat. Their footprints eventually became frozen in stone, leaving a sign of one fleeting moment of a particular day in the lives of these magnificent creatures.

Today, after mountains of time have passed, the story of dinosaurs in what is now Texas is being reconstructed, footprint by footprint, bone by bone. Lone Star Dinosaurs tells that story, along with the ...

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Some 111 million years ago, deep in the heart of Texas, a herd of twenty-ton dinosaurs sauntered across a wet mud flat. Their footprints eventually became frozen in stone, leaving a sign of one fleeting moment of a particular day in the lives of these magnificent creatures.

Today, after mountains of time have passed, the story of dinosaurs in what is now Texas is being reconstructed, footprint by footprint, bone by bone. Lone Star Dinosaurs tells that story, along with the exciting tale of the discoveries that have opened a peephole into the past. Behind each fossil find, there is not just a dinosaur but a person— sometimes a child—whose spark of curiosity lights the picture of prehistory. This is a thrilling story, engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, through which young and old alike can enter the world of the dinosaurs and the world of the dinosaur hunters.

Dinosaurs are a Texas legacy from worlds long past. Pleurocoelus, Alamosaurus, Acrocanthosaurus, Chasmosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Tenontosaurus are among the representatives Texas boasts of every basic group of dinosaurs—a remarkable diversity that samples nearly the entire range of dinosaurian development over an immense expanse of time. In fact, the three dinosaur-bearing areas within the state—the Panhandle, Central Texas, and Big Bend—yield treasures of vastly different ages, from the beginning of the Mesozoic Era more than 200 million years ago to the time of the big extinction some 66 million years ago. These dinosaurs lived in such different arrangements of the continents and oceans that they may as well have lived in different worlds. Their stories offer a compelling picture of the history of life on our planet.

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"Here is a visually stunning volume revealing facts about creatures you might not have known. At the American Booksellers Association convention in Chicago in June, many of the 40,000 attendees stopped to check out the big old bone on display as part of the promotion for Lone Star Dinosaurs. . . . To keep his book from reading like a text, Jacobs uses lively stories about how Texans just like you and me have found dinosaur fossils. . . . Also making Lone Star Dinosaurs a pleasure to read is the impressive artwork of Karen Carr . . ."—Judyth Rigler
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LOUIS JACOBS's dinosaur discoveries in Texas and Africa over the last two decades have often made headlines. He is director of the Shuler Museum of Paleontology and professor of geological sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a popular guest speaker. A member of the Board of Directors of the Dinosaur Society, Jacobs is also the author of Quest for the African Dinosaurs and Cretaceous Airport.

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