Plateosaurus and Other Desert Dinosaurs(Dinosaur Find Series)


In the dry sand dunes and dust, these desert dinosaurs ate insects, plants, and sometimes, each other. Find out how these animals survived, and what they had in common with today's creatures.
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In the dry sand dunes and dust, these desert dinosaurs ate insects, plants, and sometimes, each other. Find out how these animals survived, and what they had in common with today's creatures.
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The eight dinosaurs described in this book roamed the deserts of the earth millions of years ago. The very large Carcharodontosaurus ate animals it killed with its sharp teeth. The Coelophysis roamed in groups to hunt large animals. The huge, plant-eating Ouranosaurus had a fin down it back and along its tail. Another desert dweller was the birdlike Oviraptor that laid eggs in a nest. The large Plateosaurus traveled around the desert searching for plants to eat. A Protoceratops used its sharp beak to cut off plants to eat. With a single claw on each small arm, the little Shuvuuia dug in the ground for insects to eat. A feathered Velociraptor attacked other animals for food. Each dinosaur is pictured in detail in its natural environment, and its size is compared to a chicken, a human or an elephant. A modern day animal that may have some similarities to each dinosaur is shown. The back of the book offers library references and a web site. This is an excellent choice for an elementary school library. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Sally Niezgoda
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404806672
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Dinosaur Find Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.02 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Dougal Dixon has written more than 120 books, including many on dinosaurs, fossils, and Earth science subjects. Since 1980, Dougal has been a full-time freelance writer and editor. He enjoys researching out in the field. In 2004, he spent time in Montana excavating a Stegosaurus skeleton.

His books have won the Times Educational Supplement, Primary School Book Award for Science in 1996, the Helen Roney Sattler Award from the Dinosaur Society in 1993, and the Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award in 1993.

Dougal lives in Wareham in Dorset, England, with his wife Jean. He has two children, Gavin and Lindsay.

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