The Handy Dinosaur Answer Bookby Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E Svarney
Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurssuch as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the… See more details below
Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurssuch as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.
"[A]imed at informing young adults about an important area of science. Simply and accurately written, it presents material in an easy-to-use and readable format. The title promises handy answers and it delivers them." American Reference Books
"[H]ere are the answers in a text that will be accessible to advanced readers or parents of younger children. Readers will appreciate the book's thorough index, as well as the topic-specific and audience-specific lists of books it provides. For the true dinosaur aficionados, guidance is given about paleontology as a career path. This is an exceptional resource on an engaging topic." Children's Literature
"Succinct, well-researched answers, photos and a Further Resource section make this exactly what it says, 'a smart reference.'" Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids
"This collection of questions and answers about dinosaurs lends itself to finding specific information in short sections. It will fascinate and motivate readers. An excellent source of fundamental knowledge about an interesting subject." National Science Teachers Association
"[D]inophiles willing to sift through the text armed with said dictionary will find a lot to satisfy them .... Many small photographs and computer-generated images and some reproductions are scattered throughout, as are information boxes expounding on more common questions. A serious, often scholarly examination of a fascinating topic." School Library Journal
"The student who simply cannot find enough information about dinosaurs will be delighted with this book that has an amazing wealth of information about dinosaurs. It is really a comprehensive study of dinosaurs, even if the format is asking simple questions. The colorful illustrations and lively text provide great browsing for students interested in dinosaurs." Voya Reviews
"Excellently-designed. The style is always clear, somewhat condensed, and, fortunately, not oversimplified. A helpful and enjoyable gift to all amateurs and undergraduate students, who are interested in dinosaurs." Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie
"This is a good book for the general reader and for public libraries." American Association for the Advancement of Science
Meet the Author
Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a science writer for more than 20 years, has a master’s degree in geography/geomorphology, and has worked professionally as an oceanographer. She is the author or coauthor of more than 30 books, including the award-winning New York Public Library Science Desk Reference. Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, a naturalist, and an artist. They are the coauthors of The Handy Geology Answer Book, The Handy Math Answer Book, and The Handy Ocean Answer Book. He is the author of Skies of Fury: Weather Weirdness around the World and The Oryx Guide to Natural History. They live in Endicott, New York.
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